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8 Things to Know Before Upgrading Your Wheels and Tires

by on 1 September 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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There’s no quicker way to transform the look and feel of your ride than adding a new set of wheels and tires. Whether you’ve got performance on your mind or pure aesthetics, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. From understanding the terminology to understanding the risks involved, we’ve put together this handy guide […] More…

Take a Tour of the Wolfsburg ZeitHaus

by on 25 August 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Way back at the beginning of the millennium Volkswagen decided to build the Autostadt. It was to opened on the occasion of the Hanover World’s Fair, and as a result, shares many of the qualities of a world’s fair, except that it deals primarily with VWs. Autostadt is contained within the Volkswagen Factory grounds in Wolfsburg […] More…

The Autostadt Museum in Wolfsburg

by on 22 August 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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On the occasion of the Beetle Sunshine Tour, I was invited to fly out to Germany last week and partake in some Volkswagen related tomfoolery. While I was there, I managed to nab a couple of pictures of Audis in the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg and at coastal town where the Beetle festival was taking […] More…

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Audi Enthusiasts

by on 30 November 2015 in Choice Gear Miscellaneous Features

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CyberMonday seems about as good a day as any to kick off our annual Gift Guide for Audi enthusiasts. Each year Fourtitude endeavors to assemble a mix of cool gifts for your favorite Audi owner or enthusiast. From affordable to expensive, easy to find or complicated acquisition, the mix you’ll find here will prove you […] More…

Audi sportscar experience: R8 Introduction

by on 22 April 2015 in Miscellaneous Features Travel & Grand Tourism

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It’s early on a Thursday morning, and although the sun is just beginning to crest the horizon, I’m already wide awake. While commuters are heading off to the daily slog, Vortex Media Group’s Head of Sales John Acton and I are heading north on California’s Route 101. We’re on our way to the Audi sportscar experience […] More…

Q&A: Sitting Down with Audi Design Chief Marc Lichte

by on 17 April 2015 in Miscellaneous Features

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While in Geneva, Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show, Fourtitude editors had the chance to join a group interview with Audi’s new head of design Marc Lichte. Tasked with ushering in a whole new generation of design, Lichte has his work cut out for him. Quite obviously though, he’s already hard at work in the […] More…

Retrospective: 1996 Audi S6 plus

by on 26 February 2015 in Miscellaneous Features

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Back in the 1990s, Audi had assembled their own internal skunkworks and incorporated at its own entity. quattro GmbH was born, and with it came the first in a line of the highest performance and highly tailored Audi exclusive vehicles. First out of the gate, after a restoration of a Sport quattro for a wealthy client, was the development of the S6 plus that hit the market in 1996. More…

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Audi Enthusiasts

by on 8 December 2014 in Choice Gear Miscellaneous Features

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It is officially the holiday gift-giving season and as such it’s about that time for our annual Holidayg Gift Guide for Audi Enthusiasts. Each year this website endeavors to piece together a perfect gift list for those with a passion for Audi. Items on this list may range from a couple of dollars to several thousand, from easily purchased locally to complex hoop-jumping involved. Some may be obvious Audi-branded goods, while others simply follow a similar philosophy like Audi ultra lightweight design, the latest technology, impressive engineering or tailored customization akin to Audi Exclusive. Whatever the case, we think most any enthusiast would be happy to have any item from this list. We do hope you agree and further, would like to wish you a happy holiday season no matter your spiritual engine. More…

Revealed: Late 1990s Mid-Engine R8 GT1 & G-TT GT2 Race & Road Car Proposals

by on 25 July 2014 in Design Miscellaneous Features

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We first encountered designer Peter Stevens on Facebook earlier this month. We learned that longtime automotive designer was once involved with an Audi Le Mans project that pre-dated that of the R8R LMP1. At the time, Audi was exploring both the building of a supercar and the entry into Le Mans style sports car racing. GT1 & GT2 efforts were the hot formula at the time and the Audi TT was Ingolstadt’s only sports car. More…

Texas Test: Behind the Scenes as Audi Test Runs the 2014 R18 e-tron quattro at Circuit of the Americas.

by on 21 March 2014 in Miscellaneous Features Motorsport

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The view directly below my feet is a floor of of dotted clear glass atop the red steel waterfall of a tower that posits like Mount Olympus over the sprawling Circuit of the Americas. I adjust my Pumas so as not to virtually step on the line of parked Audi A4s that appear as bugs on the ground. Just beyond the row of Audis is the big sweeper that makes up turns 16, 17 and 18, ushered along by big swathes of red and white stripes. I can see what is left of the track’s trademark stars blacked out with paint atop a slightly more sun-bleached black tarmac. Rumor has it that this was all Bernie Eccelstone’s doing, because maybe there’s only so much room for such things amongst the stars of his F1 travelling circus. It all seems a bit of a contrast to this day though, as I’m at an up-until-now secret test of the new 2014 spec Audi R18 e-tron quattro. The notoriously secretive Audi Sport has invited a short list of journalists in order to shed some light on their new program and their menacing new R18 e-tron quattro. More…

Audi R18 Cookies to Help Santa in His Endurance Run. Season’s Greetings from Fourtitude.

by on 10 December 2013 in Miscellaneous Features

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This year we tried something a little different when it came to our holiday plans. As you can see, the plan included Christmas cookies and everyone’s favorite 2012 World Endurance Championship-winning #2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
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2013 Holiday Gift Guide for the Audi Enthusiast

by on 30 November 2013 in Miscellaneous Features

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Having survived Black Friday, it’s about that time of year that we publish our annual Holiday Gift Guide for the Audi Enthusiast. Each year this website endeavors to piece together a perfect gift list for Audi enthusiasts. Items on this list may range from a couple of dollars to several thousand, from easily purchased locally to extensive hoop-jumping involved. Some may be obvious Audi-branded goods, while others simply follow a similar philosophy like Audi ultra lightweight design or tailored customization akin to Audi Exclusive. Whatever the case, we think most any enthusiast would be happy to have most items from this list. We do hope you agree and further, would like to wish you a happy holiday season no matter your spiritual engine. More…