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TBT: The 30th Anniversary of Audi’s First Safari Rally Victory

by on 20 April 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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For all its Group B excellence and the revolution that was Quattro AWD, Audi never managed to win Africa’s Safari Rally during rallying’s wildest years. It wouldn’t be until 1987, with a 200 Quattro driven by flying Finn, Hannu Mikkola, that Audi would finally win the African event. The race, held in Kenya in 1987, […] More…

Take a Tour of the Work Wheels Factory in Osaka

by on 5 April 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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During a recent trip to Japan, the folks at Work Wheels invited me to visit their headquarters in Osaka, and as a self-confessed wheel whore, of course I had to accept. It got even better when local friend, and owner of H-Sport in Kyoto, Hideki Fukui offered to drive me there from Kyoto in his […] More…

Racing Legend Offers Top 10 Winter Driving Tips

by on 10 February 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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The winter season often brings along the most dangerous driving conditions. Top Fuel drag racing legend Doug Herbert lost his two young sons in a tragic car crash in 2008 and has since transformed his grief into something positive by creating the non-profit, teen-focused defensive driving program Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe (B.R.A.K.E.S.). Herbert […] More…

What You Need to Know About Audi’s New Quattro Ultra All-Wheel Drive System

by on 30 November 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Audi may not have invented all-wheel drive, but it’s safe to say the German automaker has pretty much perfected it over the years. Introduced in 1980, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive has become as synonymous with the brand as its four-ring logo. Helping its cause is just how tremendously reliable the system has been, providing peace […] More…

Buyback or Fix: TDI Owners Weigh in on Settlement

by on 1 November 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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A US federal judge has finally approved a record high settlement for the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with the German automaker to spend $14.7 billion remedying the situation. More than 400,000 affected U.S. owners are being given two options: take a buyback from the Volkswagen Group or wait for the EPA to approve a fix. We […] More…

The Wild and Wacky World of Walter Treser’s Audi-Based Creations

by on 14 October 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Who built the first 250-horsepower Quattro? The first turbocharged German wagon? The first long-wheelbase Audi with all-wheel drive? The first all-wheel-drive convertible? The first off-road-inspired Audi? The first aluminum space-frame car? The first mid-engine car with Volkswagen’s Audi Group underpinnings? Not Audi. They all came from the mind of one incredible engineer named Walter Treser. […] More…

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…