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Watch Two Brits Have the Best Day Ever in an R8

by on 27 June 2016 in Video

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Supercar lifestyle blogger, Mr JWW was at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, where he got a ride up Lord March’s driveway in an Audi R8. Better yet, the YouTuber was driven by Oliver Jarvis, who just a week ago was in France driving an R18 at Le Mans. The video is very watchable […] More…

Audi-Owned HERE Important for More than Just Self-Driving Cars

by on 27 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Industry News

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Last year Audi, Mercedes, and BMW announced that they would be jointly buying mapping company HERE as a way to help improve self-driving technology. Now, though, Forbes reports that it could help with substantially more than that. HERE was a company primarily known for its mapping technology when it was purchased for $3 billion from […] More…

Lucas di Grassi Wins in TT Cup at Norisring

by on 27 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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You just can’t keep Lucas di Grassi off the podium. Even though this was only his first time behind the wheel of the TT Cup car, he managed to win Sunday’s Audi Sport TT Cup race at the Norisring, in Nuremberg. Di Grassi was a guest driver in the series, which supports the DTM racing […] More…

Audi Wins Twice at DTM Home Round

by on 27 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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After a 14 year drought, Audi has finally won at home in Nuremberg. Best of all, though, they didn’t just win once, they won both races in this round of the DTM series. Drivers Edoardo Mortara and Nico Müller each climbed to the step of the podium on Saturday and Sunday’s races at the Norisring. […] More…

Audi A5 to Reduce Particulate Emissions 90% by 2017

by on 24 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen’s annual general meeting was full of lots of information and lots of scrutiny, because of diesel-gate and the Group’s new direction. As a result, one item was overshadowed and that was Volkswagen AG CEO Matthias Muller’s announcement that the Group would be installing a soot-reducing filter to some of its gas engines. Muller said, […] More…

Watch: What Goes Under the Hood of an Audi TT Cup Car

by on 24 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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We reported earlier this week that the Formula E championship leader, Lucas di Grassi, would be headed to Nuremberg this weekend to race as a guest in the Audi Sport TT Cup, but just what will he be racing? The Audi Sport TT Cup is a one-car series that runs parallel to the DTM season, […] More…

Audi Hopes for Big Win at Home DTM Race

by on 24 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi Sport is back at it this weekend, racing their DTM RS5s at their home event in Nuremberg. The Norisring—as it’s called to limit confusion with the Nurbergring—is the only street circuit on the DTM calendar this year, though, so it will be a tough one. Audi haven’t won a race on the Norisring in […] More…

Gallery: Eurokracy 2016

by on 24 June 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Fourtitude News

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Montreal was full of European tuner cars this weekend, as the annual Eurokracy festival kicked off, celebrating the continent’s best. Every year, the festival honours the best cars that made the trek to the great white north, and friend-of-the-site, Jamie Orr, was among those trekkers. He took these fine shots at the festival and here […] More…

Di Grassi to Race in TT Cup at Norisring

by on 23 June 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Fresh off his podium finish at Le Mans and only a week before he battles it out for the Formula E championship in the streets of London, Lucas di Grassi will be in Nuremburg, racing an Audi TT at the track that is billed as the German Monaco. Di Grassi will be racing as a […] More…

VW Will Reportedly Give TDI Owners Up to $7,000

by on 23 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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With Volkswagen, regulators, and owners expected to present a diesel scandal settlement agreement to US District Judge Charles Breyer on June 28, rumors are already swirling about what the content of the deal will be. Bloomberg today is reporting that Volkswagen will provide cash payments of $1,000 to $7,000 to TDI owners and will fund […] More…

Audi Dumping Dual Clutch Transmissions for Traditional Automatics in Hi-Po Models

by on 23 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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According to a recent report from Australia’s Drive, the German automaker is transitioning back to automatic transmissions on vehicles packing higher levels of torque. The company has already put an eight-speed automatic transmission in the new S4 and S5 models, a move it made because of “a torque issue,” said Florian Beck, powertrain engineer for the new S4 […] More…

Audi Could Dethrone Tesla, Says Berenberg Bank

by on 23 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Hamburg’s Berenberg Bank is warning that Tesla’s lead in the electric car segment could be short lived, according to a new report from Forbes. The Silicon-Valley-style automaker’s grip on electric mobility is at risk because of companies like Audi and Porsche, argues the bank. Coming on the heels of the announcement that Tesla would be […] More…