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Best Audi Engine Swap at H20i Isn’t In an Audi (plus Video)

posted by on 1 October 2014 in Audi News

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There’s no doubt that this past weekend’s H20 International event in Ocean City, MD has roots in the Volkswagen culture. Audi, Volkswagen and scattered others of the Volkswagen Group portfolio find their way to this event every September in order to see and be seen. Among them was this Volkswagen GTI “Mk 1″ from Quebec. More…

Event: Audi-Owner Meet-Up in Ocean City, H2Oi Weekend

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Events News PhotoGraphic

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As mentioned in our H2Oi event report, off-campus meet-ups, get-togethers and cruising are becoming as important a not-to-miss than the event itself on H2O International weekend. Those savvy to discussion forums like our own H20-focused event forum, can tell you that specialty gatherings and meet-ups are a particular highlight. In as much, we headed over to Saturday’s Audi owner meet-up in the parking lot of the mall at 94th Street and Ocean City’s Coastal Highway. Needless to say, we weren’t disappointed. More…

Choice Gear: GoPro Hero4

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Choice Gear

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To say that GoPro cameras have come a long way since their introduction in 2004 just might be the understatement of the year.  In those ten years, the tiny cameras have gone from being hindered by a 10 second record time to becoming an Emmy Award-winning must-have item for both amateurs and professionals in the […] More…

DTM and Super GT Agree to New Class One Regulations. IMSA Involved.

posted by on 30 September 2014 in Motorsport

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DTM and the Japanese Super GT are making big steps forward, in their co-operation. Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the technical regulations – mainly in the chassis and the aero areas – have been identical, in the two series and from 2017, there also will be joint engine regulations: two litres, four cylinders, turbo charged. These are the key data of the new ‘Class One’ – how it will be internationally called. That was agreed upon by DTM rights holder and promoter ITR e.V., the Japanese Super-GT organisers GTA and all the manufacturers involved during a joint meeting, on 30th October in Tokyo. In addition, the American motor-racing association, IMSA, also plans to announce races according to the new Class-One regulations. More…

DTM: Audi Sport Victorious at Zandvoort

posted by on 29 September 2014 in Motorsport

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In what was arguably the most thrilling race of the year Mattias Ekström kept a cool head and gave Audi its first victory of the DTM season at Zandvoort. For the Swede, this marked an amazing fourth triumph at Zandvoort, for Audi, it was the seventh success in eleven runs on the challenging track in the Dutch dunes. More…

DTM: Audi Shines in Qualifying at Zandvoort

posted by on 27 September 2014 in Motorsport

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This is a very rare occurrence in the DTM: With four RS 5 DTM cars in the top five, Audi managed a brilliant performance in qualifying for the DTM race at Zandvoort (the Netherlands). Particularly remarkable was Mike Rockenfeller’s showing, who clinched the pole position in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM. More…

#FotoshopFriday: Theophilus Chin’s Audi A9 with Aston Martin Lagonda Inspiration

posted by on 26 September 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Reports on the upcoming L.A. Auto Show Audi A9 revealing concept car suggest it will evolve the Audi design language. With new design boss Marc Lichte about to make his mark with that car, many designers on the outside are doing their best to take a guess at the direction that will be taken by the Audi Design Team. Enter Theophilus Chin.
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Audi TT Sportback Concept Drawings Surface Ahead of Paris

posted by on 26 September 2014 in Design Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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There’d been a rumor running that Audi will show a TT-based concept car. We theorized that it was likely a Sportback last week, and that much is true. Interestingly though, new pre-release drawings from the Audi Design Team appear to confirm the car will be more in the line of the A7 Sportback than it will Avant-like form we’d run with the story.
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Unitronic Presents 2.0 TSI Gen3 MQB Performance Software

posted by on 25 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Unitronic is pleased to announce its Performance Software for the 2.0 TSI (EA888) Generation 3 equipped MQB platforms will be unveiled at H20i, exclusively available at Unitronic’s Event Booth, providing owners with the first opportunity to Get Unitronic’s Performance Software. Unitronic has precisely re-calibrated the SIMOS 18 engine control unit (ECU) to deliver maximum performance […] More…

Laurens Vanthoor Wins Championship in Blancpain Endurance Championship for Audi

posted by on 25 September 2014 in Motorsport

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Laurens Vanthoor in the Audi R8 LMS ultra won the driver title in the Blancpain Endurance Series (BES) for Audi Sport customer racing. In the season finale, the Nürburgring 1000, the mere 23-year-old Belgian together with Christopher Mies and César Ramos was victorious in difficult conditions. In addition, the 33 points awarded for the victory at the Nürburgring earned the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT the team title in the prestigious endurance racing series. With that, the driver and team titles have gone to Audi for the third time in the Blancpain Endurance Series that has existed since 2011. More…

DTM: Eager Anticipation of Audi Drivers’ Favorite Track

posted by on 25 September 2014 in Motorsport

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The battle for the prestigious title of the best manufacturer is intensifying. Before the penultimate round of the DTM at Zandvoort next weekend (September 27 to 28) Audi and BMW are separated by only 18 points. The advantage for the four rings: There is no other track of which the Audi drivers have as many fond memories as of the circuit located on the North Sea Coast about an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. More…

Even More Photos and Video of New Audi TT Roadster and TTS Roadster

posted by on 25 September 2014 in Audi News

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As is usual in the days after a initial reveal of a new model, Audi AG has released even more content depicting the TT and TTS Roadster twins. Today this includes new marketing photos via model sections added to the German market Audi.de website, and also video footage of the TTS specifically. More…