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Richard Hammond Crashes Motorcycle while Filming The Grand Tour

by on 20 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Former Top Gear star and current host of The Grand Tour Richard Hammond is “fine” after a motorcycle crash reportedly knocked him out. The TV star, who suffered brain damage in 2006 when a rocket-powered car he was driving crashed, admitted in a blog post that he came off a motorcycle while filming in a […] More…

Winkelmann Casts Doubt on Audi Hypercar

by on 20 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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We reported last week that Audi was considering producing a hybrid supercar to compete with Mercedes and Aston Martin, but Audi Sport boss, Stephan Winkelmann recently doused the flames of excitement in an interview with Top Gear. “A hybrid hypercar would be a perfect thing,” Winkelmann told the magazine. “If it’s about ideas, we are […] More…

Watch: Chris Harris Cracks 200 KMH in No Time Flat

by on 17 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Guys. The Bugatti Veyron is real fast. Check it. This is Chris Harris, professional judge of fast and his giggles are the equivalent of a perfect 10. A post shared by Only Bugatti Chirons (@onlychirons) on Mar 14, 2017 at 1:04pm PDT Harris is apparently filming a segment for his pet project, a little show […] More…

VW Fires Back at Munich Prosecutors Following Raid

by on 17 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Volkswagen has said that it will take “every action” at its disposal against prosecutors who searched Jones Day. Earlier this week, we read that a team of investigators from the Munich prosecutor’s office (among others) had conducted a raid of Audi’s two largest factories as well as a number offices and private residences associated with […] More…

Audi Sport Promises Six More RSs Before 2019

by on 17 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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After revealing two new RS cars (the 5 and the 3 Sportback) at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi Sport’s boss, Stephan Winkelmann, reasserted that the company is planning to reveal six more RS models by the end of 2018. Winkelmann did not reveal just which models they would be, but he did say that while […] More…

Audi’s New RS5 DTM Completes 1,300 Miles of Testing

by on 17 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi’s motorsport division was living it up in Italy this week soaking in the sun, eating some of fine local fare, and turning in impressive lap times. That’s because Audi Motorsport was at Vallelunga testing its brand new RS5 DTM, first revealed at Geneva but a week ago. Although the car was just revealed, it […] More…

Lichte Lays Out the Future of Audi Design

by on 16 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Ever since  Marc Lichte took over design duties at Audi he’s been promising an end to the Russian doll school of design, wherein all Audis look the same except bigger or smaller. In an interview with French outlet L’argus, Lichte went over some of the finer points of his design vision. The change, he says, […] More…

New Report Confirms Car Buyers are Exceptionally Boring People

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Apparently the auto market is increasingly looking like an eight-bit grayscale, with the vast majority of new vehicles sold these days finished in a less-than-exciting quartet of colors. That’s according to a report from paint supplier Axalta, which found that an astonishing 77 percent of cars, trucks and SUVs sold in 2016 were finished in […] More…

Audi Sales Drop 1.1% in 2016

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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China proved itself to be one of those hideously dangerous swords with two edges last year, as a sharp sales decline in January meant that Audi’s biggest market caused the automaker’s annual sales figures to drop by 1.1%. That drop despite seeing double digit increases (yet again) in America and more moderate increases in Europe. […] More…

Audi Plans to Release Three EVs by 2020

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is jumping on the electric bandwagon, saying it will make three distinct electric models by 2020. Two will be crossovers, while the third will be a compact car. They will join an ever expanding range of plug-in SUVs The first has already been confirmed. The e-tron SUV is set to go on sale next […] More…

Audi Confirms the Q4

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Get ready to see a new small-ish SUV in Audi showrooms come 2019, because Audi has confirmed that it will produce the Q4. Although Audi is one of the few automakers with a sedan that’s selling in numbers (the A4), the fast expanding SUV market can’t be ignored. Slotted between the Q3 and Q5, the […] More…

German Prosecutors Raid Audi Offices

by on 15 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi’s two biggest factories were raided today by German prosecutors as part of the ongoing investigation into the emissions scandal. The raid is the first since the scandal broke a year and a half ago and was specifically in connection to the Audi, VW, and Porsche 3.0-liter TDI engines. “With these search orders we aim […] More…