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Watch: A See Through Engine Combusting in Slow Mo

by on 18 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Video

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We’ve all seen cutaways and gifs of engine operation, but seeing inside a real engine as it runs 150 times slower than reality is something else altogether. Not only does this video from Warped Perception go into the correct operation of a four stroke Briggs and Stratton engine, it also goes into incorrect operation. Using […] More…

Rallycross Team EKS to Get Audi Factory Backing

by on 18 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Following Team EKS’s FIA World Rallycross championship win, Audi will dive into rallycross by giving the team full factory backing. Team EKS, Audi DTM veteran Mattias Ekstrom’s baby, has been racing Audi S1 RXs since 2014. This year, Esktrom won his first driver’s championship in the series, sewing up the team championship in the process. […] More…

Watch: The Stig Takes the Audi R8 V10 Plus for a Power Lap

by on 17 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Video

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It’s only been a few months since the last episode of Top Gear, but it somehow feels like it’s been a lot longer. As a result finding this video of The Stig driving an Audi R8 V10 around the Top Gear test track feels weirdly nostalgic. Wherever the location, though, the chance to listen to […] More…

All Future Bentleys Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid Option

by on 17 January 2017 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News

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Bentley says plug-in hybrid drivetrains make the most sense for its elite-class customer base – enough to offer them as an option for all its ultra-luxury vehicles. Speaking last week at Automotive News World Congress, held in Detroit in conjunction with the auto show, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer said that all Bentley models will have […] More…

Limited Edition Ducati Diavel Diesel Announced

by on 17 January 2017 in Ducati News Fourtitude News

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Ducati and fashion brand Diesel are collaborating once again, this time with a limited edition Diavel model. Ducati will produce only 666 units featuring a Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic look jointly created by Diesel Creative Director Andrea Rosso and the Ducati Design Center. This marks the second Diesel-branded limited edition Ducati following the 2013 Diesel Monster […] More…

Audi Expanding Business in China

by on 17 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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China has been a goldmine for Audi and VW, as the massive country with a voracious appetite for cars helped the companies weather the deiselgate storm. Now, Audi is announcing that it will bring more models to the country thanks to its partnership with FAW VW. The expansion will allow Audi to enter new segments, […] More…

VW Plans to Have 8 NEVs in China, According to Leaked Document

by on 16 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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A leaked slide from a product presentation shows that Volkswagen is planning to launch eight electrified vehicles in China. There will be two each based on the MQB platform, Audi’s MLB platform, the all electric MEB platform, and two more released as a joint venture with one of VW’s Chinese partners, JAC. Audi will release […] More…

Audi Empire Strong with Positive Sales for Italian Brands

by on 16 January 2017 in Ducati News Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

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Audi’s two Italian brands, Lamborghini and Ducati, performed well in 2016, with both exceeding the previous year’s sales, and Lamborghini seeing its best sales year ever. Lamborghini’s sales bump came from all over the world. The brand had record sales in in all major regions, leading to a 7% bump in sales overall. That amounts […] More…

Michelin Claims its Newest Tire is the Best

by on 16 January 2017 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Choice Gear Fourtitude News

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Michelin has introduced the new Pilot Sport 4 S tire at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The latest ultra-high-performance offering from Michelin succeeds the popular Michelin Pilot Super Sport, designed for sports cars and high-performance vehicles. According to Michelin, the Pilot Sport 4 S combines the best aspects of the Pilot Super Sport with key attributes […] More…

Watch: The Story of a $2.5 Million Barn Find Miura

by on 16 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News Video

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We’ve all dreamed of finding a rare or ridiculous car in a barn, but the truth is that even you find one, it takes a certain kind of person to do the right thing with it. It takes a person like Jeff, who found a ’69 Miura rotting away in a garage and decided not […] More…

Volkswagen Exec Could Get 169 Years; Top Managers Warned Not to Go on Vacation

by on 13 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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After a Volkswagen official was collared in Miami while on vacation, other top company officials have been warned to stay close to home. Oliver Schmidt, who allegedly lied to environmental regulators to cover up VW’s emissions cheating, was arrested by FBI agents Saturday while returning home from a Cuban holiday. According to Reuters, Schmidt, one […] More…

Automakers Struggling To Find Enough Batteries for Growing EV Demand

by on 13 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Industry News

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Some automakers are facing the dilemma of finding enough lithium-ion batteries for meeting their large-scale electric vehicle production targets. According to a Automotive News, Volkswagen Group is one grappling with the question head-on as it readies for its aggressive target of manufacturing two-to-three million EVs per year by 2025. Several competitor global automakers are facing […] More…