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Video: Audi RS 7 vs. Tesla P85D, Track Tested

by on 26 August 2015 in via Fourtitude Video

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When you think about it, a comparison test of the Audi RS 7 and the Tesla Model S P85D with Ludicrous Speed option is a square off just waiting to happen. Both cars, handsome 5-door hatches that are unlikely and sultry forms for luxurious executive sedans, represent the most aggressive of their pedigree but with decidedly different technological strategies aimed at nearly the same goal. More…

quattro GmbH Boss Killing Manuals and Adding SUVs & EVs Says Meiners

by on 28 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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We suspect there’ll be plenty to debate over two recent stories by Jens Meiners. The German auto journalist has filed two reports, one in Car & Driver and one in Automotive News, suggesting quattro GmbH boss Heinz Hollerweger confirmed rumors like the death of the manual transmission, more differentiation, more SUVs and EVs from quattro GmbH. There’s a […] More…

Robert Cumberford Critiques Audi prologue Concept and, in Turn, Audi’s New Design Direction

by on 14 July 2015 in Design via Fourtitude

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Longtime fans of Automobile Magazine or car design in general need no introduction to Robert Crumberford. The former designer turned writer pens a monthly column dubbed By Design for the magazine and has been doing so for as long as we can remember. As closet design fans, and what Audi enthusiast isn’t, we’re regular readers of his work and take particular interest when he turns his critic’s eye toward Audi as he did this month with the prologue concept. More…

U.S. Market Details Revealed for the B9 Audi A4

by on 13 July 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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Last week, while in Europe for the R8 world launch, some North American press were given access to the new B9 Audi A4. While they didn’t get to drive the, they were able to learn U.S. market specific details. More…

Proposed Bill in Pennsylvania Could Make Red Lights Optional

by on 24 June 2015 in via Fourtitude

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Here’s an interesting bit of traffic legislation that’s come across our desks from the state of Pennsylvania. It appears that on Monday, the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee has passed an amendment to a bill that would give drivers the option to proceed “with caution” through a red light found to be unresponsive.
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What Not to Do with Your Audi Q7 at Winter Fishing Festival

by on 3 February 2015 in via Fourtitude

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There’s no doubt that wintery conditions plus any form of Audi quattro is ripe for a splendidly enjoyable afternoon. Then there’s this situation, one any Audi owner wants to avoid. It seems the owner of this Q7 took his four ringer on the ice, until the ice broke.
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Audi RS 3 Sportback: First Drives & Video Guide to the Internet

by on 27 January 2015 in via Fourtitude Video

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One of the things we hate about being new media in a world still run by largely old media rules is that we didn’t get to drive the new Audi RS 3 Sportback just yet. You see, the European press got a stab at hooning them in the snow and such in Finland, and sharing […] More…

Audi Considers Production of TT offroad or Sportback. Lets Journalists Drive Both.

by on 9 December 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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Audi has made no secret of the fact that they wish to expand their lineup of TT models to beyond the current coupé and Roadster offerings. Several concept cars have been built to emphasize that fact, and more recently the brand has even taken a short list of journalist to Cannes, France in order to sample the two most viable candidates.
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Say Audi Invited You to Drive the R18 e-tron quattro. It Happened to this Guy.

by on 20 November 2014 in via Fourtitude

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We’ll be honest, we’ve been lucky over the years to drive some pretty insane cars. From the latest RS-models to prototype test mules and even concept cars, Audi has been most generous to us in allowing us to get behind the wheel of some ridiculous cars. Then again, we think all of this might pail in comparison when it comes to Jason Harper who recently got to do some laps at Misano in the 2014 spec Le Mans winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2.
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via4T: Georg Kacher Compares 2016 Audi TTS with 1958 DKW Monza

by on 15 September 2014 in via Fourtitude Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Over the last week and a half you may have been noticing Audi TT and TTS reviews spilling forth from the usual automotive outlets. We ran our own first of several last week, though it seems Automobile’s Georg Kacher has upstaged everyone just a bit with not only a TTS review, but a comparo with an uber rare 1958 DKW Monza coupe.
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Car & Driver Instrument Tests New Audi S3 Sedan

by on 20 August 2014 in via Fourtitude

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Audi of America will release the new U.S.-spec S3 sedan to the American public and press sometime next month. In an effort to get ahead of everyone else, Car & Driver headed on over to the UK where the car is already on sale in order to log some instrument tests at a former RAF Bruntingthorpe air field near Leicestershire. More…

Don’t Speed in Virginia: Jalopnik Editor’s Story of High MPH & Consequences

by on 6 August 2014 in via Fourtitude

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I’ve always sort of thought Virginia hates cars, or perhaps drivers. It’s a front license plate state. It has a car tax whereby car owners are taxed annually based on value and number of cars they own. It is a state where radar detectors are illegal, in-state drivers pay even more inflated fines than out-of-state drivers, and speeds over 20 mph will land you in jail.
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