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Save the Ring. More than a Mantra, Bidders Step Up to Make it Happen.

posted by on 4 November 2013 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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We’ve all seen those ‘Save the Ring’ t-shirts, bumper stickers and other swag meant to raise awareness for the fiscal unsteadiness of the fabled Nurburgring. It turns out what has become a mantra for fans and enthusiasts is coming to a head round about now as bids are being considered for new ownership of the legendary race track nestled in the Eifel mountains of Germany.

Audi S5 Smashed by Shipping Container. Passengers Survive!

posted by on 1 November 2013 in via Fourtitude

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We’ve just run across some photos that seem to have come out of the equivalent of a Road Runner & Coyote cartoon. No, it wasn’t crushed by an anvil, but likely a steel shipping container is a whole lot worse anyway. Apparently the car was crushed when the container was thrown from a truck near Quanzhou, China.

30 Years of quattro GmbH Display Opens at Audi Forum Neckarsulm

posted by on 8 October 2013 in Audi Exclusive Events News via Fourtitude

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About 13,000 hp and 30 years of pure emotion : The Audi Forum Neckarsulm presents the moving story of quattro GmbH, and visitors can experience automotive highlights . The event offers a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of the company. More…

So the UK Already Has A3 Sedans. Here Are Pics and Reviews as Proof.

posted by on 8 October 2013 in PhotoGraphic via Fourtitude

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Audi of America tells us the A3 sedan will arrive on these shores by March 2014. Given their penchant for conservative timeframes, we think that could be a fair bit earlier… but it’s not now… not yet. Comparably, the UK seems to have already gotten them. Jealous?

Video: Audi R8 V10 plus Contests Motor Trend’s ‘World’s Greatest Drag Race 3′

posted by on 27 August 2013 in via Fourtitude Video

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Sometimes we wonder if Motor Trend does their annual Best Driver’s Car story simply so they have an excuse to rent out an airstrip (and helicopter) in order to stage the equally annual World’s Greatest Drag Race. Whatever the reason, they have done so, this year including the R8 V10 plus, and they have posted a video of their findings on YouTube.

Video: Motor Trend Pits Audi R8 V10 plus versus Nissan GT-R Track Pack

posted by on 29 May 2013 in via Fourtitude Video

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This month’s issue of Motor Trend is billed as the comparison test issue and paramount amongst the battles waged within the issue’s pages is a feature pitting the Audi R8 V10 plus versus the Nissan GT-R with new track pack. We reported on a similar comparison from DRIVE’s Chris Harris recently, so we were curious to see how Motor Trend would view a similar lineup. Even better, MT published the story via YouTube and you can watch that at the bottom of this story.

Video + Galley: Chris Harris Pits New Audi R8 V10 plus vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S & 750 hp Nissan GT-R

posted by on 14 May 2013 in via Fourtitude Video

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DRIVE’s Chris Harris videos are becoming a regular fixture here on Fourtitude. An Audi S4 owner and well-respected UK-based journalist, Harris’ take on things is often of keen interest to our readers. This week the Brit pits the new Audi R8 V10 plus against the Porsche 911 Turbo S (997) and a 750-hp Nissan GT-R tuned by Litchfield “in order to make up the price gap”.

Worthersee Gallery #4: Audis in Reifnitz from audi4ever

posted by on 9 May 2013 in Events News PhotoGraphic via Fourtitude

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In addition to plenty of photos of the Audi TT ultra quattro and the rest of the Audi stand, our friends over at the Austrian Audi blog have submitted even more photos of enthusiast owned Audis from around the streets, parking lots and fields of Reifnitz.

Worthersee Gallery #3: Audi Stand Shots from audi4ever

posted by on 9 May 2013 in Events News PhotoGraphic via Fourtitude

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Though it’s been going on officially or unofficially for over a week, today marks the official opening of the Audi presence as well as other official displays from Volkswagen Group siblings, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen. Audi friend Manfred from the Austrian-based was able to return to the center of Reifnitz in order to grab more photos of the official Audi presence.

Worthersee Gallery #2: Audi TT ultra quattro concept Pics from audi4ever

posted by on 8 May 2013 in Events News PhotoGraphic via Fourtitude

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We’re now less than a day away from the official opening of Wörthersee and thus the official unveiling of the Audi TT ultra quattro concept as well as public viewing of the official Audi stand. That’s not to say super fans don’t show early though and last week’s laid back attendance is a good example. Another example is that of German Audi blog audi4ever who managed to get into the section of Reifnitz housing the Audi stand in order to nab some photos and video of the much anticipated lightweight TT design study.

#via4T: EVO Magazine Pits Ur quattro against Lancia Stratos in Ultimate Comparo of Rally Legends

posted by on 24 April 2013 in via Fourtitude Vintage & Youngtimer News

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It’s the kind of pairing nearly any rally fan could only dream of orchestrating. EVO Magazine has just published (online) a head-to-head comparo between the legnedary Audi ur quattro and the Lancia Stratos – two rallying legends of their time that couldn’t be more opposite.

Big Changes at Audi Design Says Car & Driver

posted by on 17 April 2013 in Design Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos via Fourtitude

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Car & Driver European correspondent Jens Meiners has filed a report about Audi Design or rather a big shakeup at Audi Design. According to the Car & Driver report, Audi’s design chief Wolfgang Egger is executing a major reshuffling of senior staff, including a number of new hires from SEAT, Alfa Romeo and more.