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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”.
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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 audi4ever.com have submitted even more photos of enthusiast owned Audis from around the streets, parking lots and fields of Reifnitz.
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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 audi4ever.com was able to return to the center of Reifnitz in order to grab more photos of the official Audi presence.
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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.
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#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.
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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.
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Winterkorn the Main Focus of VAG Business Focus Feature in Forbes Magazine

posted by on 17 April 2013 in via Fourtitude

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When the May 6 issue of Forbes Magazine hits the stands, the Volkswagen Group’s own Martin Winterkorn will be on the cover. Winterkorn’s presence there is representative of a series in which the group is one of the businesses that “own the world” according to the magazine.
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Video: AutoCar Pits Audi R8 V10 plus in 0-150-0 Drag Race Against Ducati Diavel Carbon

posted by on 16 April 2013 in via Fourtitude Video

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Ever wonder how an Audi R8 V10 plus might compare in a drag race against one of its two-wheeled Ducati cousins? Wonder no more as AutoCar paired one spanking new S-tronic R8 against a Diavel Carbon on a vast runway-sized swathe of pavement. The rules were to blast on up to 150 mph and then back down to zero.
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Audi Design Boss Wolfgang Egger Explains Single Frame Grille to New York Times

posted by on 5 April 2013 in Design via Fourtitude

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Little known fact: Audi has trademarked the term “Singleframe” as it pertains to a car’s grille.

You may not have known this. We know we didn’t, but we learned it in a story published this week by the New York Times. More…

B5 Audi S4 Takes the Prize on SPEED’s ‘R U Faster Than a Redneck?’ TV Series

posted by on 1 April 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News via Fourtitude Video

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[Insert Jeff Foxworthy impression here.] If you drive a station wagon and like to beat up on seriously built vintage muscle cars at the track, you might be a B5 S4 owner. More specifically, you would be Joe Crowell, owner of North Carolina-based Eurotechnik and driver of his wife’s adequately tuned pearlescent white 2001 Audi […] More…

Insane Audi TT Crash Leaves Car Embedded in Side of House

posted by on 24 March 2013 in via Fourtitude

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According to reports out of the UK, the driver of a first-geneartion Audi TT is in the hospital following an accident at 2AM this morning local time in Suffolk. The three occupants of the house escaped unscathed though the driver was taken to the local hospital following the accident. A neighbor Keith Shales stated to […] More…

MQB Architecture May Be Holy Grail Suggests CNBC

posted by on 19 February 2013 in Audi News via Fourtitude

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There’s no doubt that the Volkswagen Group towards modularity is an all-encompassing strategy for the multi-national car manufacturer and Audi parent. MLB was the first serious move towards this end, though the philosophy is well on the move and visible in component sets like the EA-888 engine family, the MIB infotainment matrix as well as […] More…