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Find of the Day: 760 hp B2, Boxflares… Wait… What?

by on 17 December 2014 in In Market Vintage & Youngtimer News

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If you’re fans of the B2 era Audi quattro models, and we are, then this Norwegian Audi 80 quattro sedan probably isn’t new to you. In two words, this car is batshit crazy. Oh yeah, it’s also for sale. If you’re not familiar with the car, it is perhaps the most extensively built B2 Audi 80 […] More…

Audi Sport quattro and Bevy of Lamborghinis up for Sale at RM Arizona Auction in January

by on 8 December 2014 in In Market Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Editor’s Note: It wasn’t until André Lotterer dropped us a note over a year ago that he’d been shopping for Sport quattros and did we know of any in the USA, that we were really surprised at just rare and expensive these Gruppe B homologation cars were really getting. On that note, we’ve taken on the […] More…

Video: Nurburgring, 1970, Snap Oversteer, Crashes. 15 Minutes of Painful Transfixation

by on 1 December 2014 in Video Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Long fans of the place can tell you that the Nurburgring has been earning its reputation as the ‘Green Hell’ since the early 1900s. Auto Union Silver Arrows raced there in the 1930s and it remains today one of the most challenging courses for professional drivers or even novices paying per lap on public days. This video dubbed ‘Raphsodie in Blech’ emphasizes the latter.
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Gallery: quattro & Sport quattro at Auto e Motor d’Epoca

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Obscure Find of the Day: 1978 Audi Fox GTI in Wisconsin

by on 13 November 2014 in In Market Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Let’s face it. Examples of the Audi Fox (American market B1 80) are rare enough, but the elusive Fox GTI is even more unobtainable. So, when we spot one on Craigslist… even with a less attractive automatic transmission… we feel it is newsworthy. Even better, this particular example is listed at barely more than a […] More…

Find of the Day: “Ashes to Ashes” ur quattro up for Charity Auction

by on 11 November 2014 in In Market Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Ashes to Ashes may have been a British market affair, but its ’80s period setting including a starring role for a red Audi ur quattro  helped it reach fans even across the Atlantic in the USA. The show’s last broadcast was back in 2010, though the series and the iconic red car remain fan favorites even […] More…

New ‘Pieces of Silver’ Historical Novel Set within Cockpit of Auto Union Silver Arrows

by on 30 October 2014 in Choice Gear Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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There’ve been many books based on the Silver Arrow era of racing. The time period saw the some of the fastest, technologically advanced and most dangerous racing careen head-on with the geo-political turmoil of World War II. Many a non-fiction historical book has been written about the era, though ‘Pieces of Silver’ goes a bit […] More…

Bonkers Prospeed 770 hp Group B Audi S1 Replica at €185,000.00 is our Find of the Day

by on 18 September 2014 in In Market Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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We’ve no doubt we’ll both grab your attention and maybe throw up an air of skepticism when we tell you that what started life as a lowly European B2 Audi Coupe quattro will run you €185,000.00. Yes, that’s a stiff number and yes, it’s nearly as expensive as an original Sport quattro. Even still, this may be one of the most bonkers Audi S1 replica builds going.
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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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#TBT: Original Audi TT Conceptual Intel via Freeman Thomas Sketches

by on 11 September 2014 in Design Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Earlier today we reported on the new TT Illustrated magazine published by Audi to coincide with the launch of the latest third-generation TT range. For enthusiasts, the magazine is a veritable treasure trove of little information. In particular, the story whereby designer Freeman Thomas returns to the studios of the Audi Design Team grabbed us not just for the content, but also for the design drawings shared from Thomas’ original notebooks.
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#ThrowbackThursday: 2001 Audi TT Open Sky Concept by Magna Steyr

by on 11 September 2014 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Recently photos of a little-known targa-topped Audi TT concept car passed across our desk. Here at Fourtitude we like to pride ourselves on Audi brand knowledge, yet this design study produced by OE supplier Magna Steyr had flown under the radar in the 13 years today since its unveiling at the Frankfurt IAA motor show.
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