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Watch the R8 Crush in a 12 Car Drag Race

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by on 23 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Video

Motor Trend has been on a tear recently, releasing daily videos from its Best Driver’s Car! competition. The latest installment involves a 12 car drag race on a Californian airstrip. The entry list in this race is a who’s who of performance, and in all there’s more than 6,500 hp on offer from such monsters […] More…

WEC Schedule Will Clash with Formula E

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by on 22 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

People excited for another hotly contested single-seat race in the historic motorsport city of Montreal may have to check their expectations, as the World Endurance Championship’s calendar now officially has a race on the same weekend. The German leg of the WEC will take place on the same weekend as the newly added Montreal e-Prix. […] More…

VW Group Pledges to Fix All EU TDIs by 2017

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by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

In a year’s time (or there abouts) the Volkswagen Group says it will have fixed all scandal-affected TDIs in Europe. The European Union announced the automaker’s pledge today following a meeting with it to ensure that enough is being done for European owners, reports Automotive News. The announcement comes in the wake of reports claiming […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom Will Race Penultimate Rallycross, Not DTM Finale

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by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

The fall is a stressful time for Audi factory driver Mattias Ekstrom. As the most successful Audi DTM driver in history and the current points leader in the FIA’s World Rallycross Championship, his attentions can be divided. Unfortunately for the Swede, his schedules finally clash in October, as both series have races on the weekend […] More…

Audi Q5 Crossover Teased Ahead of Debut Later this Month

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by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Audi is teasing the new Q5 crossover that is making its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The short video gives a glimpse at the Q5’s headlights and tail lights as the model enters its second generation. Up front, the narrow headlights are prominently shown, while the tail lights will have elements that work with […] More…

Formula E Race Will Take Place in New York City in 2017

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by on 21 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

All-electric racing series Formula E is heading to New York next year. The announcement was made by series CEO Alejandro Agag at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, where the race will take place. The 1.21-mile track will see half of it loop around the parking lot for the […] More…

Audi Presses all the Right Enthusiast Buttons with A4 Manual

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by on 21 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Not only will Audi be the only luxury manufacturer offering a manual sedan with standard all-wheel-drive in the A4’s competitive segment, but its transmission will also weigh 35 lb less and get you to 60 mph 0.7 seconds faster than the previous version. That’s because the new six-speed transmission has been redesigned to eschew the […] More…

Volkswagen Patents Adaptive Self-Driving Tech in Germany

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by on 21 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Volkswagen has filed a patent application in Germany for a new autonomous driving technology that allows for driver input without disengaging the self-driving mode. The main feature of the technology is a touch-sensitive control on top of the gear shift knob which allows the driver to input instructions to the automatic drive. The driver does […] More…

Spied: 2018 Audi S7 at the Nurburgring

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by on 21 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

We can now share the first pictures of the second generation Audi S7. Caught testing at the Nurburgring, this sleek new uber-sedan is headed over to the MLB evo platform, and so comes with a suite of new technology. What’s perhaps most important, though, is the way the new S7 looks and what it has […] More…

Audi CEO to Be Questioned in TDI Scandal Investigation

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by on 20 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Another Audi executive is facing scrutiny in law firm Jones Day’s emissions scandal investigation. This time it’s CEO Rupert Stadler. Stadler, reports Der Spiegel, will be questioned by the law firm that was hired by Volkswagen to get to the bottom of the TDI scandal. According to reports from a German weekly newspaper, Stadler knew […] More…

Federal Government Considering New Powers to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

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by on 20 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

The federal government doesn’t want to leave the issue of autonomous vehicle safety for states to decide, and may create new powers of oversight and approval for autonomous technology. After president Barack Obama laid out his goals for the industry in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a set […] More…

Ducati Globetrotter 90 is Across Mainland Asia

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by on 20 September 2016 in Ducati News Fourtitude News

Ducati’s ride around the world has just completed its second leg on the banks of the Pacific Ocean. Laurent Cochet is now handing his torch over to Jessica Leyne, who will through Japan and onto San Francisco. The Ducati Globetrotter 90 is a ride around the world in seven legs, ridden by seven riders, designed […] More…