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Audi Opens First Transmission Plant in China

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by on 22 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), Audi cut the ribbon on a new transmission plant in the northern Chinese port town of Tianjin. The plant will make 7-speed S tronic transmissions  for cars such as the A4 L and other locally made models. This is Audi’s first transmission plant in China and it’s expected […] More…

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Soaks Up The Sun At Pebble Beach

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by on 22 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

With its naturally aspirated V12 engine making over 700 horsepower, the Lamborghini Centenario has finally lost its roof, and is taking in the sun here at Pebble Beach. Billed as a 100th birthday celebration to Lamborghini’s founder, the Centenario is the ultimate Lambo, with big horsepower, low weight and lots of speed. Weighing in at […] More…

Bayern Munchen Players Get their Audis, Pick RSs

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by on 22 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Audi and top level German soccer team, FC Bayern München, continued in their 15-year-long partnership this weekend, with the team heading to the Audi Piazza in Ingolstadt to pick up their new company cars. These are better than  most company-car schemes, though, as the soccer players were allowed to choose whatever they wanted. 15 players […] More…

The Autostadt Museum in Wolfsburg

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by on 22 August 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

On the occasion of the Beetle Sunshine Tour, I was invited to fly out to Germany last week and partake in some Volkswagen related tomfoolery. While I was there, I managed to nab a couple of pictures of Audis in the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg and at coastal town where the Beetle festival was taking […] More…

Watch: Lamborghini Miura at Goodwood

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by on 17 August 2016 in Video

It’s been 50 years now since Lamborghini invented modern supercars with the Miura, and the car is just as pretty now as it ever was. In the video below, the Miura, along with a couple of other Lamborghinis, can be seen and heard driving around the Goodwood circuit on a parade lap. It may not […] More…

The A4 Ultra Sips Fuel Better than its Competitors

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by on 17 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News

Audi has just announced that its new 2017 A4 ultra will have the best EPA estimated fuel economy in its competitive class. That’s 27 mpg city and 37 highway, which come together for 31 mpg combined. That’s two miles per gallon better than its nearest competitor, the Volvo S60 T5. The economy is thanks to […] More…

DTM Season Approaches Thrilling Final Stages with Audi in Good Position

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by on 17 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

The DTM series is headed to Moscow this weekend, following a couple weeks off for the mid-season break. The relaxing is over now, though, as the closely fought series is readying for its thrilling conclusion. Audi is still very much in the hunt for a title this year, having won five times and earned 13 […] More…

Bugatti Actually Used a Veyron for its Chiron Promotional Video

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by on 17 August 2016 in Boutique Brands Fourtitude News

When it came time to make a promotional video for the Bugatti Chiron, the French automaker had one problem. Bugatti didn’t actually have a Chiron to use for its video, so instead, it turned to what it did have: a Veyron. The minds at the SLGH production studio were able to create a fake CG version […] More…

Lamborghini CEO Says He Has No F1 Plans

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by on 16 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News Motorsport

After his conscious uncoupling from Ferrari in 2014, Audi jumped on the opportunity to snatch up Stefano Domenicali and put him charge of Lamborghini. The former F1 team principal says, though, that Formula 1 isn’t in the cards for Lambo. I have to say this is not the priority today, because we have other priorities […] More…

Watch the R8 LMP Run at Schloss Dyck Classic Days

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by on 16 August 2016 in Video

Audi celebrated its rich racing history this year at the Classic Days Schloss Dyck, in Germany. The event saw three classic Audi race cars tearing it up again on the hill climb. The cars were the Auto Union Type C, the Aud Sport Quattro S1, and the 2000 Audi R8 LMP. Although they’re all special […] More…

Ducati Goes to Sturgis for First Time with Roland Sands XDiavel

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by on 16 August 2016 in Ducati News Fourtitude News

For the first time in its 76 year history, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, North America’s biggest bike rally, officially hosted Ducati. To celebrate, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer brought along a one-off XDiavel customized by Roland Sands. The XDiavel is Ducati’s American-style, feet forward cruiser, that was introduced only last year. The design has been awarded […] More…

Audi Supplier Defrauded of $45 Million

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by on 16 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Industry News

One of the world’s largest OEM parts suppliers, Leoni, announced today in a statement that they have been defrauded of roughly 40 million euros ($45 million). The company supplies automakers like Audi and VW with wiring systems, such as wiring harnesses and fuse boxes. The company wrote in its statement that it had “become the […] More…