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Q&A: Audi Design Boss Marc Lichte Talks with CAR Magazine about prologue

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by on 25 November 2014 in Audi News

Anyone following along with the Audi story knows the Audi prologue concept revealed last week in Los Angeles is a signal of design to come from Ingolstadt. Audi chief of design Marc Lichte was hired to shake things up at the car manufacturer and the prologue concept may be considered his calling card. As such, […] More…

Q&A: Tom Kristensen on His Announced Retirement

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by on 24 November 2014 in Motorsport

Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen answers questions about his recently announced retirement from sportscar racing. More…

First Audi A3 e-tron Drives off Assembly Line

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by on 24 November 2014 in Audi News

First plug-in hybrid model drives off the assembly line in Ingolstadt  Assembly processes integrated into the A3 line  Maximum safety for employees, top quality for customers Approximately 50 cars every day, with the same timing and on the same assembly line as the other models: Audi is now ramping up production of the Audi A3 […] More…

WEC: Audi Heads for Grand WEC Finale in Brazil

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by on 24 November 2014 in Motorsport

Brazil is hosting the finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the first time. On November 30, WEC round eight will be held at São Paulo, marking the first time the manufacturers’ championship title outcome is determined in the last race of the season, Audi having become the World Champions early in 2012 and 2013, the first two WEC years. For Tom Kristensen (DK), the race marks the end of his career in professional racing.
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Find of the Day: 700 bhp 1990 Audi S2 Coupe Widebody

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by on 24 November 2014 in In Market Motorsport

Ridiculous power, widebody form, quattro all-wheel drive and racing stripes. These all add up to a pretty spectacular choice for our latest Fourtitude ‘Find of the Day’. Such is the case then for this 760 bhp 1990 S2 coupe hailing from the UK.
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Audi RS 5 El Camino? X-Tomi Design Explores Bizarre Self

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by on 24 November 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

We’re admitted fans of photoshop illustrators like X-Tomi Design. Peruse their website and you’ll find oodles of cool renders of versions of cars that never were. Some are enlightening and amazing. Others, well, we have to think everybody’s gonna have a day of experimentation (says the website that led the day with a Taylor Swift video).
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MTM Teases Audi RS 8 with New S8 Talladega Build

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by on 24 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

The Essen Motor Show is about to begin and as such the big German tuning houses have begun to reveal some of their latest work. First up is MTM and this very interesting S8 Talladega build. Though they don’t call it an RS 8, you get the picture with RS-inspired bumper design, carbon fiber accents and even hexagonal stitching on the seats. Oh yeah, it’s got 760 hp. More…

Mobil 1 and Abt Sportsline Continue Global Alliance

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by on 24 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Industry News

Mobil 1™integrated into the ABT Sportsline intelligent tuning process as part of the ABT “All-In-One-Set” approach to tuning All engines upgraded in Kempten, Bavaria, are filled exclusively with Mobil 1™and recommended for all subsequent service fills Mobil 1™chosen by ABT to help them deliver excellent engine protection LONDON, UK — ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest […] More…

Audi A2 as Film Set for Taylor Swift BBC Radio 1 ‘Blank Space’ Short

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by on 24 November 2014 in Audi Driver Video

In case you’re not up on your pop culture, pop music dominatrix Taylor Swift has a new album out called 1989 and, like her head explodingly catchy song ‘Shake it Off’, takes on the stereotype of being boy crazy. That perceived insanity may be brilliance though, in the level of self awareness of her public persona exemplified on her latest hit single ‘Blank Space’ is anything to go by. That last single is the one that’s getting all the airplay right now, and as such BBC Radio 1 personality Greg James had Swift recently filmed a YouTube short of himself and Swift rolling around London in an Audi A2 lip syncing the song.
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FIA Formula E: Lucas di Grassi and Abt Sportsline Finish Second in Malaysia

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by on 23 November 2014 in Motorsport

With a masterful strategic feat and two spectacular recoveries Team ABT Sportsline has captured the lead in the team standings of the FIA Formula E Championship. Inaugural race winner Lucas di Grassi on finishing the race in Putrajaya (Malaysia) as the runner-up defended his top spot in the driver classification. The next race of the series for full-electric open-wheel racing cars will be held in just three weeks from now in Punta del Este (Uruguay).
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Loic Duval’s Open Letter to Tom Kristensen on his Teammate’s Retiring

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by on 22 November 2014 in Motorsport

Following the Tom Kristensen’s announcement of his retirement from sports car racing, teammate Loic Duval has crafted a personal letter to Mr. Le Mans. More…

Driven: 2015 Audi S6 sedan – Tackling Los Angeles via S-car

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by on 21 November 2014 in Audi News On Location

“How do I get to Mullholland from here?”, I yelled quizzically  into the garage of an old school gas station that still does repairs. “Uh”, the attendant replied, “you can either go left or right… you’ll run into it eventually.” My mouth said “thanks”, but my mind was subconsciously muttering something comprised of four letters.  The smugness […] More…