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Neidfaktor Offers New Take on Audi R8 Shell Seats

by on 5 April 2016 in Audi News

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Do the current-generation R8’s European market-only sport seats need improving?  Perhaps not, but when Neidfaktor takes on a new project, we can’t help but pay close attention. Covered in black leather with contrasting red stitching and featuring the quintessential Audi-inspired honeycomb stitching, the seats themselves look tame and tasteful.  In fact, it wouldn’t be hard […] More…

Bernie Sanders Look-Alike Spotted Driving R8, Internet Goes Nuts

by on 31 March 2016 in PhotoGraphic

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Before we get any farther, I’d like to state, for the record, that I do not care about your political beliefs, nor your thoughts about Vermont Senator and current Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.  So please do not use the comments section here as your own personal soap-box.  Got it?  Great! Now that we’ve got that […] More…

Find of the Day: Liberty Walk/VIAIR R8 SEMA Show Car

by on 10 February 2016 in In Market

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Get acquired, become heavily modified, be a star for a week, pop up on a certain well-known auction site- this is the life of a SEMA car.  Today’s Find of the Day finds itself in that final phase, after sitting center stage in the VIAIR booth at SEMA, and later downstairs in the DUB area of […] More…

Audi’s ‘The Commander’ Gains Positive Response Before Superbowl Debut

by on 5 February 2016 in Audi News

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Audi is back as a Super Bowl advertiser after sitting out last year, and the brand’s 60-second first-quarter ad titled “The Commander,” is receiving critical acclaim. February 05, 2016 | HERNDON, Virginia — In the spot, a retired astronaut rediscovers his love of life when he gets behind the wheel of the Audi R8 V10 […] More…

Audi of America Launches R8 Configurator

by on 22 January 2016 in Audi News

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If you’ve been wanting to build the R8 of your dreams, now’s your chance.  Earlier today, Audi of America activated the configuration page for the soon-to-be-released second-gen R8 V10 and V10 plus, in the process creating our new favorite time waster.  If we were ordering one for ourselves, we’d go with an Ara Blue R8 V10 Plus […] More…

Audi of America Announces 2017 R8 Pricing to Start at $162,900

by on 20 January 2016 in Audi News

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More powerful and more dynamic than its predecessor, the R8 V10 plus generates 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque reaching a top track speed of 205 mph The all-new Audi R8 and R8 LMS racecar were co-developed and share approximately 50 percent of the same parts, including the V10 engine Track-tested around the world, […] More…

Victory for the Audi R8 LMS in Dubai

by on 18 January 2016 in Motorsport

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Belgian Audi Club Team WRT wins 24-hour race Third major endurance race victory for new GT3 sports car Two Audi cars on podium, four in the top 10 Audi Sport customer racing is starting to the 2016 racing season with a strong result:Alain Ferté/Stuart Leonard/Michael Meadows/Laurens Vanthoor (F/GB/GB/B) in the new Audi R8 LMS of […] More…

Audi Delivers Holiday Surprise to Six Brand Enthusiasts

by on 18 December 2015 in Audi News

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Audi partners with prominent motorsports photographer to create original art from fans’ Instagram photos Each poster represents a special story of an Audi fan and their car Fans received their personalized works of art just in time for the holidays This holiday season, Audi surprised six fans with custom vintage-themed posters, inspired by their own […] More…

Urban Werks Gives Suzuka Grey R8 the Ceramic Pro Treatment

by on 1 December 2015 in Choice Gear

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Urban Werks has been making quite a name for themselves lately, offering high-end detailing services to private customers and dealership chains in and around central Pennsylvania.  Recently, they applied their knowledge and the extremely impressive Ceramic Pro detailing products to a customer’s daily-driven Suzuka Grey R8. Although it once carried a nearly $200k price tag, […] More…

“Auto Trophy 2015”: Audi the Most Successful Brand with Five Awards

by on 25 November 2015 in Audi News

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Audi receives most prizes in AUTO ZEITUNG reader poll Awards for Audi A1, A3, Q7 and R8 models Special prize commends premium brand for “Best Design Worldwide”  Audi emerged from the “Auto Trophy 2015” reader poll of the magazine AUTO ZEITUNG as the most successful brand, with five awards. At this year’s awards ceremony, four […] More…

Audi sportscar experience: R8 Intermediate

by on 28 April 2015 in Travel & Grand Tourism

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[Editors note: This is a continuation of last week’s piece on the Audi sportscar experience’s R8 offerings.  To get caught up on the action, click HERE.] John and I arrive back at Sonoma Raceway for day two of our Audi sportscar experience feeling a bit sore but very much ready to spend a day flogging R8s. […] More…

Audi sportscar experience: R8 Introduction

by on 22 April 2015 in Miscellaneous Features Travel & Grand Tourism

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It’s early on a Thursday morning, and although the sun is just beginning to crest the horizon, I’m already wide awake. While commuters are heading off to the daily slog, Vortex Media Group’s Head of Sales John Acton and I are heading north on California’s Route 101. We’re on our way to the Audi sportscar experience […] More…