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New Audi R8 LMS Celebrates First Race Victory

by on 30 April 2015 in Motorsport

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First victory for the second generation Audi R8 LMS: only seven weeks after its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi Sport Team WRT clinched a one-two with the new GT3 sportscar in the VLN endurance championship at the Nürburgring. More…

Spied: Is This Test Mule the New Audi TT RS?

by on 27 April 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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We’ve got a new spy photo for you today that is a bit of a puzzler. This isn’t part of a set, depicting a car on some wintry road in North Sweden, some single track in Namibia or logging laps at the Nurburgring. No, this Audi TT was spied parked… but parked at an Audi test facility near the Nurburgring during test week. More…

Confirmed Audi SQ7 Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

by on 23 April 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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With the new Q7 revealed in January, Audi plans an expansion of the model line that will dial up the performance quotient. Dr. Hackenberg even mentioned the car recently to press, though these latest spy photos confirm the model live and in person. More…

Audi S4 Avant B9 Spied Again on Nurburgring

by on 22 April 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Yesterday we published photos of upcoming B9 Audi S4 test mules. An S4 sedan was spied logging laps on the Nurburgring while an S4 Avant was spied on the roads nearby the German circuit. As it turns out, our spy photographer sources also managed to catch the Avant on the circuit as well. More…

New Audi S4 Avant B9 Spied Near Nurburgring

by on 21 April 2015 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi’s development team are busy logging plenty of time at the Nurburgring, as clearly evidenced by those photos of the new B9-generation S4 sedan earlier today. If that wasn’t enough, our spy photographer sources nabbed further shots of another S4 later on the roads near the circuit, this time an S4 Avant. More…

Spied: Audi S4 Sedan B9 at Nurburgring

by on 21 April 2015 in Audi News

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It seems a given at this point that the new B9-generation of Audi will drop at some point this year, perhaps Frankfurt in the fall. In as much, B9 test mules of various sorts are being spied with greater frequency in the usual spots. Case in point is what looks like an S4 sedan that was spotted turning laps at the Nurburgring.

GT3 Cars Including Audi R8 LMS Banned from Nurburgring Following Fatal VLN Crash

by on 29 March 2015 in Motorsport

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As a result of last weekend’s fatal accident involving a Nissan NISMP GTR at the VLN opening round, the German motorsport association DMSB has banned several racing classes including the GT3 category contested by the Audi R8 LMS, Bentley Continental GT3 and also the Nissan NISMO GTR. GT3 isn’t the only class affected by 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.

Video: Lapping the Nurburgring in an Audi R8 V8

by on 30 October 2014 in Video

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Ever wondered what it’s like to put in a hot lap at the legendary Nürburgring behind the wheel of an Audi R8?  Thanks to a video uploaded by YouTube channel FlatOut Brasil, today is your lucky day.  Putting in a time of 8:17 from Bridge to Gantry on a surface that the uploader calls “damp”, […] More…

Audi TT Roadster Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

by on 2 September 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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That there will be a TT Roadster or even what it will eventually look like isn’t much of a mystery. The Audi TT had always had a drop top version and coupe versions of the TT and TTS dropped as early as Geneva last spring. Even still, we’ve yet to see the soft top variant of this new TT Mk3 and, as such, its presence at the Nurburgring in the form of a test mule is definitely news.

Video: B9 Audi A4 Test Mule Caught Testing at Nurburgring

by on 29 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Remember that somewhat B8.5 bodied early B9 test mule that our spy photographers caught recently? It’s also been spotted by the video-shooting guys at Touriclips who’ve posted it for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Video: Next Audi RS 3 Takes Nurburgring from Touriclips

by on 29 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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YouTube can be a wonderful thing. Forget all the cat videos and bucket challenges whereby buckets fall on heads. No, we prefer the constant taking-you-there element from content creators like TouriClips who live near the Nurburgring and film it incessantly during manufacturer test days… say, like when they’re testing the new RS 3 Sportback.