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#ThrowbackThursday: The Backstory of Truth in 24

by on 31 March 2016 in Video

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With the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship rapidly approaching, we figured it would be a good time to look back at what arguably made Audi Sport’s WEC effort universally loved and respected- Audi and NFL Film’s “Truth in 24.” The brainchild of Audi of America’s then Chief Marketing Officer and current CEO Scott Keogh, and […] More…

Retrospective: Ayrton Senna, His “Ur S4” Avant and the Formation of Audi Brazil

by on 9 April 2015 in Audi Driver Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Ayrton Senna may be best known for his Formula 1 exploits, though some may not know of his association to Audi through business and also as a daily driver. Looking back on that side of this great racing driver offers often unseen insight into his life off the track, and also to the initial history […] More…

Retrospective: 1996 Audi S6 plus

by on 26 February 2015 in Miscellaneous Features

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Back in the 1990s, Audi had assembled their own internal skunkworks and incorporated at its own entity. quattro GmbH was born, and with it came the first in a line of the highest performance and highly tailored Audi exclusive vehicles. First out of the gate, after a restoration of a Sport quattro for a wealthy client, was the development of the S6 plus that hit the market in 1996. More…

#TBT: Original Audi TT Conceptual Intel via Freeman Thomas Sketches

by on 11 September 2014 in Design Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Earlier today we reported on the new TT Illustrated magazine published by Audi to coincide with the launch of the latest third-generation TT range. For enthusiasts, the magazine is a veritable treasure trove of little information. In particular, the story whereby designer Freeman Thomas returns to the studios of the Audi Design Team grabbed us not just for the content, but also for the design drawings shared from Thomas’ original notebooks.

#ThrowbackThursday: 2001 Audi TT Open Sky Concept by Magna Steyr

by on 11 September 2014 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Recently photos of a little-known targa-topped Audi TT concept car passed across our desk. Here at Fourtitude we like to pride ourselves on Audi brand knowledge, yet this design study produced by OE supplier Magna Steyr had flown under the radar in the 13 years today since its unveiling at the Frankfurt IAA motor show.

#ThrowbackThursday: The Modern Horch GT Coupe Concept That Never Was

by on 28 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos Vintage & Youngtimer News

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The years leading up to the 2008 economic crash were halcyon era for the auto industry. Car companies swallowed others to become juggernaut multi-nationals, while niche luxury brands were snapped up most quickly and still more then-defunct brands were dusted off. BMW snagged Rolls-Royce, Mercedes resurrected Maybach. Of course we know the Volkswagen Group had Bentley and eventually re-launched Bugatti, but was that all? This concept model we spotted on a past trip to Ingolstadt suggests a re-launching of Horch was very much considered.

#ThrowbackThursday: 1969 Audi 100 LS Cabriolet by Karmann

by on 18 April 2013 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Just as Audi was re-entering the market from its post-war slumber, an idea was hatched to grow the appeal of the then-new 100 LS (C1) through a drop top Cabriolet. Osnabruck-based Karmann Coachworks had its own business already with Volkswagen, building special models like the Karmann Ghia though this would have marked new space for Audi.

#ThrowbackThursday Find of the Day: Audi quattro Coupe with 17K Miles

by on 28 February 2013 in In Market Vintage & Youngtimer News

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How much would you pay for an Audi Coupe quattro. The cars are rare, but not that hard to find in varying levels stages of being worn out. If you’re lucky you’ll find a well-kept example or some sort of S2 or RS 2 swap. But what about a pristine one? What if you found one with about 17,000 miles on it that looked practically the same as the day it rolled off the showroom floor. What would you pay? $22,000? More…

#ThrowbackThursday: Fox Marked Early Years in America

by on 21 February 2013 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Be it design language, a technology theme or nomenclature, Audi is today one of the most consistent automotive brands on the market. There was a day though that Audi was not so well defined. It was the 1970s, the brand had both been freshly relaunched and had changed hands from Mercedes-Benz to Volkswagen. A rebirth in America was also in the cards and along came the Fox.

#ThrowbackThursday: 75 Years after the Mist Master Bernd Rosemeyer

by on 7 February 2013 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Just over 75 years ago, on January 28 1938, the racing world lost one of the most legendary drivers in the history of the sport. Star of the Auto Union Silver Arrow Squad, Bernd Rosemeyer had won the titles of European Champion, German Champion and German Bergmeister by 1936 at the age of 26. Two […] More…

#ThrowbackThursday: Audi Avus Concept Dominated the 90s, ASF, W12, Couture Sweatsuits & All

by on 27 December 2012 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Back in 1991 Audi was getting ready to re-set the technological bar for aluminum structures. A prototype looking a lot like an Audi 200 was the picture of stealth in Ingolstadt, going unnoticed by the press as it was driven by engineers who were in on the secret. The public however, would come to learn Audi’s intentions at the Tokyo Motor Show though when Audi pulled the wraps off of the super exotic Avus concept.

#FotshopFriday #ThrowbackThursday – ForschungsAuto 2000 Concept… Stanced

by on 9 November 2012 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos Vintage & Youngtimer News

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We missed our #ThrowbackThursday post this week because we were busy working on our coverage of the Audi R8 Forschungsauto 2012 e Performance Prototype. Now in need of an entrant for our weekly #FotoshopFriday post as well, we had an idea. Where we’d intended to post photos of the original Forschunsauto 2000 concept from the […] More…