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Audi Launches the 305 HP S3 Sedan and Hatch

by on 11 August 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude Features

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As you’d expect, the new S3 will be powered by the VW Group’s reliable 2.0-liter TFSI engine. But this time out, it will be making about 15 more HP than the current model. Making roughly 305.7 (310 PS) and 295 lb-ft of torque, Audi estimates that the new S3 will be able to hit 62 […] More…

How Audi Warns You Before Your Wheel Falls Off

by on 30 July 2020 in Fourtitude Features

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New car tech features are making us more connected than ever before. But it seems like as tech moves on, automakers have never figured out how to give us one of the most important warnings of all: That a wheel is about to fall off your car. Until now. It’s a feature that arrived quietly […] More…

Audi Getting Ready to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its First Le Mans Victory

by on 12 June 2020 in Fourtitude Features Profiles

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On June 17th and 18th 2000, Audi took a couple of cars to France and had a lovely drive. To celebrate the brand’s first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi UK spoke to Tom Kristensen about his experience in the car in 2000 and over the course of nearly two decades. Tom […] More…

Gallery: Audi UK Opens the Archives to Find Some of the Best Rallying Quattros of the ‘80s

by on 20 May 2020 in Feature Cars Fourtitude Features

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The ‘80s were among the most formative years for Audi. Its reputation as a performance manufacturer, the reputation of all-wheel-drive, and one of rallying’s most important decades are all irrevocably linked thanks to Audi. So the brand’s UK office has opened up the vault to show off some of its favorite pictures from the era […] More…

Test Drive: Audi Q3. It’s Not Easy, Being Three

by on 27 March 2020 in Fourtitude Features Reviews & Road Tests

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Audi has been absolutely crushing it in the styling department for more than a decade now. The Q3 just another example of how it really is possible to make entry-level luxury vehicles that don’t look entry-level. In this hot market, though, you need more than just looks to score points on the sales board, you […] More…

Watch: How Stirling Moss Came to Race an Audi 80 in 1980

by on 15 January 2020 in deep dive Fourtitude Features

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Although it, unfortunately, isn’t the genuine article, this Audi 80 was built to be as faithful a reproduction of Stirling Moss’s Audi 80 touring car is quite a sight. The original was raced in the British Saloon Car Championship and he… didn’t like it very much. Used to driving cars whose engines made up most […] More…

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Review: First Drive

by on 11 December 2019 in Fourtitude Features Reviews & Road Tests

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It’s raining. Normally that’d only be a mild annoyance on a car launch, scuppering more complicated photo ops. But I’m in Finland. Just inside the Arctic Circle. In December. It’s the sort of situation that even the ever-ready Porsche PR team might secretly chalk up as a win. After all, we’re in this normally punishing […] More…

ABT Throws Everything but the Kitchen Sink at the A1of1

by on 27 September 2019 in Feature Cars Fourtitude Features

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Heir to the tuning empire and Audi Formula E driver, Daniel Abt has created a one-off version of the A1 to show off everything the tuning house has to offer even the humblest of Audi fans. The A1 1of1 has been fitted with a “free-standing” body kit that makes the little Audi look mean and […] More…

What is Dry-Sump Oiling, and Why does R8 Have it?

by on 29 August 2019 in deep dive Fourtitude Features

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Porsche’s always used it, Lamborghini uses it, and the R8 takes advantage of it too. It’s a dry-sump oil system. But what does that mean, why do they use it, and how does it work? A sump is just a pit where liquid collects. Like that hole in your basement with a pump that saves the day and keeps your old magazine collection […] More…

Audi Celebrates 25 Years of RS Promises Two Brand New RSs for 2019

by on 16 July 2019 in deep dive Fourtitude Features

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It’s hard to believe but the mighty RS nameplate is 25 years old. Since 1994, Audi has been adding horsepower and massive gobs of performance to its vehicles, starting with the RS 2. Co-developed by Porsche, the car featured Audi’s signature turbocharged 5-cylinder engine. With its unique firing order, the wagon didn’t just look wild, […] More…

What is a Dual Mass Flywheel and Why Does the Refreshed Q7 Have One?

by on 27 June 2019 in deep dive Fourtitude Features

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A dual mass flywheel. It’s a trick that automakers like BMW, Audi, VW, and many others have been using for years. But how can a flywheel, a big hunk of metal, have two masses? Is it magic? Is it Bavarian sorcery? Is it some sort of destined to fail part like a flex-disc coupling? The […] More…

Gallery: ABT RS4+ Meets its Granddaddy: The ABT RS2

by on 11 April 2019 in deep dive Fourtitude Features

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ABT has been around for an awfully long and it’s been modifying VWs since VW was a thing. So when the RS2 came out about 25 years ago, the tuning house got pretty excited. Adding a stainless steel exhaust system, a modified turbo, and an adjustable camshaft, ABT boosted power up to 360 hp (up […] More…