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The Arizona Proving Grounds: Destroying Audis So You Don’t Have To

by on 14 December 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Yesterday VWVortex published the First Drive of the upcoming Jetta A7 and how it was accomplished under the tightest of security to make sure that we journalists didn’t spoil all of VW’s big surprises. But being forced to hand over our cameras, phones, and even our laptops (they have cameras, too, after all) doesn’t mean we […] More…

Five Insights from Allan McNish on Audi Sport and Formula E

by on 13 December 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Many factors come together to make Allan McNish who he is today – three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Team Principal of Audi’s new Formula E factory team, Audi ambassador, and proud Scot – all of which contribute to him being a man with strong opinions, particularly where the Four Rings and motorsport are […] More…

Let’s Argue About the 17 New Audis Coming in 2018

by on 1 November 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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We here at Fourtitude heard the news that Audi would be releasing a new car every three weeks in 2018, so we pulled out the ol’ crystal ball and decided to look into it to try to figure out what those new models would be. Now, things are pretty fuzzy in there, so grains of […] More…

How Much Does It Cost to Insure a Lamborghini?

by on 10 October 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Fast and expensive are two words that instantly come to mind when Lamborghini is mentioned. It’s no secret that these Italian exotics are expensive to maintain and insure, but how much does Lamborghini insurance actually cost? Of course, insurance costs vary depending on where a driver lives, how many miles they drive a year, how old […] More…

Seven Tips for Faster Driving from a Pikes Peak Veteran

by on 14 August 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Earlier today we featured Sead Causevic’s story about building a Mk5 Jetta GLI and racing it at Pikes Peak. Although the car didn’t make it all the way up the hill (the clutch casing on his DSG gearbox failed) it was still an epic build. And epic builds require a lot of thought, time, trial, and error. […] More…

Audi Working Towards Becoming a Leading Technology Firm

by on 24 July 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Audi has one eye keenly fixed on the future of mobility, and that means moving beyond building cars to become a leading technology company. That’s the automaker’s outlook moving forward, with a three-pronged approach focused on digitalization, urbanization, and sustainability. And it’s the first point that Audi expects to carry the most weight as it […] More…

Here’s How Audi Plans to Scrap the Assembly Line

by on 18 July 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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While automotive manufacturing may have more than 100 years of history under its belt, it could see a radical change if Audi has its way, as the automaker is exploring the idea of ditching the assembly line altogether. While not exactly a new concept — the Volkswagen Group division has been experimenting with the idea for […] More…

TBT: The 30th Anniversary of Audi’s First Safari Rally Victory

by on 20 April 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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For all its Group B excellence and the revolution that was Quattro AWD, Audi never managed to win Africa’s Safari Rally during rallying’s wildest years. It wouldn’t be until 1987, with a 200 Quattro driven by flying Finn, Hannu Mikkola, that Audi would finally win the African event. The race, held in Kenya in 1987, […] More…

Take a Tour of the Work Wheels Factory in Osaka

by on 5 April 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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During a recent trip to Japan, the folks at Work Wheels invited me to visit their headquarters in Osaka, and as a self-confessed wheel whore, of course I had to accept. It got even better when local friend, and owner of H-Sport in Kyoto, Hideki Fukui offered to drive me there from Kyoto in his […] More…

Racing Legend Offers Top 10 Winter Driving Tips

by on 10 February 2017 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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The winter season often brings along the most dangerous driving conditions. Top Fuel drag racing legend Doug Herbert lost his two young sons in a tragic car crash in 2008 and has since transformed his grief into something positive by creating the non-profit, teen-focused defensive driving program Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe (B.R.A.K.E.S.). Herbert […] More…

What You Need to Know About Audi’s New Quattro Ultra All-Wheel Drive System

by on 30 November 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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Audi may not have invented all-wheel drive, but it’s safe to say the German automaker has pretty much perfected it over the years. Introduced in 1980, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive has become as synonymous with the brand as its four-ring logo. Helping its cause is just how tremendously reliable the system has been, providing peace […] More…

Buyback or Fix: TDI Owners Weigh in on Settlement

by on 1 November 2016 in Fourtitude Features Miscellaneous Features

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A US federal judge has finally approved a record high settlement for the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with the German automaker to spend $14.7 billion remedying the situation. More than 400,000 affected U.S. owners are being given two options: take a buyback from the Volkswagen Group or wait for the EPA to approve a fix. We […] More…