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Watch: The Fastest TTE700 RS3 in the World Run the Quarter Mile

by on 21 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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More than just showing a fast car, this video does a great job of showing you the difference between a high ten-second car and a mid-nine second car. A second doesn’t sound like a lot until you see the differences on track. To demonstrate that, this built RS3 with forged internals, a TTE700 turbo, and […] More…

BBS Wheels Faces Bankruptcy Due to COVID

by on 20 July 2020 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Fourtitude News

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BBS Kraftfahrzeugtechnik, the famed wheel maker behind the basketweave wheel, is facing insolvency. “Due to the unexpected disappearance of promised payments, insolvency threatens in the coming months,” wrote the company in a statement recently. The difficulty, reports AutoEvolution, stems from the shutting down of global markets following the COVID-19 pandemic. If you were hoping for […] More…

The e-tron is Europe’s Best-Selling Electric SUV

by on 20 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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In the first six months of 2020, Audi sold more than 17,600 e-tron SUVs globally. That total marks an 87% jump over last year’s total and is thanks in no small part to it being the most popular electric SUV in Europe right now. In Scandinavia, in particular, the e-tron has been crucial to Audi […] More…

Weirdly, Audi’s S8 Engine Fire Recall Isn’t for the Lamborghini Engined Model

by on 17 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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We sincerely hope that 2013-2018 Audi A8 and S8 owners heed this recall because we really don’t want our glib headline to age like milk. But there is the potential for that since Audi is recalling nearly 14,000 models due to a rare risk of fire. The problem stems from seals around the engine compartment […] More…

Lamborghini-Edition Ducati Diavel 1260 Coming For 2021

by on 16 July 2020 in Ducati News Fourtitude News Lamborghini News

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Motorcycle.com has learned the Ducati Diavel 1260 is getting a special Lamborghini edition version for 2021. Both companies are, of course, part of the larger Volkswagen family (for those keeping track at home: Ducati is a subsidiary of Lamborghini which is a subsidiary of Audi, which is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group), not to mention neighbors in Bologna, Italy, so […] More…

Audi US Killing Base R8, Says Goodbye with Limited Edition

by on 16 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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It seems that Audi will no longer be offering the lower-power R8 V10 quattro in 2021, and will instead only offer the higher power R8 V10 Plus—which for some reason it’s calling the R8 V10 performance quattro. To say goodbye to the 562 hp version of its flagship supercar, Audi will produce a limited run […] More…

2020 e-tron Sportback Starts at $77,400

by on 15 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi USA today announced prices and specs for the e-tron Sportback, the more stylish version of its large electric crossover. The Sportback will start $77,400 but will be available with federal tax credits of up to $7,500 pushing the price down to less than $70,000. For that you get the Premium Plus trim, which comes […] More…

Software Got You Down? VW Looks to Audi for Help

by on 15 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Plagued by software troubles, Volkswagen has had to make big compromises as it released the Golf 8 and the ID.3. To remedy the situation, VW is looking to Ingolstadt. “The center of gravity for software development will move from Wolfsburg to Ingolstadt,” said Herbert Diess, VW Group CEO, at a virtual conference in Germany on […] More…

Audi Introduces Sinister Black Edition in Europe

by on 14 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Appearance packages are starting to make their way into the e-tron lineup and that means a murdered out Black Edition. Although not yet confirmed for North America, the package builds on the S Line trim, adding anthracite black wheels, front and rear bumper inserts, window trims, roof rails, and door mirror surrounds—all of which is […] More…

Porsche, Mahle Use Frickin Laser Beams to 3D-Print GT2 RS Pistons

by on 13 July 2020 in Fourtitude News

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This might be the coolest use of 3D-printing we’ve seen yet. Porsche, along with Mahle and Trumpf, has figured out how to print pistons, and they’re not destined for some short-lived track-only model, but the roadgoing 911 GT2 RS. They’re built up, like all 3D-printed parts, layer by layer. Instead of a mould, metal powder […] More…

Audi Sport Won’t Start Offering RWD to Compete with BMW

by on 13 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi will not deny its heritage to keep up with the Joneses. According to a report from Autocar, Audi Sport won’t be offering RWD RS cars any time soon. “We have used rear-wheel drive in the latest R8. But normally, Quattro is part of our heritage,” Rolf Michl told Autocar. “It means safe, agile, and competitive […] More…

Crisitunity: Audi Chief Sees Industry Slump as Opportunity

by on 10 July 2020 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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It’ll hardly surprise you to learn that the person who took over the chief executorship at Audi in April, at the start of the biggest pandemic in a hundred years, is an optimist. But four months later, he’s still holding on to that optimism. Speaking at the launch of the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept (phew, […] More…