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Audi Sport Boss Wants V10 for Next-Gen R8

by on 28 June 2019 in Audi News

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If you want the next R8 to come with a big gas V10, you’re not the only one. The head of Audi Sport wants the car to keep a free-revving naturally aspirated engine too, according to a new interview. Oliver Hoffman, managing director for Audi Sport, spoke with Autocar at the Nurburgring 24. “The V10 […] More…

Penalty Robs DiGrassi of Pole in Santiago ePrix, Abt Comes Away With Podium

by on 28 January 2019 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The Audi Sport Formula E team was robbed of a possible win after a penalty forced would-be pole sitter Lucas di Grassi to start the Santiago ePrix from the back of the grid. Daniel Abt, meanwhile, put in solid qualifying lap to place his Audi FE05 third on the grid. The German drove an equally as […] More…

Audi Sport Sees 14 Racers Take the Grid This Weekend in Macau

by on 16 November 2018 in Motorsport

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Audi is going racing this weekend, in a big way. The brand will see 14 cars in touring car and GT3 sports car racing in Macau. It’s the first time that Audi Sport customer teams have competed with both types of race cars. The Macau race is the finale of the FIA World Touring Car […] More…

Audi Throws the Book at R8 V10 to Make the Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 V10 Plus Coupe

by on 10 July 2018 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi is planning an even rarer R8 V10. This one gets the full Audi Sport Performance Parts catalogue thrown at it, and they’re only building 44 of them. The Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 V10 Plus Coupe, and isn’t that a badgeful, will get a load of Audi’s extras. Starting with a carbon fibre body […] More…

Audi’s New World Rallycross Car Takes Flight

by on 3 April 2018 in Fourtitude News Motorsport Motorsports Test

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Audi is still thinking about whether or not it will follow FIA World Rallycross to electric in 2020 or not. But where they aren’t on the fence is the current car. Audi has just introduced a new engine and aero package for the S1 EKS RX that makes it even faster. Audi Sport says it […] More…

Audi Backing Four RS3 LMS Cars in WTCR-FIA Touring Car Cup

by on 15 February 2018 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi Sport is entering the RS 3 LMS in the WTCR-FIA World Touring Car Cup, supporting two partner teams. The RS 3 LMS is a factory-built racer, designed to compete in series running the TCR ruleset. The touring car Audi looks like the widebody racers that battled in the DTM in the early 2000s, but […] 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…

Audi Sport Crossing Over, Plus Electrification From 2020

by on 13 December 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Audi Sport is going to be giving electrified performance, starting from 2020. The branch that puts the R in RS will be doing more crossovers too. Stephan Winkelmann, head of Audi Sport shared the news to Autocar. “From 2020 onwards, the start of the introduction of battery electric vehicles”, said Winkelmann. “This will start by […] More…

Audi Sport Still Working on Microwaved SQ2

by on 6 December 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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The performance division continues to work on a faster Q2. Spy shooters have captured Audi engineers hard at work evaluating the SQ2 which should arrive next year. This is only the second time a prototype has been spotted in public after Audi filed a global trademark for the ‘SQ2 name back in 2013. From head-on, the […] More…

Audi Driver Lucas di Grassi Talks Upcoming Formula E Season

by on 27 November 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Formula E champion Lucas Di Grassi says he’s looking forward to the latest season, especially now that his team is a full factory Audi effort. Di Grassi was the first driver to win an electric single-seater car race back at the 2014 Beijing ePrix. Continued efforts with the team lead to a second place championship […] More…

Watch Lucas di Grassi Explain Why He Races

by on 26 May 2016 in Motorsport

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In a newly released video for Formula E, Lucas di Grassi explains everything that appeals to him about one of the youngest forms of motorsport. Early on, he admits that he was skeptical of the series, saying that he didn’t understand racing without a big, roaring engine behind him. “But in the end,” says di […] More…

Abt and Di Grassi Finish Second and Third in Berlin E-Prix

by on 24 May 2016 in Motorsport

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It was a big weekend for team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. Formula E’s only German team was looking for a good result in front of their home crowd in Berlin, and after earning two podium spots and keeping  their driver in first place in the championship, the team were satisfied with the result. ABT Schaeffler […] More…