Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
This is the story of why one of the most dominant race cars of the modern era, the IMSA GTO Audi 90 Quattro, had a little doll that mooned other racers.
The mid-engined 1991 Audi Quattro Spyder Concept didn’t turn into anything, but it sure looked good. It’s like an R8 but 15 years early.
There’s nothing like the sense of speed you get from a roof-mounted camera. Because it’s dumb and bad to try car surfing on a race car, we’ve got video from on top of an Audi R8 LMS flying down Road America that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Turn up the volume, and let’s enjoy a good V10 howl.
One of Volkswagen’s lawyers said at a court hearing today that the automaker thinks it has a fix for 85,000 3.0-liter diesel V6 VWs, Audis and Porsches that don’t meet emissions requirements, Reuters reports. The four-cylinder engines are another story.
After an unprecedented $14.7 billion settlement released yesterday, we learned that Volkswagen will offer to buy back nearly 500,000 four-cylinder diesel cars affected by the emissions cheating scandal in the U.S. But what is the fate of the cars once they’ve been bought back? Are they all doomed?
As part of the unprecedented $14.7 billion settlement released earlier today, Volkswagen will offer substantial cash payments to owners of the 482,000 diesel four-cylinder cars affected by the emissions cheating scandal. If you own one of Volkswagen’s NOx-spewing machines, here are step-by-step instructions on how you…
One can only hope that Audi’s most famous spokesman, the Transporter himself, narrated this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Audi pits as traffic circulated under the safety car this morning. Everything is more fascinating when narrated by Jason Statham: fact.
Audi may have gotten a bit lazy with their design, but they still make pretty fantastic performance cars. And while the American market was denied some of the best RS models, you can enjoy Audi’s top performers all in one video—and a Ducati shows up for good measure.
Last week German luxury brand Audi—noted purveyor of automobiles with the reliability of a heroin-addicted parent—revealed the all-new Audi A5. And the automotive enthusiast world eagerly looked on, and examined the design, and feasted their eyes on the A5’s sensual curves. And then they asked: That’s it?
A professor Audi dubbed an “innovation expert” may not have the highest opinion of America’s big players in autonomous car tech, but he’s right about one thing: the Google car just ain’t a looker. And now, through the miracle of German humor, it has a nickname it won’t be losing anytime soon.
Why is there so much time spent at Circuit de la Sarthe testing ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans? To avoid messy driver changes, for one. Getting in and out of the little trapdoors that go inside a top-level LMP1-class Le Mans prototype is harder than it looks.
Just like the regular Audi A4, the new S4 sedan and S4 Avant models get more edges, more technology, more speed and now the“T” actually stands for “turbocharger.” However, I’m still not sure why you would buy this one over the car it replaces.
There’s nothing good about Mondays, so have this Audi RS2 instead.
I determine my interest in a car based on how much trouble I think I can get into with it.
All-wheel drive is an increasingly common feature on cars today, from grocery-fetching Subaru wagons to small crossovers. But it was rally racing that really convinced automakers that sending power to all four wheels gives cars a massive edge on ice, snow, dirt and more.
Tesla’s recently shifted forecast of achieving 500,000 Model S, X and 3 deliveries by 2018 sounded laughably absurd, but joining the circus will be Audi’s Peter Hochholdinger, juggler of production at the German automaker’s flagship manufacturing facility.
Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
No car in the top World Endurance Championship LMP1-H class went the entire 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps trouble-free. Fortunately, the No. 8 Audi’s biggest problem was relatively minor. Joining it in the top three was a limping Porsche and a car in the slower, non-manufacturer LMP1 class.