Volkswagen Deal To Buy Red Bull Formula One Team Went "Up In Smoke"

Up in smoke, that’s where my money goes — or so said Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner to NBCSN about Volkswagen’s plans to buy the Red Bull F1 team. Volkswagen faces a possible $18 billion fine for the dieselgate scandal, wherein a system was installed on its diesel road cars to cheat emissions… »9/25/15 8:25pm9/25/15 8:25pm

Will Dieselgate Affect Any Rumored Audi Formula One Plans?

Despite the fact that motorsports are expensive, F1’s biggest cheerleader in the Volkswagen Group — Martin Winterkorn — has resigned, and Volkswagen will likely spend at least $7.2 billion on the “dieselgate” scandal, the Audi to F1 rumors just won’t die. Car Magazine says that they could even run the program at zero… »9/25/15 10:15am9/25/15 10:15am

Trouble Strikes Lead Porsche In Last Hour Of Race; Gives Win To Other Porsche

Tragedy struck Porsche’s number 18 919 in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. Number 18 was leading both the top LMP1 class as well as overall when an electrical issue was detected with about 40 minutes to go. Fortunately for Porsche, this only gave the win to their… »9/20/15 3:28am9/20/15 3:28am

Audi's Le Mans Chief Says F1 Is 'Not Even Comparable' To What They're Doing

With Porsche’s World Endurance Championship team looking so good at Le Mans and the Nürburgring, everybody’s wondering: what are the other LMP1 teams doing to match that pace? We asked Audi Sport Head of LMP Chris Reinke at the WEC’s last round at the Nürburgring to find out.
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The Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept Is The Other Strike At Tesla In Crossover Form

At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group showed the world that they’re going big on electrification. In addition to the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid and stunning please-build-it Porsche Mission E concept, they also unveiled an Audi crossover concept that runs on sweet electricity. »9/14/15 4:52pm9/14/15 4:52pm

The 2016 Audi S8 Plus Is Your 605 HP Faustdick Monster From Ingolstadt

While looking up stupid, irritating, and downright irresponsible German cliches on Google Translate to use to bring you the news of the 605-horsepower, 553 pound-foot of torque beast that is the new 2016 Audi S8 Plus, I stumbled through hoch, kräftig, rasant. But none of them compared to what the car truly is – … »8/06/15 11:50am8/06/15 11:50am

Was This Driver Really Told To Push His DTM Competitors Out Of The Way?

Did Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich really instruct driver Timo Scheider, “Schieb ihn raus!” (or “Push him out!”) over the radio during yesterday’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters race? Dr. Ullrich claims that he was on a different channel than Scheider, but the TV edit looks pretty bad.
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The Audi S6 Will Very Politely Punch You Square in the Face

In my line of work, it’s easy to become jaded. The mind will eventually get used to anything, given enough exposure. This applies to everything from noise, to speed, to narcotics. Even the irreverent Dr. Hunter S Thompson got used to his own warped reality, in which the violence and substance abuse eventually became… »7/30/15 11:46am7/30/15 11:46am