Phoenix Racing won last year’s Nürburgring 24 by setting a new distance record after completing 159 laps. The car you see here is wearing their #1 sticker. »
[Mind you, the fact that Glickenhaus has the coolest car on the grid doesn’t mean last year’s winner, Audi forgot how to make a badass R8. Quite the opposite. I would pull over, just in case. Photo credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik] »
Keeping with old the adage of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Germany’s Big Three are working together to buy a controlling stake in Nokia’s Here mapping unit. The move is partially to keep it out of the hands of Google, Apple, or Facebook, but mainly to give the automakers a leg up on both self-driving vehicles… »
Let this insane three-way battle between the #8 Audi, #17 Porsche and #7 Audi LMP1-class World Endurance Championship prototypes illustrate all the fun nuances of hybrid race cars. Running out of the added electric power must hit you like a brick when you’re in the middle of a battle like this.
The Audi R18 is one of the fastest cars out there at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, and every part of its design has been optimized for speed. The aerodynamics may get a bit borked when the driver’s door flies off, though.
Volkswagen is almost everywhere! They’re truly the People’s Race Car in some respects. They’re just not in Formula One. Rumors of a VAG-backed F1 effort pop up from time to time, most recently under the Audi brand. Now that supposedly anti-Ecclestone chairman Ferdinand Piëch is out, will we see VW in F1?
Volkswagen Group board chairman Ferdinand Piëch stunned the business world this weekend by quitting in a huff (or getting ousted, depending on who you ask) following a very public disagreement with the board over who his successor will be. As he departs the company, I have to wonder what he’s taking with him. »
Volkswagen and Audi are recalling 6,204 units of the 2015 Golf, GTI and A3 models because, “Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.” You can read the full NHTSA bulletin here. Dealerships will be contacting owners to have the part replaced at no cost. »
It’s not like you’re going to show up to your next VC begging session in your beater Civic. Audi thinks it can help with its new On Demand service that will deliver nearly any model in its line up to your front door, as long as you live in San Francisco. »
We all have the same complaint. I want to order stuff off of Amazon, but I also want the metaphysical feeling of buying it from a store. I don’t want to actually buy things from a store, mind you, but I want to pretend that I did. Amazon and Audi are here to help, by delivering packages not straight to you, but… »
I need to warn you that this isn’t going to be just a straightforward review of the Audi R8 . The R8 has now been around for nearly a decade. Plenty of ink, both the Internet kind and the real kind, has been spilled describing how it drives. I will definitely address that, of course, but I have to start… »
Spring has arrived! What better way to celebrate than with a blown 6-speed drop-top V10 on an empty twisty country road. »
Merecedes-Benz! They’re doing all kinds of nutty stuff these days, like making insane-looking hatchbacks and pickup trucks. In a bid to beat BMW as the world’s top-selling luxury automaker in five years they’re expanding into all sorts of segments, and according to one report, they may even make a competitor to the … »
Audi is set to shift all of its designs in the direction of the low and wide Audi Prologue Concept, but the upcoming new 2016 Audi A4 will just miss that bandwagon. Instead it will be more evolutionary in terms of its design, and these leaked photos of a super incomplete car show where it's going. »