The “Red Bull Air Force” is a real thing. Specifically; a team of lunatic aerial stunt athletes with an unlimited budget. Want to watch them try and outdo each other?
Audi is known, at least in Europe, for its incredibly overpowered all-wheel-drive wagons that are closer to the category of “hard drugs that you need to seek help for” than the category of “cars.” So with that in mind, please welcome the Audi RS6 Performance.
Machines! The machines are here to replace us, starting with the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept. One day they're doing a 150 mph parade lap around Hockenheimring, the next a robot is punting your head across the room like a soccer ball.
Audi showcased its new Audi RS7 piloted driving concept prior to the finale of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) by having it circle the Hockenheimring without a driver at high speeds.
Remember how crazy some cars used to be? Big-block having, lumpy-cam bumping, street beasts crafted with metal and a desire to go straight as fast as possible. Today you have vehicles that produce just as much power, yet aren't quite as insane as the meaty machines that came before. Still, insane cars do exist… you…
Apart from the different daytime running light layout, the 2015 Audi RS7 also gets an upgraded infotainment system, improved fuel economy and air boxes that are "even sharper and more distinctive".
With a starting price of $104,900, the Audi RS7 is not a car for poors. And with 560 horsepower, it is not a car for slows, either. Now Audi has a new RS7 they want you to pay an extra $42,000 for that's full of exclusivity and dynamism. It is called the Audi Exclusive RS 7 Dynamic Edition.
BAM. BAM. BAM. The woman in front of me clacks a pack of cigs against the gas station minimart counter before paying. I put down a few bucks for my first coffee of the trip and walk out into the night. It's 4am and our Audi RS7 sits idling in the cold Virginia air. We have five hours of driving ahead of us and…
Delaware welcomes us with snow and the first signs of snow. The RS7 seems gravitationally pulled towards New York.
We're eating up the miles on the way to VIR from night-driving Road Atlanta. The RS7 feels very happy.
"Just remember that I can only go home when you're done." That was what the Sebring organizer told us as we waited in an RS7 to roll out on the pit straight. That's all. Just don't do too many laps. Otherwise, one of the greatest circuits in the world was completely open for us and us alone.
We went down to get coffee at the hotel this morning and who is there but multi-Le Mans winner, former F1 driver, and current Scotsman Allan McNish.
See that license plate? It reads 'STRIP.' We did not race him.
This weekend is the Rolex 24 at Daytona, one of the most grueling endurance races in the world. And while that race is going on, we'll be in our own: Can we get from Daytona to NYC in 24 hours with stops at some of the best tracks on the east coast?
This is real speed. And even at 170 mph, it's legal. Thank you, German Autobahn.
Audi has a long and proud history of holding out on us when it comes to their biggest and baddest RS line of cars. Thankfully, they're now they're starting to trickle over here again slowly with cars like the RS5.
All of the big debuts from the Detroit Auto Show have now had the literal sheet pulled off of them. Some of them were great, some of them were ok, and some of them weren't good at all.