The other night I did something I do a lot. I met up with a guy I’ve only met briefly in the past to go out in his car and...wait that could be misleading. Let me start over. The other night I shot some photos of a bonkers ‘01 S4, and it turns out I first met this car about 4 years ago.
Audi first hinted at an electric version of its R8 sports car back in 2009, but it never made good on its promises. Well now the technology is here to make a reasonable case for production, or something, and I guess actions will have to speak louder than words. Because it’s electric. Get it?
Audi revealed the R8 e-tron at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and it’s even tech-ier than everyone thought. In addition to challenging Tesla as the reigning champ of battery power, this Audi introduces driverless capabilities to the coupe.
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.
Spring has arrived! What better way to celebrate than with a blown 6-speed drop-top V10 on an empty twisty country road.
The past few days have seen a lot of thought and scrutiny about Audi's new supercar, the R8. And while I happily boarded that juggernaut myself, I had a moment of intense clarity: the R8 I'm really interested in hasn't been built in nearly 40 years. It's the Renault R8.
Everyone's auto show photos look the same. Crowds, ropes, reflections, and a variety of unfavorable lighting conditions all make sure that there's no hiding the fact that these are cars in a convention center. Going to an auto show is a blast for the car-obsessed, but looking at pictures in an auto show is usually…
Audi has run everything from Daytona to the Nürburgring in the R8 LMS. Now, as the sun sets on Audi's only supercar, it's finally offering the closest thing you can get to a road-legal racecar with the 570 horsepower, 199 MPH R8 Competition.
If you're like me and can't afford a supercar, but you would like to drive one like a madman anyway, this might be the right option for you. This is my review of the Audi R8 V10 Driving Experience.
I had the opportunity in late January to shadow Matt Bell during the Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona. Bell, who has been racing Continental Challenge since 2008, is dual-driving this season, splitting his weekends between the #9 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GS.R and the #51 APR Motorsports Audi R8 LMS/Grand-Am.
I'm going to go ahead and postulate that this won't buff right out.
Another weekend, another supercar fire.
Apple announced a bunch of new products today, including a redesigned iMac that brings us a step closer to humanity's dream of a desktop computer thin enough to chop onions. The new iMac is aluminum, and traditional welding methods won't really work to join panels for such a thin (5mm thick) enclosure. To get around…
If you ask me, the Audi R8 is one of the classier supercars out there. It may be expensive, fast and gorgeous, but it seems far less ostentatious than a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. Owning one says to the world, "I like the finer things, but I'm generally not a massive asshole to everyone I meet."
You thought you were hot stuff when you bought that R8 Spyder. Wait till you get beaten around a skid pad by a Dodge minivan driven by a Jalopnik reader.
Audi just revealed the new look for their sexy flagship 2014 Audi R8 supercar. While only a refresh, the company has managed to render into metal the best of Ingolstadt's new design language. God, it's beautiful. Just look at it.
We love our supercars to death. We obsess over their top speeds and great power. But what is it like to actually use one? Over 500 miles of European motorway, we discover an inconvenient truth.
With the cab-forward proportions of a 250 LM and the detailing of some Pluto-bound spacecruiser, it's no wonder the R8 Spyder still one of the most desirable cars in the world, even though its design is nearly four years old.
Moscow is known for its supercars, its street racing, and its street drifting. All that went wrong, however, when an Audi R8, drifting for the camera, smashed another car in what has now become — in just two days — one of the highest-watched car videos on YouTube.