I’m supposed to be taking some time off to work on a book, but I’m a very skilled procrastinator, and my procrastination led me to find this video of a little toddler—still pretty much a baby, really—that managed to free himself from being locked in a car with the adorably cute aplomb of an astronaut.
It’s a good day for Audi news. There is a new A6 Avant (which you can’t buy in America, sorry about that) and we have new information on the better-for-drifting, rear-wheel drive Audi R8 RWS. It’s now the cheapest R8 you can buy new, saving you a hell of a lot of money over the Quattro version. Why would you go…
For fans of classy style, speed and hauling things, today’s arrival of the new 2019 Audi A6 Avant is good news. It looks good as one would expect from an Audi wagon. Sadly, we know the A6 Avant won’t make it to America, but Audi’s argument for withholding its long roof goodness is getting weaker.
This is the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo Concept, an all-electric demo car to serve as a race taxi at upcoming Formula E weekends. It should be so much more.
I didn’t think this would ever happen, but we actually have a pretty decent selection of wagons in the U.S. these days. We’ve got wagons from Mercedes-Benz, Buick, Volvo and Jaguar, just to name a few. But samples from Audi’s RS division have been out of reach for us. There could be a light at the end of this dark…
The pre-war period was a weird time for Grand Prix cars. Engineers had figured out that by cramming more fuel and air into ever more cylinders, you could create vast amounts of power. They hadn’t quite figured out the chassis and tires yet, however, which led to Auto Union’s V16 dually beast.
Audi rolled into the New York Auto Show this week with the the RS5 Sportback, and the automaker’s geeked about its performance numbers: 0-60 in under four seconds, in particular. It’s fast, no doubt.
We are all saddened to hear that the Audi R8 sports car may not have much life left. Really, it comes as no surprise as Audi focuses on electric vehicles, but the fact remains that despite making newer and faster versions Audi was never really able to top the original R8.
The original Audi R8 debuted with eight little diamonds arranged in a vee behind the driver. That singing 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 begat a bigger V10, and now it seems pretty clear that a new twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 will slot into its place. I’m not cautiously optimistic. I am extremely pumped for this.
Few automakers have pursued technology that allows cars to communicate with surrounding road infrastructure like Audi. On Wednesday, the automaker announced the latest development in its Traffic Light Information system, which lets select models communicate with traffic signals, saying it’s now available for use in…
Yes, that image above of the Audi e-tron GT is just a heavily shadowed teaser. But it looks cool, has four doors and is all-electric. And Audi said today that it would make it happen.
Audi’s head of research and development announced that there’s no new Audi R8 in the works to replace the current one when it phases out in 2020. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that the R8 is dying, and I don’t think things look good for it.
Different models sharing platforms across brands is a common practice among big automakers like Volkswagen Group. It saves them the time and money instead of making new platforms for cars. And starting in 2022, it seems like all-electric models from Bentley, Audi and Porsche will share a platform.
Audi could make its car models distinguishable from each other someday, but it looks like that day won’t come this model year. Here are some leaked photos of what’s thought to be the 2019 Audi A6, which isn’t supposed to debut until next month. We know it’s an “A6” because we looked at the badging on the back.
Genesis debuted in the U.S. as a separate nameplate in 2016 with the G80 and G90, before unleashing the G70 late last year as they began an aggressive challenge to established rivals like Audi and BMW. On Thursday, Consumer Reports, named Genesis the top brand in the U.S., ahead of Audi, BMW, and everyone else.
Last year, the then-unnamed Italdesign Giugiaro Automobili Speciali 200 mph supercar coupe scared everyone at the Geneva Motor Show. Italdesign is bringing it back to this year’s Geneva show, now as a roadster and called the ZeroUno.
Old Audis: we need more of them on the road! That’s what I say.
The 2018 Audi S4 doesn’t look special. From a distance, it looks like any other Audi sedan—a pattern Audi recognizes and could change one day. But it’s when you get up close to the car, when you start to see a red tint to the leather and a diamond stitching in the seats, that you know there’s something more to it.
I can’t be alone in thinking this, that modern Audis are damn-near indistinguishable from each other. The A4 looks like the A6, which looks like the A7. It’s only when you get around to the back of the thing and see the badging can you really discern which model you’re puzzling over. Thankfully, though, it seems like…