Despite Lamborghini’s Stephan Winkelmann moving over to head Audi Sport GmbH—the ‘fun’ side of the German brand—no fun is to be had in anything resembling the desirably derivative Audi Sport Quattro concept from 2013. It is officially dead.
When it comes to all-wheel-drive traction in German luxury cars, Audi’s legendary Quattro system has been proven itself by dominating rally circuits. Meanwhile, BMW’s xDrive has become a worthy challenger and a very popular option. But which system is better?
Confusing the general public is something a carmaker will do from time to time. The Mercedes-Benz AMG absorption into Mercedes-AMG and subsequent quasi-AMG models is a recent example. Audi turning its Quattro GmbH division into Audi Sport GmbH is another.
Audi launched its updated 2017 Audi S3 this week in Durham, North Carolina, claiming that the new car would be a little more playful in the corners. When pressed on whether or not the brand would ever consider a full-on “Drift Mode” for its cars, well, don’t get your hopes up.
Audi may have gotten a bit lazy with their design, but they still make pretty fantastic performance cars. And while the American market was denied some of the best RS models, you can enjoy Audi’s top performers all in one video—and a Ducati shows up for good measure.
If the answer is always Miata then how do you explain today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Audi TT with it’s AWD, rev-happy VR6, and arrest-me red paint? Let’s see if this low-milage, retro Audi’s price is also a correct answer.
Audi’s Quattro permanent all-wheel drive is about to get a huge overhaul: a front-wheel drive-based system to be used on longitudinal-engine cars and SUVs like the A4 and Q7. It’s called “Quattro with Ultra Technology.” Here’s how it works, and why it might make Audi’s biggest fans blow a gasket.
Audi has completely updated every panel of the A4 sedan for 2017, though you’d be hard pressed to notice any changes at all. The biggest change you will notice is a hike in the price, with the base A4 now starting at $37,300 before destination fees.
Audi’s van-wagon-SUV thing, the Q7, has been refreshed for the 2017 model year, and not so surprisingly, you don’t have a diesel option anymore.
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…
[Audi didn't give up on all-wheel-drive two-doors after the Ur-Quattro. This is the chunky but cool S2 Coupé they built through the mid '90s. Photo Credit: Audi]
There are a few golden moments in motorsports, not the least of which being the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in the late ‘80s. It was one of the most sideways, door-banging series of all time, and we often forget one of its heroes.
Are you car shopping for a special gearhead this holiday? Forget about new, they'll just complain about depreciation. And don't get something too flashy, they won't like the attention. You want to find something unique, but still has serious performance credentials. You want a Sport Quattro.
Audi Sport Team Joest engineer Brad Kettler breaks down the the new-for-2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Le mans prototype in a 4-part series for RACER.com.
quattro is Audi and Audi is quattro – the brand and the technology are indelibly linked. In celebration of the 30th birthday of the Sport quattro, Audi will present its legitimate successor at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt am Main. The Audi Sport quattro concept show car continues the grand quattro tradition, with a…
Audi has produced their 5,000,000th Quattro since the 1980 Ur-quattro. So go on and have a bottle of Hefeweizen!
When we go have to go shopping for a new or used vehicle, most of us end up doing it on the weekend. If that's what you're doing today, then GREAT NEWS! Have I got a deal for you!
Some car companies build a reputation over time, while others create their mystique one model at a time. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Audi V8 Quattro leapfrogged the German brand into über sedan territory, but is its price, reputable?