Archive for the ‘Audi’ Category

VIDEO: Golf R v A45 AMG v S3

Now that the new Golf R has been launched in Australia it’s timely to check out this video from Dutch car mag Auto Week. Up against the Volkswagen are the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and VW stablemate the Audi S3. Remember, all three cars are all-wheel drive and all three use a Haldex-based system. When watching […]

Porsche fastest at two-day WEC Prologue

The Porsche 919 Hybrid headed the field after the WEC’s official two-day Prologue test at Paul Ricard on the weekend. The #20 car of Mark Webber went fastest during the Friday evening session when Brendon Hartley posted a lap time of 1:41.289. Hartley’s teammates, Timo Bernhard and Webber, also broke the 1:42 barrier on the […]

VIDEO: Audi S3 v BMW M135i

Jethro Bovingdon from Evo spent the day fanging around Bedford Aerodrome in an Audi S3 and a BMW M135i. As you know the S3 is all-wheel drive and powered by a four cylinder turbo, while the M135i has a more pure rear-wheel drive layout with an inline six cylinder turbo. The Audi is lighter but […]

Geneva 2014: Audi TT quattro sport concept

Audi clearly wasn’t content with unveiling the new production-spec TT in Geneva, so they brought along this 420hp (309kW) TT quattro sport concept as well. You might think that this is a preview of what to expect in the next TT RS. Maybe it is. Audi isn’t really giving any concrete rationale for the model […]

Geneva 2014: Audi TT

This is the new Audi TT. The third-generation of Audi’s landmark coupé is ready to take centre stage at the Geneva Motor Show. Shown above in TTS trim with Tango Red paint you see many familiar cues from the original TT launched in 1998. Overall the look is pure TT. Although, perhaps the grille may […]

Audi releases new teutonic teaser

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Der neue Audi TT is only days away from being revealed to the world. Audi Germany has published a short teaser to YouTube which almost shows us the whole car. It will be the third-generation of TT, a model which since its launch in 1998 has, aesthetically at least, won a strong following. The new […]

Back to the future for next RS4 engine

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Word is the free-revving 4.2 litre V8 in the current Audi RS4 will be replaced by a V6 turbo when the next-gen comes to life. If you’re feeling a sense of deja vu that’s okay; the first RS4 (B5 2000–01) was powered by a 2.7 litre twin turbo V6. Cosworth did the fine tuning for […]

Audi releases TT sketches ahead of Geneva debut

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In less than two weeks the third-gen Audi TT will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. To tide us over until then Audi has released four sketches which give us a taste of what is to come. It’s true that most new cars look better and more aggressive in drawings compared with final production […]

Audi RS Q3 – Australian pricing & specs

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The Audi RS Q3 is now on Australian shores. It’s powered by a 228kW/420Nm version of the inline five cylinder engine found in the old RS3 Sportback. We’ve known for sometime the list price for the RS Q3 would be a pretty sharp $81,900, but now we have more detail on the level of spec […]

Audi S3 Cabriolet revealed

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For the first time ever Audi is giving the world an S3 Cabriolet. But do we really want one? Audi seems to think so and good luck to them. Under the bonnet it’s the same S3 221kW/380Nm engine and quattro drivetrain we’ve seen before, which just leaves the roof, or lack of, as the major […]

A look inside Audi Sport’s storage facility

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Last month Chris Harris gave us a brief history of Audi’s quattro legacy. Drive continues its Inside Quattro series with JF Musial taking a visit to Audi Sport’s storage facility which is not accessible to the public. This video is the result.

Mark Webber is an exceptional man

Mark Webber is an exceptional man. It’s true, this video promoting the 2014 FIA WEC season says so. While his F1 mates are starting to get busy, Mark still has a couple of months to go before his new job gets real. We can’t wait!

Audi S1 & S1 Sportback revealed

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Let’s say right off the bat, if this new Audi S1 is a dog to drive we’re going to be pretty pissed off. Because in almost every regard we reckon this shapes as being one of the best hot hatches on the market. We’ve long been admirers of the A1 styling and with its facelifted […]

Paying our respects to the first Audi S1

We acknowledge that some people will be cut up that Audi is bestowing the legendary S1 badge on a pissy four cylinder hatchback. And while we do side with Audi on this one—as one of life’s great philosophers once said, “You can’t stop progress”—we hope these videos of “The S1″ absolutely smashing it will appease […]