The Audi R8 Bloodline Carries On - Maybe Even As An EV
With a few exceptions, Audi is a brand that makes luxury cars that, for the most part, feature a rather unremarkable design. While that changed in the last few years, one model that has always been exciting is the Audi R8. Since its debut, in 2006, the mid-engine model hasn’t experienced any radical changes. However a few months ago, Hildegard Wortmann – Audi’s global chief of sales and marketing – stated that the Audi R8 “is an icon of the past, not necessarily the future”. This points to the R8 nearing the end of its lifespan in order to make room for something new.
Watch The Audi RS5 And The Nissan GT-R Get Their Asses Whooped By A BMW M4 Competition!
Thomas and James from ‘Throttle House’ organized an all-wheel-drive drag race that had some big names racing against each other. The contenders included an Audi RS5, a BMW M4 xDrive, and a Nissan GT-R. On paper, the GT-R makes the most power, but will that translate to a clean sweep over its German counterparts?
This Is What Happens When The BMW M3 Competition and The Audi RS5 Sportback Take On A 2011 Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series
The ‘Carwow’ team brought in three hot German cars to the drag strip for a series of drag and rolling races. The contenders this time were the Audi RS5 Sportback, the BMW M3 Competition, and the Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series. They all have different characteristics, and that is what makes the races unpredictable? Which car do you think is going to win?
Latest Spy Shots of the 2023 Audi Q6 E-Tron Prototype Reveal A Very Modern Look
We’ve got the latest spy shots of the new fully electric Audi Q6 e-Tron. The SUV is expected to be launched as a 2023 model and will share its platform with the all-electric Porsche Macan. This all-new Audi Q6 e-Tron reveals a very modern new front design with flat headlights, the typical Audi grill, and huge air intakes in the front bumper. With EVs now going mainstream, automakers know that having a good range of vehicles in the ever-burgeoning SUV segment is vital for their success, and Audi is now preparing to take on its rivals, head-on.
2021 Audi R8 V-10 Performance RWD
Audi has made some changes to the R8’s lineup. For starters, the entry-level all-wheel-drive ‘Quattro’ model has been sent into oblivion, which the R8 RWD is replaced with the R8 V-10 Performance RWD. It makes roughly 30 horses more than the standard RWD model that it replaces, and the new power output is the same as the outgoing entry-level Quattro model. Can it help pump up the sales?
Ken Block Drives A 700-Horsepower Audi Prototype Like It’s Meant To Be Driven
Ken Block recently made the transition, from Ford to Audi. His relationship with the German premium brand took him to Audi Tradition, in Ingolstadt, Germany. The facility, which comprises of some unassuming, at first glance, buildings, houses the most legendary cars from Audi’s rich motorsport history. The cool part is that all of them get driven every now and then and Ken Block had a go in the rarest and ultimate Audi rally car – the Sport Quattro RS 002.
2021 Audi RS7 By Mansory
The RS7 is probably one of the most beautiful cars in Audi’s lineup. But since even the most beautiful cars out there can be further upgraded, Mansory found a solution to make the RS7 even better looking. The famous tuner came with an upgrade kit, that not only changes the look of the RS7, but it also makes it even more powerful and faster.
Ken Block and Audi - A Match Made in Heaven?
Remember all those gymkhana videos with millions of views on YouTube? Of course you do. For years, Ken Block has been working with Ford, and the only company before that was Subaru. Now, though, the 53-year old rally driver has moved to Audi - did you see this coming?
Crazy Race: Lamborghini Urus vs Porsche Cayman GT4 vs Audi TTRS vs Golf R
It’s always interesting to see how different engine layouts compare to one another. It’s even more interesting when a high-performance SUV goes up against some of the best compact sports cars and a capable hot hatchback. This is exactly the case with this drag race from Carwow, where a Lamborghini Urus is being challenged by a Porsche Cayman GT4, Audi TT RS, and a Volkswagen Golf R.
Watch The Lamborghini Urus Fight It Out Against The Audi TT-RS, The Porsche Cayman GT4, and The Volkswagen Golf R
Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ pit four very different vehicles against each other on the drag strip. The mix included a Lamborghini Urus, a Porsche Cayman GT4, an Audi TT-RS, and a Volkswagen Golf R. With the difference in size, shape, weight, and engine capacities, the race is quite unpredictable.
Can An Old-School Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hold A Candle To An Audi RS3 On The Drag Strip?
Jamie from Officially Gassed – OG organized a fun drag race that had two very different contenders take on each other. It was a Stage 1 Audi RS3 up against a stripped-out Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The Subaru is an old-school car with a manual gearbox, whereas the RS3 comes with all the modern tech and a lightning-quick DSG gearbox. The Audi makes slightly more power than the Subaru, but it is also over 900 pounds heavier. Which car do you think will get the win here?
Watch The Audi R8 Spyder Lock Horns With The 992 Porsche 911 GT3 In This Epic Drag Race
Daniel Abt has uploaded another drag racing video on his YouTube channel, and this time, it’s the Audi R8 Spyder up against the 991 Porsche 911 GT3. The GT3 has proven its might time and time again, but the R8 Spyder is no slouch either. Do you think the V-10-powered Audi can beat the six-cylinder Porsche 911 GT3?
2022 Audi S4
Over the years, the S series from Audi has be a consumer favorite, that’s to its mid-level performance and opulence. Being considerably better than the standard A4, will it be able to compete with the other German giants like the BMW M340i and the Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan? Keep reading to learn more.
Audi Grandsphere Concept - A Luxurious EV That’s A ’Private Jet For The Roads’
Audi’s onslaught in the EV segment continues. Less than a month after debuting the convertible two-seater Skysphere concept, the automaker has now unveiled another concept; this time a four-door concept called the Grandsphere. The concept comes with interesting specs like a dual motor setup, 711 horses and 708 pound-feet of torque, 0-62 mph in just over four seconds, etc. The stretched model which Audi calls “private jet for the roads” is surprisingly even longer than some Ford F-150 models! Seems like an interesting product, doesn’t it?
Watch This 3,900-Horsepower Drag Race Between a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, And a McLaren 720S
High-horsepower drag races are always a thrill to watch. Even more so to participate in, but instead, I am sitting here writing about it. In any case, it’s always interesting to see which drivetrain layout is best at a certain power level, and once again, Carwow happily obliges. In this case, we have three cars with over 1,000 horsepower that differ in the way they deliver power to the ground – a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, and a McLaren 720S.
Watch The Tesla Model S Take On The German Trio Of The Audi e-Tron GT, The Mercedes EQS, and The Porsche Taycan
The folks at Carwow brought in four of the best EVs that money can buy you today. The contenders include an Audi e-Tron GT, a Mercedes EQS, a Porsche Taycan 4S, and a Tesla Model S. The Model S is the veteran of the lot, but can it defeat its fairly new rivals on the drag strip?
A 586-Horsepower Suzuki GSXR Takes On Two Modified German Supercars
YouTube channel Officially Gassed gave us yet another drag race of epic proportions. And, this one really is epic, as the average power-to-weight ratio here is 2,184 horsepower per ton. Of course, a lot of that is thanks to the bike, but we’ll get to that in a second. We have a quarter-mile, half-mile, and a third-mile roll-race. It’s a clash between two German supercars and a modified motorcycle and the results might surprise you.
A Highly Modified Audi TTRS Picks On a 1,000 Horsepower Nissan GT-R
Drag races seem to never get old. They are the ultimate straight-line performance test for any car. A quarter-mile drag race shows not only how quick a car is, but also how well it puts the power down. With this in mind, the YouTube channel Officially Gassed is giving us an epic drag race, between two highly modified vehicles – a Litchfield-tuned Nissan R35 GT-R and an Audi TTRS modified by Awesome GTI.
Watch the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Sweat It Out Against The German Duo Of BMW M4 And Audi RS6
The folks at Carwow brought in three very different vehicles to the drag strip for a series of straight-line races. The face-off was between an Audi RS6, a BMW M4 Competition, and an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. All of them are some of the fastest vehicles in their respective niches. So, how do they fare against each other?
2021 Audi Skysphere Concept - A Transformer That Can Change Shape On The Fly
Concept cars come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Skysphere Concept, which Audi has now digitally unveiled, is unique in more ways than one. It is a massive autonomous open two-seater GT car, that can drive itself.
However, the biggest highlight of this long electric roadster with a soft-top is its ability to change its dimensions on the fly by 9.8 inches. Yes, you heard that right, at the push of a button, the 16-feet long GT extends its length and gets even longer to 17-feet.
The 2022 Audi RS3 Just Dominated the Nordschleife With Near-Murcielago Speed
The 2022 Audi RS3 sets a new record at the Nordschleife. The new best time for a lap around the famed 12.9-mile German circuit, in the compact car class now stands at 7:40.748 minutes. It beat the previous record-holder, the Renault Megane RS Trophy-R by more than 4.5 seconds.
What is the Least Expensive Audi?
The least expensive Audi is the A3 sedan that starts out in the low-$30,000 range. The A3 can also be had in cabriolet form, which is also the brand’s cheapest drop-top model and is available for less than $40,000 before options. A mid-level performance model with sportier styling, known as the S3, is available in the mid-$40,000 range, and the RS3 – Audi’s entry-level performance offering - starts out in the mid-$50,000 range. In terms of SUVs, the entry-level model is the Q3, which starts out below $35,000 while the A4 Allroad is the cheapest wagon with a starting price of $45,700.
What is the Sportiest Audi?
Most would argue that Audi’s sportiest model is the $170,000 R8, however, the Audi TT, TTS, or TT RS are all good second choices while theA7, S7, or RS 7 offer a very sporty look if you’re into fastback or “four-door coupe” styling.
What is the Most Popular Audi?
In 2018, Audi sold 1,812,500 cars, 743,600 of which were in Europe and 222,323 of which were in the United States. While official statistics aren’t readily available, the Audi A4 is boasted as the best-selling model of the entire lineup, which isn’t surprising as it is fairly sporting and quite a bit larger than the entry-level A3. The Audi A4 starts out below $40,000 and is a viable family car as long as you don’t need a lot of space.
What is the Most Expensive Audi?
The most expensive Audi on sale right now is the R8 Spyder with a starting price of $182,100. The R8 coupe falls in second place with a price tag just below $170,000. In terms of SUVs, the new e-Tron SUV is the most expensive with a starting price of $74,800 while the most expensive sedan is the RS 7 at $113,900. If performance or SUVs aren’t your thing, you can jump into the Audi A8, which starts out just below $84,000.
What is the Fastest Audi?
The Audi R8 V10 Performance is, hands down, the fastest production Audi ever created. It delivers 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque from a 5.2-liter V-10 and comes packed to the gills with carbon fiber trim, aerodynamic enhancements, and ceramic brakes. According to Audi, the R8 V10 Performance can sprint to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and will continue on up to a top track speed of 205 mph, which is limited in the U.S. market for safety and regulatory reasons.
Are Audis Reliable?
Audi cars are fairly reliable and, according to Consumer Reports, are ranked No. 7 overall, being beat out by Japanese and Korean brands, including Lexus (No.1), Toyota (No.2), Kia (No. 5), and Infiniti (No.6). On that note, it does beat out its main competition with BMW ranking No. 8, Porsche ranking No. 11, and Mercedes ranking No. 17. Repair Pal reports that the average annual repair cost for Audi vehicles is at $1,011 with repairs being needed an average of once per year, with only 10-percent of those repairs being considered urgent. The 10 most reliable brands, according to Consumer Reports, include: