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Top athletes are not all the same, only being obsessed with scores. Each is one of a kind and has a unique personality. That’s why the ABT RS3 450 is no longer only characterised by its Olympian power of approx. 450hp/ 331kW and ca. 550 Nm. After a “visit” to ABT Individual, this compact superstar will also have a customised look.
The outside is dominated by a matt red with a pearlescent finish and an offset black rear. The interior, now in a black Alcantara, shows an exciting contrast. Silver seams and corresponding carbon look components unfold their full visual and sporty effect. The door beads and trims, seat lining, center console and seat buckets are also made of the silver material and all bear the ABT logo. Read the rest of this entry »
Two title victories and a podium finish – the Audi customer teams make their way home from the ‘Highland 101’ event in New Zealand after a strong result. In the Australian GT Championship, which staged its season finale at the Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell, a fourth place in the first of two races was enough for Christopher Mies to clinch the title in the overall classification. Mies shared the Jamec PEM Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra with Ryan Millier. Greg Taylor and Barton Mawer from Audi customer team Wall Racing were Champions in the Trophy class for non-current cars. In the ‘Highlands 101’ invitation race, Mies/Millier were the best Audi duo in second place.
Thirteen thousand six hundred automobile enthusiasts and readers of the specialist car magazine have voted for the winner of the sport auto AWARDS 2015. The contenders were drawn from producers of series production and tuned cars and the vote took place on 23rd May. 230 models were separated into 25 categories and for the first time a section for “imported production cars” was added to swell the total number of “production” categories to 15. The knowledgeable sport auto readers placed the very capable MTM-Audi S1 in second spot in the smaller tuned cars category. Read the rest of this entry »
Enhanced for maximum performance and driving enjoyment, the 2016 Audi S8 plus is the latest variant of the A8 flagship sedan to enter the Audi lineup. Featuring a 4.0 TFSI engine with an eight-speed Tiptronic® transmission, the S8 plus produces an impressive 516 lb-ft of torque and 605 hp – an increase of 85 horsepower compared to the outgoing S8. With an additional 73 lb-ft of torque available through overboost, for a total 553 lb-ft, the S8 plus is one of the highest powered sport sedans in the premium segment. Read the rest of this entry »
The annual Season of Audi year-end sales event begins November 4 and runs through January 8, 2016. This year, Audi will celebrate the holidays with special edition A3 and A4 models and a TOMS eyewear promotion.
The A3 sedan has brought to the entry premium market new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans. In celebration of Season of Audi, the A3 Special Edition enhances the model with a black optic package including high gloss black exterior elements, as well as S line exterior features, sport suspension and 18” 5-arm rotor wheels in matte Read the rest of this entry »
The Audi Group is progressing systematically along its growth path: In the first nine months of this year, the company increased deliveries of its core brand by 3.8 percent. From January through September, more than 1.3 million customers received an automobile with the Four Rings. Revenue increased to €43.7 billion and operating profit rose to €4.0 billion. The operating return on sales for the first three quarters of the year was 9.2 percent.
At the announcement of the interim results for the third quarter, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, stated: “We are continuing along our growth path.” He believes that the company’s performance in the first nine months of this year proves that the Audi Group’s strategy is paying off. “We are increasing our deliveries, expanding our international production network, safeguarding jobs and actually continuing to recruit more employees.” In 2016, Audi will also put a completely new production plant into operation in San José Chiapa, Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »
The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is turning onto the finish straight. Three quarters into the season, the title race is extremely close. Before round seven at Shanghai on November 1, Audi is separated from the top spot in the standings by only a single point.
In six countries on three continents, the fastest teams have covered 10,850.584 kilometers in races since April – a distance equating to about one fourth of the earth’s circumference. The difference between the drivers from Porsche and Audi in the standings amounts to a single point. 52 points are yet to be awarded this season. “The battle for the World Championship title has never before been as intense as this year,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Our 2012 World Champions, Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer, have maintained their chances in the title race by delivering consistent performances.” Read the rest of this entry »
Featuring more power and enhanced luxury inside and out, the Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport model enters the Audi lineup for 2016. The variant of the Audi A8 flagship sedan boasts an enhanced 4.0T twin turbo V8 engine achieving an impressive 450 hp, an increase of 15 hp from the previous 4.0T model. The Sport model also includes a muscular front fascia with larger air intakes for a more commanding presence on the road. Read the rest of this entry »