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It is a debut and a farewell at the same time: the Audi R18 e-tron quattro contests the 12-hour race at Sebring (Florida) in the USA for the first time on March 16 and, in doing so, makes the legendary racetrack ‘home of quattro’. At the same time, it is provisionally the LMP1 sports car’s final appearance in the North American endurance classic.
The race at Sebring is staged under special circumstances for Audi: the merger of the two U.S. championships, the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and GRAND-AM, sees new regulations coming into force from 2014. In the future, no Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) of the top category can compete in this race. As a result, events come full circle for Audi in Florida: in 1999, the brand’s first LMP sports car celebrated its premiere at Sebring – now two LMP1 sports cars with the four rings provisionally contest a race here for the final time. After Audi customer racing’s winning start to the season with the one-two finish for the Audi R8 GRAND-AM in the 24-hour race at Daytona, Audi now targets another victory in the USA – despite difficult conditions as the race cars from the American Le Mans Series enjoy several advantages with regard to weight and engine power. Read the rest of this entry »
In his 67th DTM race, it finally worked out: the Catalonian Miguel Molina celebrated his first DTM victory at the Nürburgring. For Audi, it marked the eighth success in the 16th race of the season.
69,000 spectators witnessed two turbulent DTM races in the Eifel with a particularly high level of mid-field action that Miguel Molina, however, hardly noticed on Sunday. After clinching pole position in commanding style in the morning in the Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, he instantly pulled clear of the competition at the start in the afternoon race and ultimately crossed the finish line as the uncontested winner with a 7.5-second advantage. Read the rest of this entry »
Just as the original Audi TT captured the minds and imaginations of consumers with innovative styling and timeless design, the all-new 2016 Audi TT continues to fascinate with driver-focused performance and groundbreaking technology. In the same spirit of imagination, Audi has released a new 30-second television commercial titled “Audi TT: Reality? Check.,” featuring the new TT stunt-driving in a vivid and surreal environment. Read the rest of this entry »
Who wants to make his serial car distinctively individual one, may address himself trustfully to fostla.de at Seelze near Hanover. It is namely there where partial and full wrapping with its uncontested pros in comparison to car painting is daily bread. The company own design department is constantly strived to materialize even the most fancy customer wishes professionally and with absolute perfection, for what General Manager Darius WALLAT, by the way, keeps watching jealously. Furthermore, the team from Lower Saxony is – as everyone knows – PP-Performance cooperation partner, and that is not without consequences, as we will see later on … Read the rest of this entry »
The Osterburken HPerformance tuning manufacture north of Heilbronn, Germany, has already many years of experience in many fields of VW car optimization. The team around Tobias HAEFNER is specialized in hard- and software development of AUDI 5 cylinder models. The customer feedback is exclusively a positive one, not at least because of the “hand-picked” cooperations with renowned manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »
A production milestone has been reached at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt: Exactly 20 years ago, on September 18, 1995, the first Audi A3 came off the assembly line here. Since then, the Audi Group has built over 3.5 million units of the successful model worldwide. Today, one out of five Audi cars delivered comes from this model line. At the same time, the Audi A3 is a ground breaking car when it comes to alternative drive systems – as demonstrated by the flexible production of the A3 Sportback e-tron, A3 Sportback g-tron and classic A3 models. They are all built on the same production line at the Ingolstadt plant.
“20 years of the Audi A3 – that is 20 years of success in the compact class. Back then, we founded a new segment with the A3. Today, the high-volume A3 family is a fixed component of our model lineup,” says Prof. Dr. Hubert Waltl, Audi Board Member for Production. “Two decades of the Audi A3 – and behind it a highly qualified production team. Without them, such a success story would not have been conceivable.” Read the rest of this entry »
260 kW (354 hp), 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 4.7 seconds – Audi launches the new S4* and S4 Avant* at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main. The top models from the A4 series are ahead of the competition – with intelligent lightweight design, powerful engines, and an extensive package of the latest technologies.
“At Audi, we have more than 20 years of expertise in developing our sporty S models,” says Professor Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Audi Board of Management for Technical Development. “From day one, our formula for success has been a combination of outstanding quattro performance, restrained design, and state of the art drive train, suspension, and infotainment technology. The new Audi S4 and S4 Avant impressively continue this sporty tradition.” Read the rest of this entry »