Audi

A look back at the Audi V8 (1988 – 1993)

Audi hasn’t always been regarded as the prestige manufacturer it is today, back in the 1980s the German brand was regarded by many as a young pretender, a ‘Wannabe’ playing second fiddle to the big boys: Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar. The Audi V8 was the car maker’s first tentative step, to join the exclusive gentleman’s(…)

New Audi RS3 has top speed of 174mph

The much anticipated new flagship Audi RS3 has been revealed by the German carmaker. Shown-off in both five-door hatch and saloon format, the new RS3 boosts some truly eyebrow raising performance figures. Kitted out with a 2.5-litre petrol engine coming in at 395bhp, the new RS3 is capable of racing from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds,(…)

Audi sparks outrage in China with advert likening women to second hand cars

German car maker Audi has put its foot in it big time after launching an advert in China that compares women to second hand cars. In the advert, a wedding ceremony is interrupted by the groom’s mother, who insists on checking out his bride-to-be for defects, including teeth and behind her ears. After the bride(…)

A look back at the Audi 200 (1979 – 1984)

We’ve spent a good portion of recent weeks looking at Audi’s intentions for the future, with their electric and autonomous vehicle programmes. Today however, we’re going to dip into the German manufacturer’s past and revisit a staple of their output during the early 1980s. A familiar sight the roads across Europe, the Audi 200 was(…)

A look back at the Audi Coupe (1981 – 1988)

The 80-based Audi Coupé was the first of its type built by the company since the delectable 100S of the early 1970s. It arrived on the market half a year after the quattro first blew everyone away, and although it had the same body, you couldn’t mix up two given that car’s wheelarch blisters and(…)

Audi to compete in Formula 1?

Audi have opened the door to the possibility of competing in Formula 1. The brand – part of the VW stable – has always given a hard ‘No’ to any suggestion that it might launch a team within the sport. Recently however, Lamborghini chief Stefano Domenicali has been representing VW and Audi at F1 meetings,(…)

Audi £120,000 supercar totalled after driver crashes during ‘race off’

Whoops… It’s a funny thing – schadenfreude, but you can’t help smiling when you hear about the owner of the £120,000 Audi supercar who totalled his pride and joy after accidentally accelerating out of a roundabout during a ‘race off’ with another car. The ludicrously hi-performance car is capable of speeds of up to 197mph,(…)

A look back at the Audi 100 C3 (1982 – 1991)

It’s easy to forget just how revolutionary the Audi 100 C3 was when it made its debut back in 1982. When you cast your eyes over any editions that have survived to today, they look a little conservative sure. But when it first appeared on the scene in the early 80s – it left its(…)

New Audi A8 allows driver to take hands off wheel

  Of course, as we all know, most owners of luxury cars will most likely be able to relax in the back whilst their chauffeur does the driving. But the new A8, set to be unveiled mid 2017, will partially dispense with the need for a driver altogether. Well, not really. But the latest version(…)

Audi lets enthusiasts build their own racetrack in virtual reality

Audi is appealing to the child in car enthusiasts by developing technology where they can build their own racetrack, where they can test the new Audi Q5 in virtual reality. The firms Norwegian wing has collaborated with creative agency POL to create the ‘Sandbox 2.0’, a purpose built sandpit where users can create their own(…)

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