Can a remote-controlled Audi R8 take down the real thing in a drag race? Drag races are one of life’s few pure pleasures. Think about it: When is it ever not fun to watch two things, creatures or people race flat out in a straight line? Around these parts we love a good drag race, the weirder the … read more
Dealing with the aftermath of the diesel emissions scandal may be commanding a large share of Audi‘s attention these days, but that’s not all it has going on. The German automaker has also been steadily overhauling its performance and motorsport operations.
That effort takes a big (if mostly symbolic) … read more
Yes. And no too. Belgian race driver Laurens Vanthoor is just 25 years old but he’s had a pretty good racing career so far. At the moment he drives for the WRT team and campaigns an Audi R8 LMS. He’s had 18 starts, one pole position and 3 wins. Well, you can make that four now. As they say, a win is … read more
Because who doesn’t want lasers in their headlights? Even though the novelty of lasers usually wears off after a childhood full of pointing at the neighbors through their windows to scare them (what, no one else did that?) or having the family pet chase the red dot around, there’s still something … read more
Typically, a brand new racing car needs some time to iron out any teething issues before it is capable of challenging for the checkered flag. Audi begs to differ.
The German automaker has been dominated endurance sports car racing for years now, and evidently poured the wealth of its experience into … read more
This so-called Audi R8 “Transformer” was built by four aspiring automotive engineers in just four weeks and is meant to showcase the link between Audi’s motorsport and production cars.
As you can see, the entire passenger side is derived from a standard Audi R8 Coupe V10 plus, whereas the driver’s side … read more
It was not the best of outings for Aditya Patel at the Taiwan round of the Audi R8 LMS Cup held last weekend at the Penbay International circuit in Taiwan. He got off to a slow start during the practice session for the first race but picked up the pace during qualifying, only to falter again in the super … read more
Launched in 2013, the A3 Sedan is the latest iteration of the compact hatchback that Audi introduced way back in 1996. Essentially identical to the five-door save for the extra bodywork at the rear, the sedan features the same interior and drivetrains. The four-door gained a performance-oriented S3 … read more
Racing cars don’t typically win races, let alone championships, in their debut year. At least not in racing disciplines where new cars compete against more established players that are past their teething period. But Audi bucked the trend with the new R8 LMS this year.
The German automaker launched … read more
After showing us that it can battle Mercedes A45 AMG and BMW M2 with a four door sedan, Audi decided to also introduce a racing version of the car. The racing version of the Audi RS3 sedan was also unveiled during this year Paris Motor Show. Audi Sport customer racing will extend its offering in customer … read more