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  • VW emissions saga continues: Audi, Skoda claim over 3.3m of their cars affected

    Volkswagen has single handedly ruined the diesel car for the world, after it was found that the company was installing software that helped its diesel cars to cheat the US emissions test. It's not a small matter, and subsequently, it has sent shock waves as far as Formula 1 itself. But new claims by VW-subsidiaries Skoda and Audi have laid another blow. Both companies claim that there are over 3.3-million Audi and Skoda branded cars trotting around motorways with this software. This includes 2.1-million Audis and 1.2-million Skodas worldwide. Models affected from the Ingolstadt marque includes the Audi A1, A3, A4, A5,...

  • Audi R8 V10 Plus will rip your heart out

    If you're a fan of very fast, very German cars, listen up. Audi has unveiled a fresh crop of photos of the new R8 V10 Plus and it looks ready to rip your heart out and drive away smirking like an ultra-logical super-villain. Equipped with a naturally aspirated V10 engine, Audi says it's used its track expertise to bring out the best in the new model. “The new Audi R8 will deliver exactly what customers expect from a high-performance sports car,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “This car brings our concentrated motorsport competence...

  • Audi hopes to have this rover rolling on the moon in 2017

    Audi has unveiled the rover which it, together with a group calling itself the Part-Time Scientists, hopes to take to the moon in 2017. The vehicle has been built as part of the team's entry Google's XPRIZE competition to transport an unmanned rover onto the moon. If it wins, the rover will land in the same area as Apollo 17, the last NASA lander to take a human being to the moon, did. According to Audi, the team will benefit from its expertise in a number of fields, including quattro all-wheel drive and lightweight construction as well as electric...

  • This is definitely how not to test drive a bright blue Audi [video]

    There are many ways to test drive a car. We can understand if you have a heavy foot on open roads, but it's important to remember that it's all fair game within reason. Sadly, there's no reason to be found in this video at all. Test driving an Audi must be one hell of a thrill, especially considering this car's manic powerplant with well over 500bhp accessible at the lights. Fast cars don't breed good drivers, and this video is just another glimpse into the real terrible drivers on the tarmac. This particular chap decided that his insurance premiums were just...

  • This photo of Audi’s 13 Le Mans winners will make you hungry for 24 hour racing

    With just under a month to go before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, endurance racing fans are starting to get edgy in anticipation. And while most of the racing teams are making last little tweaks here and there, Audi's showing off its event heritage. The German automaker's racing division has released a photo showing its 13 Le Mans winners brought together for the first time. The string of victories began with the Audi R8 in 2000 and continued all the way through to the R18 e-tron quattro, which won the race in 2014. With that kind of lineup, it's...

  • The Audi Virtual Cockpit: is this the future of the dashboard?

    It was tough, but we did it. We overcame. Yes, dear reader, we’ve just handed back to the keys to the new Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Quattro coupe. It wasn't an entirely dignified affair – there may have been a few tears and a spot of tantrum-level kicking and screaming – but we walked away with our heads held high. We had to, seeing that we didn’t have a ride home. But while the third-generation model is overall an utterly convincing package, there’s one aspect that simply jumps out for technophiles such as ourselves. Yes, we’re talking about the German brand’s “Audi...

  • This video ad of the Audi RS 3’s birth is super powerful [video]

    Audi's hot Sportback busted onto the scene in 2004, but this powerfully gritty video is breathing new life into the latest RS 3 model. The parent? Audi's R8 of course. The German manufacturer -- which revealed the new R8 earlier this year -- states that the sporty beast carries all the fitting characteristics of a parent. If we look at the DNA that is. The specs and pecs of the 2015 RS 3 were outed last year, and have recently started putting the UK's roads to the test. "The new Audi RS 3 Sportback features the latest generation of our 2.5...

  • Audi holds off A8 production to build in more autonomous tech

    Audi is set to delay the release of the next-generation A8 luxury sedan until late 2017 in order to equip it with more autonomous technology. According to a report from Autocar, the company is trying to push the limits of piloted technology with the new model A8. Speaking to the UK-based motoring publication, Audi R&D boss Urlich Hackenberg said that the A8 would introduce a series of new technologies including the ability...

  • Audi wants students to build tiny autonomous cars

    When you're a student, there are plenty of ways to fill your day. Given a choice though, few would take on the most productive options. But if you are ambitious and have a penchant for both cars and technology, then Audi has a new initiative that could be right up your alley. The German marque is hosting the inaugural Driving Cup, which will pit groups of students against each other as they get 1:8-scale Audi Q5s to perform a number of autonomous driving tasks. The competition, which is primarily for students in computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering,...

  • The new Audi R8 blends race car anger with tempered beauty

    Audi is rather chuffed with itself today after it revealed its shiny new R8 sports car before the Geneva Motor Show. Although the new model looks nearly identical to the outgoing R8, there are some subtle design tweaks here and there only noticeable to the eagle-eyed. For one, the new R8 is slightly larger in all aspects than the old car, more aggressively sloped and more race-car in profile. All in all, Audi notes in its presser that the "entire appearance of the Audi R8 conveys a feeling of lightness and technical precision." The base models of the car are also fitted...

  • The next Audi R8 may feature twin-turbo V6 option next year

    There are some things that should always be considered when building a supercar: a reactive, responsive suspension, a beautiful but intimidating body and of course, many, many turbochargers. This is my recipe, but Audi seems to wholly agree, especially when the next iteration of the Audi R8 is concerned. The company, if rumours are to be believed, will play its environment-is-important card shoving a twin-turbo V6 into the next R8, which will be based on the Lamborghini Huracan. While this news might be extremely annoying for enthusiasts who enjoy the thought of many cylinders chugging around under their vehicles' bonnets, it's...

  • Audi shows off Q7 rear passenger tablets

    Right now there are a couple of options if you want the rear passengers in your car to have tablets. The first, cheaper, option involves sticking the devices in plastic filing sleeves and threading the headrests through the holes. The second involves buying the kind of car usually driven by someone employed to do so. The launch of the new Audi Q7 could however see that change forever. The 2016 version of Audi's large and in charge SUV will come with the option of mounting a tablet or two on the rear seats. According to Audi, its tablet "can...

  • The 2016 Audi TT carries virtual cockpit powered by two Tegra 3 processors

    Cars are computers. The sentence "automakers are using Tegra 3 to help reinvent the driving experience," would have baffled computer geeks a few years ago, and gone over the heads of car junkies. Today it's becoming the norm. Recently, at the Connected Car Expo in Los Angeles, Audi and Nvidia have announced that they've yet again teamed-up to produce the virtual cockpit, among other exciting things that wants to make automobiles smarter. The new Audi TT introduces the virtual cockpit, which is described as a digital platform that drivers can customise to present the information they want most -- an intelligent...

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