Well to say this is creative may be an understatement. Tasteful though?? You can be the judge of that. We have to hand it to the creator of these projects and his vision for all things Audi. He is a true lover of the brand and is really willing to put that out there in a way that no one else really would be! The Berlin Buick is a name he commonly uses for his Audi’s and today we thought we’d share that with all of you! Has anyone else heard of this reference before and would care to share some details with us?? In the meantime take a few minutes to appreciate Nate’s pics and his very own brand of Audi love. Have a great day!
Well if the only reason you watch these mini-videos is for the A1 – then you are not alone. Can’t really say for sure what the point of these clips are. Yes, Justin can throw a punch – sort of. And though there is no real merit for the girl being shot, sort of, I don’t really see the point. Is there an actual movie coming from all these tidbits or is this really all there is to it? I am posting video number five simply because we have come this far and I am truly wondering what it will come together as at the end – but I really hope it is more than just a couple of pieces of music and Justin driving an awesome car we won’t see here – just to bait us! Enjoy.
We understand that we frequently post pics of Audi R8’s and we hope that that doesn’t get boring for anyone. We don’t really see how it could, as what could possibly get boring about seeing these amazing machines from day to day – other than the fact that we don’t own one?! We will take our chances I suppose. But honestly, who wouldn’t want this ridiculously gorgeous specimen to catch their reflection in everyday?! We do. Have a great day!
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Recently 2 lucky couples had the fortune to participate in Audis A4 Global driving experience in Estonia, a small country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Driving over the Austrian Alpine Passes in the 2009 A4 was a dream come true and an experience they will not soon forget. These four people were able to take in the breath taking views from the highest peaks while experiencing the technology and performance of the 2009 A4.
We just overheard someone say they loved their “S” model Audi because of its exclusivity, they said they loved being one of the fortune members of the “Silver Mirror Club” – we think this is great! The idea that even within Audi people are so enthusiastic about their car, from quattro, TDI, S and RS Audi drivers are truly passionate about what they drive. Even if your not part of the “Silver Mirror Club” when you drive an Audi you belong to a very special family.
It was supposed to be a rainy and cold day at the track on Saturday, but when I woke up it was beautiful outside, the perfect day for driving. Quattrofest started early and was held at PIR (Portland International Raceway) just south of Vancouver, Washington. Excited about getting to PIR I was out the door at around 7:30 and with a coffee in my hand, at the raceway only 20 minutes later. The parking lot at PIR was consumed with Audis and when looking a little closer at the cars I think it must have been a prerequisite to have a big brake upgrade on your car to be in attendance. Quattro Club members are enthusiasts, there is no question about that; but the level of passion for the product surrounded me with all the Audis and the attention to detail that had went in to preparing them for the track day. Every level of driver and machine was on hand from dedicated track cars brought in on trailer, modified street cars driven in with upgrades and stock cars.
Nothing impressed me more then the parents who brought their stock cars to the event for the teen driving clinic to help prepare the new drivers in the family for the responsibility behind the wheel of a car. With braking, skid pad and turning exercises set up in centerfield of the track, both the new drivers and the parents participated in the driving techniques. Don’t get me wrong, the excitement of the advanced drivers racing around the track was great, but I was amazed at the devotion of the parents and the support they had for the new drivers.
The devotion of the Quattro Club and Sunset Porsche Audi at Quattrofest is something that has to be admired, especially with the rain that came in the afternoon. Down pour would be an understatement but you couldn’t tell- the participants seemed oblivious. The more it rained, the better the driving seemed to get. After all, they don’t call it Quattrofest for nothing. If it were any other car out on the track that day it would have been treacherous; Audi is the safest and sure footed vehicle on the face of the planet, and the drivers knew it.
By the end of the first day everyone was ready for the banquette dinner at Salty’s on the water that evening, and they deserved it. The dinner started at 6:30 and was delicious. All the stories of the day were told and Sunset Porsche Audi was represented extremely well with both sales and service in attendance (along with our amazing wives to support the cause). With the Auction proceeds going 100% to the Quattro Club it was very successful and we have to thank the North West Regional Audi office and Sunset’s Parts and Service for their large contribution.
With the evening winding down Forza Motorsport 3 was introduced and played on the large screen. This game just raised the bar for all motor-sport games! Thank you Forza for being part of Quattrofest! We all said our goodnights and remembered we get to do this all again tomorrow, nothing could be better. To follow I_Am_Audi on twitter and keep up with all the latest news just click the link!
Happy Friday everyone!! We hope it’s not this dark already when you are leaving the office today, but in the event that it is, we hope you’re driving this very find specimen back to wherever it is you came from this morning! We love this picture! Not just because it is an Audi R8, but because we do view the R8 as somewhat of a stealth machine and we are happy to see it living up to it’s undercover potential. We agree that it would actually be pretty hard to be anything like undercover or inconspicuous in this fabulous vehicle, but we like the effort and no matter what, it could always outrun, and out drive whatever might be coming for it. Have a great weekend everyone – escape if you can!
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• Jacky Ickx and Hans-Joachim Stuck at the wheel of motorsport legends
• Auto Union Type C and D thunder through the streets of the Principality
• Two special runs at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on May 1 and 2
The hearts of fans of historic motor sport will beat faster on the first weekend in May. They may have the good fortune to witness the moment when two legends meet up again: Auto Union racing cars from the 1930s and Monte Carlo, the jewel in the annual motor sport calendar. For the first time since 1937, the sound of two Auto Union Silver Arrows will echo through the narrow streets of the Principality – at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on May 1 and 2. These giants of a past era will have worthy drivers: former Formula One stars Jacky Ickx and Hans-Joachim Stuck.
Hans-Joachim Stuck explains how much this guest appearance means to him: “It will be a very emotional moment for me when I sit in the car that my father also drove in Monte Carlo. When I think of the sound the 16-cylinder engine will make in those built-up streets, it already sends a shiver down my spine!” It was Hans Stuck who brought home the first major successes for the newly established Auto Union racing department back in 1934. In the 16-cylinder mid-engined racing car designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the “Hillclimb King”, as they called him in those days, broke several world records on the Avus circuit in Berlin. And that was only the start: he triumphed in most of the season’s races and became the unofficial European Champion, a title that was only acknowledged by the sport authorities in the following season. The Monaco Grand Prix was held twice in the 1930s, in 1936 und 1937. It was not one of the venues at which Auto Union scored a victory. The best placings were achieved by Hans Stuck: third in 1936 and fourth in 1937 at the wheel of the Auto Union Type C.
Hans-Joachim Stuck can also look back on a career that included Grand Prix racing. He drove a Formula One car for five seasons, and was on the podium twice in a period when German drivers in this supreme motor racing category were few and far between. Stuck, who competed in sports car and German Touring Car races with great success for Audi at the end of the 1980s and in the early 1990s, is about to find himself in charge of a racing-car behemoth with 16 cylinders and a power output of 520 hp. Although Audi Tradition’s authentic replica of the original Type C no longer has a chance to reach the unbelievable top speed of 340 kilometres an hour that it recorded in 1936, its fascination nonetheless persists to this day.
At about the same time, Jacky Ickx will be putting on his helmet and preparing to take the wheel of the Auto Union Type D with its twin-supercharger engine. This car was the final stage in the development work undertaken by the Auto Union racing department. At the end of the 1938 season a change in the rules was announced; engines had to be limited to a displacement of three litres. This meant a new Auto Union car with a 12-cylinder engine that, with an output of 485 hp, had no trouble in rocketing the latest Silver Arrow up to 330 km/h. Scarcely any driver on the international motor sport scene can claim as much experience as Jacky Ickx, who drove in Formula One for no fewer than twelve years, was twice runner-up in the world championship and is also famous as “Mr. Le Mans”. The Belgian driver won the 24-hour race there six times, a record that was expected to last for ever until Tom Kristensen, driving the Audi R8 and later the R10, scored his seventh win. Jacky Ickx drove the Type C at the Monte Carlo event in 2008, and is looking forward to this year’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique: “To drive such a car here is a privilege!”
This is the seventh time that the Automobile Club de Monaco has staged this competition for historic racing cars on the Formula One circuit in Monte Carlo. This year, historic Formula One cars from 1947 to 1978 and Formula Three cars built in 1984 or earlier will contend with each other in genuine race conditions. The Auto Union racing cars will start together in two special events, and complete a number of laps at about midday on Saturday May 1 and again on the afternoon of Sunday May 2.
Source: Audi Tradition
From Allan McNish and the admins of his Facebook fan page! “Right race fans………. its been a long, action packed, edge of the seat, emotional 24 hours of Le Mans 2011. A superb Audi victory ,this is page admins signing off for the weekend…………… Now where did I put that tube of super glue Allan asked me to get him????????? (admins)” and just like you Allan we cant wait for the 2012 Le Mans, so make sure to get some rest!
There is so much to say about the new 3G MMI navigation from Audi, but I will save the details for another time. We know that Audi has added a 3rd demension to give depth and that the resolution has been greatly improved with a long list of other advancements. I want to keep this simple and encourage you to check this out for yourself and try its capabilaties first-hand; from the voice comands, hard-drive based jukebox, real time driving traffic reports and the list goes on. In case this is all new to you, I have added a some images to get you up to speed. The system is easy to navigate and operate. After the ignition has been turned on you can set destinations by using, zip code, city, street and addresss #. After you have set your destination, you request “Start Route Guidence” and a voice will come over, “your route is being calculated.” You can then zoom in and out from up to 400 miles to as close to 30 yards for great detail. This is really the tip of the iceberg or to be honest just a water drop from the tip of the iceberg, as I learn more I will keep you updated. I really think this new system is great and ultimetly very user friendly. In saying that, if you have any experience with the 3G MMI, be it with the navigation, music interface or DVD capabilaties please feel free to leave coments and share with everyone.
I took these photographs in order to provide the best example of Audis 3G MMI &Navigation. I will continue to showcase original content in order to be your top source for Portland Oregon Audi.
The good news is that the driver of this Audi S5 takes full responsibility for his lack of due care. Also after a good cleaning it came out looking better then new! As originally written on Luxury 4 Play the driver of the S5 says “Don’t be an idiot like me and pull over to the side of the road the day after heavy rain. You will get stuck.” Thanks for sharing these pictures, we always love to see other peoples experiences, also this is an awesome Audi S5! To to all those BMW owners who are going to jump on this and use it as an opportunity to boast that “quattro is crap” don’t bother because your wrong!
Sport enthusiasts and fans of the brand with four rings will be glad to hear that what was still in a concept study phase two years ago turned to reality, as production of the Audi Design soccer table ( Foosball ) started yesterday. According to the German manufacturer, the table meets the standards demanded by professional tournaments. The table is made of handcrafted wooden core as well as aluminum and plastic fittings.
“It’s a attractive task to transfer our cars’ design language to other day-to-day articles, and the results are often surprising!” Wolfgang Egger, Head of Audi Group Design, said in a release. “The Audi Design soccer table features large-area, flowing surfaces and sharp, clearly defined lines. The brushed aluminum frame creates an exciting contrast to the white body. Our design team looks forward to displaying one of these tables at our Concept Design studio in Munich.” Ten Audi trainees at the Audi instructional workshops in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm had the task of building the prototypes of the soccer tables, which were perfected by table soccer manufacturer Leonhart.
“It looks just great. That tells us nothing about how it performs, but here too I was pleasantly surprised: this is a very good table. From a sporting point of view, it could certainly be used for an official tournament series,” Thomas Przesdzink, German table soccer champion on several occasions and Chairman of the Bavarian Table Soccer Association, said after testing the new soccer table. The Audi Design soccer table will be produced in a limited series of just 20 units at a price of EUR12,900 – (Thats about $16,000 US Dollars!)
Source: Auto Evolution
We always love to hear from our readers and we especially love to hear from them with pictures and a story that goes along with it! One of our readers sent us this and said: “If it is one of them (R8 GT), It’s Tom Kaulitz’s car, given as a birthday present in September 2011 from the Audi Company; it had Michigan plates but now should be registered in West Hollywood, CA.” A few months ago we posted a video on an A1 being driven by two young guys and it looks as though one of them has managed to grace the pages of I Am Audi again! Does anyone know who Tom Kaulitz is or better yet, should we know?! One thing we can all agree on is that he has awesome taste in vehicles!
Audi Bluetooth Compatible Mobile Phones
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As the new year approaches I think of everything I have accomplished in 2009 and everything I want to do in the new year, the list is long but I have a ton of goals. Something I have to do is visit Audi – Porsche headquarters in Germany, it is sad to say but even after being with Audi, Volswaon and Porsche Brand for almost 7 years I have never had the time to visit headquarters. Well 2010 is going to be the year I make the trip to Europe; I would love to hear everyone’s story who has visited the Audi factory and see some pictures. If you are like me and have not been over read this article from The New York Times titled “Touring the Temples of German Automaking” it will make you want to take the trip.
For anyone who has not yet joined Facebook – and I am sure there are a few – it is not only a social networking giant, but has become so mainstream in its ability to capture an audience, that major companies are now not only using the site to spark interest in their products, but rely on its data to determine whether or not they will make a product available based on its popularity on the site. It is truly a whole new world out there when it comes to marketing and advertising – but lets be honest, who wouldn’t use a free service that captures everyone’s attention and use it as their basis for major decisions? After all, it is an unbiased response that represents what people actual want and are willing to spend their hard-earned money on. I have to give it to Audi on this one for having the foresight to use this very simple, highly effective and free tool to impact their decisions! Check out the article below for more specific details about Facebook’s role in bringing in the TTRS.
As has been the case with several top automakers lately, Audi is looking to Facebook as a tool to better engage with its customer base. But instead of teasing a front grille of a new vehicle prior to its reveal, the German automaker is using the social networking site to gauge American interest in its RS performance division. Specifically, the automaker has created an electronic petition asking users if it should bring its 340-horsepower, turbocharged five-cylinder monster, the TT RS, to the U.S.
Audi says it’s “seriously rethinking” the two seater’s U.S. availability, and one of the best ways to get an idea of sales potential is to put it on Facebook.
We drove the TT RS earlier this year at Willow Springs Raceway and came away liking its peppy, powerful 2.5-liter engine, steady handling, and flypaper-like grip — not to mention its claimed 4.6 second 0-to-62 mph sprint.
If there’s a strong consumer case for the TT RS, and suits in Ingolstadt give it the green light for the U.S. (just as they did with the current RS5 that’s due here in 2012), expect the hot hatch to go head-to-head with the Porsche Cayman S, Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG, and BMW Z4sDrive35is.
Audi: 40 years in America
Audi is celebrating 100 years as a manufacturer and 40 years selling cars in the United States. Here are highlights and lowlights of the brand’s time in America. October 1969: Audi enters the market as the Porsche + Audi division of Volkswagen of America.
1969: Audi Super 90 debuts in the United States.
1970: Audi 100 debuts.
1973: Audi Fox joins the lineup.
1984: U.S. sales climb 49% over prior year to 71,237 units.
1985: U.S. sales reach 74,061 cars.
1986: “60 Minutes” program charges that Audi 5000 suffers from “unintended acceleration.”
1989: NHTSA finds no defects in Audi 5000.
1991: Audi of America near death as sales slid to 12,283.
1994: U.S. comeback strategy launched.
1996: Aluminum spaceframe Audi A8 debuts.
1999: TT roadster/coupe debut.
2000: Sales reach 80,372, passing level achieved in 1985, before “unintended acceleration.”
2002: A4 sedan debuts.
2006: First crossover, the Q7, goes on sale.
2007: Audi U.S. sales reach record 93,506 units.
2008: The brand’s first true sports car, the R8, debuts.
Source: Diana T. Kurylko
It didn’t take long for the car to make the headlines once again. This time, though, it’s for all the wrong reasons. And just so it seems appropriate, the incident happened at the Sebring race track, where a bunch of other racing vehicles figured into recent car crashes of their own.
During a test drive of the R15 TDI Plus, driver Mike Rockenfeller somehow backed it into a tire wall at turn 17 – aka Sunset Bend – of the race track, causing significant damage to the car and halting the testing session altogether. Seeing as Audi only has this one car to test with, team mechanics will have to work extra hard to get the R15 TDI Plus back in good working condition before any sort of testing resumes.
It’s a rather auspicious debut for the Audi R15 TDI Plus and it’s especially more disturbing that it didn’t even make it past one of its first test sessions before something goes horribly wrong.
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Yesterday I Am Audi featured a video from a popular Australian artist that was filmed entirely in an Audi ‘ terminal-style ‘ dealership. We know that Audi’s have become increasing popular as props in videos – and today is yet another video proving that point. Watch this video, both produced ( Imperial Video ) and also featuring Vinny Minton, to catch the Audi R8 in nature! And for everyone that thinks that rollerblading is dead – it is alive and well in sunny Long Beach, California! Enjoy.
I was searching for great car videos and pictures of Audi’s last night like I do on most Mondays and decided to look up Audi’s drifting and burnouts. Not usually the type of videos I search for, I typically try to stick to more “educational” stuff but this picture got me searching for footage. While I searched I found that quattroholic had done a nice write up and fourtitude had this great 5 minute video I had to post. Enjoy this and on a side note if anyone has any information on the autonomous TTS from Stanford I would love to hear about it.
It is said power is everything, and in automotive terms that would be “horsepower”, but what does that power get you? The fact is that horsepower is what consumes fuel and that it is torque that you feel in your seat. Torque is the force that will move you from a stand still and gives you excelleration, horsepower only keeps you at your desired speed. The 2009 Audi A4 has achieved the best 0-60 MPH times as well as the best fuel economy in its class because they have optimized on torque. Keep in mind when you are looking at vehicle statistics that horsepower is only a number. What is important is what those numbers can produce in regards to real life performance.
So we’re at it again, we found a new new Audi accessory but to be completely honest an I Am Audi Twitter follower actually pointed us in the direction. One of the #1 most requested options and Audi Accessories is an iPod adapter, so it is no wonder that the Audi iPod Cable is as requested as it is, especially when it offers new capabilities. The new Red Audi iPod Cable offers many new functions as stated by Audi – “Adapter wire “plus” with Apple license chip for iPod/iPhone. Thanks to the Apple license chip, the iPod/iPhone adapter wire “plus” offers the following additional functions.”
-CoverArt (display of covers stored on iPod/iPhone)
– Browsing within iPod/iPhone video content
– Playback of videos, films, video podcasts, music videos
“Availability of the above functions depends on the vehicle and iPod/iPhone. For additional information on these functions as well as Audi-approved types and software statuses, visit: www.audi.de/mp3” Suprisingly the New iPod Plus cable does not make mention of any Bluetooth Streaming capabilities, that is a bit of a shame. Disclaimer: We’ve attempted to establish connectivity with this cable on both a 3G MMI Plus navigation system as well as a 2012 A6 with no luck, so it appears an update may be needed or this cable is not compatible for US spec cars.
Without question the new Audi Q3 will be Audi’s next big success, followed by the next generation A3! We could go into the Q3’s dimensions, market segment and competitive advantages but the truth is Audi is going beyond that, Audi is giving people what they want. The truth is everyone wants to look good and Audi is responding to that want by introducing the nicest, sportiest and most efficient cars on the market. We are excited for the Q3, we are excited to drive the Q3, we are excited for people to get what they want!
Today is I Am Audi’s first installment of ‘Dear Audi Friday.’ The idea is to ask Audi questions and hopefully get an answer back on pressing issues involving Audi products and the industry. I Am Audi has become a bit of an authority on things like Audi Models , colors, options and packaging of our cars and often we get the same or similar questions. Recently people have been writing asking “how do I have my Audi painted in matte, satin or a flat color from the factory?” Audi offers one of the most detailed customization options from the factory called Audi Exclusive – so I decided to contact them and ask about painting a car in a Matte color – this was their response:
“Audi does not paint cars in the matte black from the factory. Cars for auto shows are special situations and are not sold after. Most consumer cars you have seen in this color (on the internet or in person) are foiled. In Germany it’s very popular for customers to have their cars foiled at an aftermarket shop in the matte color. The paint process does not meet our warranty standards at this time.”
To be honest we were very surprised to hear this – after all BMW offers their Frozen Edition; Mercedes offers their Designo Magno cars in flat colors; so why not Audi? Let us know if you would like to see Audi offer more colors including Matte paint options and Audi let us know why we don’t already.
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Light designer André Georgi describes what went into the development and design of the new Audi A1 headlights. Amazing something seemingly as simple as a headlights has so much life in it, the headlight can really tell the story of the car.
We always hear that European cars have the worst cup holders and we really think that’s a pretty unfair blanket statement, check out these Audi cup holders in the A5. We know this is a pretty soft post but we have a ton of things to get done today and through the weekend so we’re sorry. Anyways, if you love Rockstar energy drinks then be confident they fit perfect in every Audi!
Good Morning Everyone! And happy Monday! There’s plenty to be happy about this week; like Thanksgiving, a short work-week, and of course, the silly season fast approaching! We thought this matte black Audi RS3 could serve as a useful reminder regarding Black Friday, and that no item is worth fighting each other over… Nope, we cant think of one. We happened to witness a fight over a turkey yesterday and it got us thinking about all the things we have to be grateful for, and the fact we love this season so much, yet it seems to bring out the worst in people more often than it should. So, let us know what you are thankful for, and remember, the true spirit of the season is all about giving, not decking someone for the last turkey or 75% off some useless item you likely won’t be using the week after the holidays anyways. Have a great day!!
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We don’t write very much about the Audi Q7 and we really should. Check out this bad-ass rig that’s actually decent on gas. It might just be the perfect pairing of industrial strength and classic luxury, with a touch of new economy intuition! The Q7 V12 TDI really is a trifecta of epic proportion. We dare you to find anything that compares!! Have a great day everyone and be very sad that this beast is only available for our European friends.
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A great friend of mine, Caleb Booth is super passionate about film and photography and shares his passion on his website Live For Video. I have really surrounded myself with people who are not only very good at what they do but love doing what they do. Caleb sent me this picture he took of an Audi at the North West Rally last week at Portland International Raceway in Portland Oregon, just on the boarder of Washington. I added some pictures he took of Subaru’s as well because I have a tremendous amount of respect for there rally capabilities right out of the box. Great work Caleb, we need to get some cars together and do some really sexy Shoots!
Caleb – “These are pics taken at the first stage of the Oregon Trail Rally @ PIR Raceway, Portland on Friday the 14th. I took them with a Canon 7D, 28-135mm lens, forgot my lens hood, which is why some pics have sun flares in them (grrr), and I can actually give you all the camera settings I used if you want, probably not that important though”
Although I am an advocate for Sunset Imports, our local Portland Audi store, the city of Portland, Oregon is truly beautiful.
Fremont Bridge with Mt. St. Helens in the background.
Opened to the public November 2nd, 1973, the Fremont Bridge is Portland’s newest bridge over the Willamette River. This amazing bridge has the longest main span of any bridge in Oregon and is the second longest tied arch bridge in the world. Routing Interstate 405 and US 30 traffic between downtown and North Portland where it intersects with I-5 this bridge is a main connection point in the Portland area.
Happy end-of-the-world Friday everyone! Well we woke up this morning and it wasn’t 1047 degrees like they forecast and we are all seemingly still here. So while we are, at least for now, we are thinking of ways to live life to the fullest – in the case of this Audi, that means rally racing like a boss. We understand that everyone’s idea of this will be different – so we just have to ask; if it was really the end of days, what would you want to have done differently? We can think of a few things but you know how much we love hearing from you guys. Have a great weekend and enjoy the holiday madness – a week from now, it will all be over.
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Have you heard Ferrari might be pulling out of F1??? This is a great commercial put out by Audi for the new V10 R8. Looks like its perfect timing for the Le Mans this weekend… Enjoy! And be sure to catch the Le Mans at least on Speed Network if you can’t make it in person!
The Torque Report just published this article on the ABT tuned Audi Q3 – looks to us like they did an awesome job! The German tuning company ABT Sportsline has unveiled its latest tuning kit for the Audi Q3 crossover. The kit includes a new front grille, bumper with large air inlets, rocker panels, a rear apron that features quad tail pipes and a rear spoiler. ABT also provides power upgrades to the Q3’s engine lineup. The 2.0L TSI engine gets a bump in horsepower from 211-hp to 250-hp, while the 170-hp version gets a power upgrade to 210-hp. The 140 horsepower 2.0L TDI engine gets 170 horsepower and the 177 horsepower 2.0L TDI puts out 195 horsepower. ABT also adds a new lowered suspension and there are various wheel options ranging from 18 to 20-inches. There’s still no official word if the U.S. will ever get the Audi Q3.
Auto Blog recently wrote, “What we dig about European plants that build high-zoot cars is that it always looks like each car gets everyone’s full attention, every step presided over by workers who want to make sure they’ve done everything they could. Its most telling examples were the lab-coated workmen assembling the Carrera GT or SLR McLaren and the one-engine-one-worker method of AMG, but the gents looking after the Audi R8 Spyder keep up the tradition.” I couldn’t agree more. One of the most fascinating things about these cars is the tradition and pride that goes into each and everyone.
This is a picture from one of the books that Audi has at training; I love these older vintage pictures of racing. Audi was extremely active in racing throughout the 80’s and has continued to build its motor-sport legacy into 2010. I am sure in 25 years I will look back at the pictures of races in 2010 and smile knowing we thought thatwas actully as fast as we could go.