Marbella, Spain – It’s hard not to be giddy getting out of Audi’s latest iteration of its sporty little coupe, greeted by the warm sunshine in Spain’s southern Andalusia region. We are here ‘testing’ Audi’s new TT, set to arrive next year as a 2016 model, bringing with it sharpened design, dynamics, and a great leap forward in its Virtual Cockpit.
Madrid, Spain – Ever since the Audi TT launched, it has always been about style, first and foremost. The bulbous fenders, the Teutonic interior, the platform shared with lesser Volkswagen products: it has had to battle the perception (and reality) that this luxurious two-door was great at looking good, inside and out, but less adept at dynamic driv
Mallorca, Spain – The luxury roadster market may be small, but it is an important one, a status symbol, a toy and transportation that allows you to have an open air experience while enjoying high craftsmanship and attention to detail that makes you feel special. Because of the importance of this segment, Audi pulled out all the stops to give us a
In what might be the most exciting launch at the Beijing Auto Show today, Audi has premiered the most powerful TT yet. The 400 hp, 2.5L five-cylinder, turbocharged TT RS. The TT RS has a tall rear wing, gaping air inlets, optional 20-inch forged wheels and available carbon fiber brakes all serving to make this a very serious looking sports car. A
After some very clear photos of the new car leaked yesterday, Audi has gone ahead and revealed the updated third-generation TT a little early, giving us full photos of the refreshed sports car in coupe and convertible forms.
It has been 20 years since the TT first entered production. The bathtub shape, sleek styling, and available baseball-glove
Marbella, Spain – Audi invited us to Malaga, Spain to experience the latest generation of their little design icon, the TT . The new car sees a host of upgrades, from more powerful engines and updated Quattro all-wheel drive to sleeker, more modern design and a revolutionary new Virtual Cockpit.
Every once in a while there’s a new car feature that screams “LOOK AT ME” at the top of its lungs, something that exists solely to serve as a black hole intent on sucking down the attention of anyone and everyone in the immediate vicinity. And yet, a handful of these designer-gone-mad features actually aren’t flights of fancy, but valid choices mad
Many of the cars BMW makes today are serious. Seriously luxurious, seriously practical, seriously powerful, and seriously fast. The 2019 BMW M2 Competition may be a bit of all of those things, but it is never serious. Nope. In fact, the overwhelming impression I got from the M2 is that it is constantly wearing a shit-eating grin and taunting you to
Audi is bringing the latest and fastest version of their TT roadster to the New York auto show next week. The new Audi TT RS is the most powerful ever production TT, but the only transmission will be a dual-clutch box.
The RS will keep the five-cylinder layout that the hotter TTs have become known for, but it's an all-new 2.5L engine that makes
Throughout my adolescence, my older brother would invariably come home from a summer job with some form of automotive “project” to keep him occupied through the long winter months. I was about 12 when he showed up in a ’69 Mustang Mach 1, a flatulent, scabrous warrior that was nonetheless one of the most beautiful things I’d ever seen. You’d be har
With the backdrop of the Detroit Auto Show, the Audi Q7 seems at home.
America – with its history of gobbling up bigger and bigger cars as much as possible, the utility and truck markets are again exploding. Automakers like Hyundai, Kia, and Volkswagen have seen dips in sales due to their lack of utility and truck choice. For others, especially
Volkswagen’s new Golf R hot hatch has been receiving heaping doses of praise from enthusiasts and the media alike. Heck, as one of three finalists for the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s Canadian Car of the Year Awards, it was nearly crowned the best new car for 2016.
Imagine a car that amplifies all that’s endearing about the
The 2017 Audi R8 offers two power levels from its 5.2L V10, 540 hp and 610 hp in the Plus. I’m really not quite sure what you would do with those extra 70 hp away from a track. Granted, the Plus also adds a carbon-fibre wing and other goodies, but holy smokes, the standard 540-hp V10, serving up 398 lb-ft of torque as well, is quite ballistic enoug
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Summer: the bugs are in the air, the temperature is climbing and the roads are finally free of salt, sand and other wintertime nastiness. This combination of stimuli inevitably prompts the brains of car lovers everywhere to start considering a new-to-them convertible
Bobby is an Audi RS7 . With a brain. His brain is made from metal and circuits and wires, and he has camera eyes and GPS ears, and he can learn a track in two laps, and drive it faster than you or me could without years of training and laps and laps to learn the track.
Bobby is the latest in Audi’s Piloted Driving experiment