When Discovery poached Channel 5’s flagship series Fifth Gear back in January, it was part of a big push to increase the channel’s investment in the UK, with the promise of “terrestrial-sized” budgets for original programme commissions.
Land Rover has responded to the ever improving Audi Q5 and BMW X3 with a series of upgrades to the Freelander, designed to improve its premium feel and purposeful authority on the road.
Frank Stippler led that most familiar of formats at the end of an endurance race – an Audi formation finish – as the German manufacturer notched up yet another victory with the Phoenix Audi R8 LMS, this time a second consecutive success in GT racing at the Total 24 Hours of Spa.
On the eve of the 90th annual Pikes Peak hill climb, Audi and Ducati have come together to support the people that help keep their favourite roads safe.
The famous ‘Race to the Clouds’ hill climb at Pikes Peak, Colorado gets underway this weekend and past-winner Audi is celebrating the event with a special edition Audi Sport RS 5 together with a Multistrada 1200S Pikes Peak Edition from newly acquired motorcycle maker, Ducati.
The 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb gets underway in Colorado this weekend, postponed from its original July 8th date by the devastating Waldo Canyon fires which brought havoc and destruction to the region. And Audi USA has cooked up something special to mark 25 years since its most dominant victory.
May 2007 and the Audi R8 was a month away from its UK launch. I sneaked a peak of the first right-hand drive UK car and signed an order within the hour. Then the doubts started to set in.
After well over three decades of driving I might (finally) be showing signs of growing up. Not because I’m reviewing a new Volvo, although I’ll come back to that somewhat jaded stereotype a little later. Instead I’m learning to value cars which manage to tick a multitude of boxes, treading that fine line between usability and fun.
I always find it annoying when buying a RS, M or AMG version from my favourite marque, only to find a few years later that its unique styling details filter down into regular models in the range.
Audi has claimed a world record for its R8 e-tron, lapping the Nürburgring in 8:09.099 minutes, but it’s important to note this is a ‘production’ EV record not the outright EV lap of the ‘ring, which Toyota still hold with their electric-powered Radical-bodied TMG EV P001.
In the build up to this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race, Michelin has interviewed various members of the Audi Motorsport team to get an insight on what it takes to win at the world’s most prestigious endurance race, which takes place this weekend (16-17 June).
It’s one of the most prestigious motor race events in the world, whilst the ‘Grande Parade des Pilotes’ is one of the most visible automotive catwalks with thousands of fans and enthusiasts lining up to catch a glimpse of their favourite drivers.