A Pair of 10-Second Audi Sedans

July 3rd, 2017

Great looking Audi sedans aren’t just for soccer moms anymore. With minimal modification, these two Audi grocery getters showed up at the Cecil County Dragway and shocked everyone in attendance by running consistent 10-second passes in the 135 mph range. Burnout? We don’t need no stinkin’ burnout! The Audi RS7 (Performance) has all-wheel drive and a performance-tuned 8-speed automatic transmission. These cars leave the line like they were shot from a cannon – without a burnout! The $110K RS7 is powered by a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine. It makes an astounding 605hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. In stock Read More

Audi R8 V10 vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus

December 15th, 2016

Over the last several decades, Audi has gone from being an ugly little Volkswagen clone, upon which nobody wanted to work, to being considered outstanding in the area of high-performance factory automobiles. Now, Audi luxury sedans and sport utility vehicles are turning heads and impressing automobile enthusiasts around the globe with their stunning aesthetics and technologically advanced powertrain configurations. A few car lengths out front of the sedan and SUV models is the racing inspired Audi R8 V10 (533hp) and Audi R8 V10 Plus (602hp). These radical coupes roll out at a curb weight of approximately 3,500-pounds (the Plus is Read More

Half-Mile Dig Racing – Audi R8 vs. Porsche 991

December 3rd, 2016

Hello racing fans and automobile enthusiasts of every ilk and welcome to the Shift-S3ctor California Airstrip Attack 2016. This race is between two very capable, virtually stock sports cars from Germany. It takes place on a closed airstrip during a typically sunny (if a bit smoggy) day in Southern California. As you may know by now, the 2017 Audi R8 Plus is akin to the feared Lamborghini Huracan. Since both Audi and Lamborghini are owned by the Volkswagen Group, this should come as no surprise. The 2017 R8 Plus features the most powerful engine that the automaker has ever put Read More

Audi vs. McLaren – Drag Race

October 10th, 2016

Here is a big-money brawl between two mass-produced supercars. For those who may watch this video and think that all cars of this caliber are the same, keep in mind that this is the baddest Audi on the menu (an R8 Plus Quattro S Tronic) and the most conservative McLaren (a 570S). Take a look. This contest will be a dig race between two cars with similar horsepower specs. The Audi is an all-wheel drive coupe and the McLaren is rear-wheel drive but the R8 outweighs the 570S by more than 400-pounds. With 610hp, the R8 bolts from 0 to Read More

2017 Audi R8 – Extended Test Drive

October 6th, 2016

Here’s another one of these great video installments for Motor Trend’s 2016 Best Driver’s Award. These guys use a ton of GoPro swag and produce some of the most extraordinary camera angles you’ve ever seen. Randy Pobst is back behind the wheel and once again, the track is the iconic Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. Randy is as qualified as anyone to critique high performance automobiles and Laguna Seca is designed with a unique set of hair pins, corkscrews, and gut-wrenching elevation changes. Check out the hot lap action. It is truly breathtaking! This is an incredible car. The 2017 Audi Read More

World Record Quarter Mile Pass – Audi R8

August 26th, 2016

This is the sound of Underground! The whole world knows that Underground Racing (UR) is on the forefront of high performance multiple turbocharger enhancements for the street. This video shows us that UR is not just breaking barriers with their Lamborghini creations; they are capable of setting world records across their entire vehicle range – up to and including Audi’s top tier coupe. It also treats us to a world record breaking 1/4-mile pass for an Audi R8. This canary yellow rocket blasts through the 1320 in 9.025-seconds at 160 mph flat. This 2017 Audi R8+ DCT rolls off the Read More

Turbocharged Audi S2 Takes Valhalla Cup

May 3rd, 2016

The Valhalla Cup is a multi-night street racing event that takes place in (of all places) Sweden. There is a bevy of top shelf street racing creations in this video, along with an above average police presence. This little all-wheel drive coupe manages to win the Viking trophy and take home the cash prize – despite some pretty stout competition. This 1996 Audi S2 is powered by a factory 2.2-liter (5-cylinder) engine with a Precision 6466 turbocharger and it has a manual transmission. Horsepower is estimated at 800-ponies. You won’t believe the level of competition in this video. Take a Read More

2014 Audi RS7 – 10-Second Quarter-Mile

April 28th, 2016

If you happen to pull up alongside this grocery-getter, you had better be on your best behavior. Why? Because if you are spoiling for a race, then you just might get spanked. This inconspicuous looking sedan has been clocked at 10.34-seconds and 135.5 mph in the 1/4-mile. The Audi RS7 is pretty impressive in factory trim with its 4.0-liter V8. The stock engine produces 553hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,700 RPM. It is a 32-valve, dual overhead camshaft, all aluminum (block and cylinder heads), engine with direct fuel injection. This particular car has had a turbocharger upgrade (from Read More

Roll Racing – Acura vs Audi

March 18th, 2016

I don’t know about you, but when I see any Acura (short of possibly an NSX) line up against a twin turbocharged Audi R8, the last thing that I expect is for the Acura to emerge victorious. After all the TT R8 (in factory trim) has built a sterling reputation as a high performance contender and this particular car has been modified to produce 1,000hp. So, what’s a poor little Integra left to do? Fret not; this is no ordinary Acura. It’s running a Precision 6466 turbocharger, a Motec ECU, and is shifting through a Dogbox transmission. Since the Acura Read More

Turbo Audi Blow Torch Street Racing

January 28th, 2016

This flame throwing turbocharged Audi S2 is taking Swedish street racing by storm. It’s rolling a 2.2-liter engine, a Precision 6466 turbocharger, and a 5-speed transmission. This setup is good for 791hp. Despite the screeching turbocharger and the intimidating blue flame belching from the cropped exhaust, the little German hatchback comes up short. It bucks up against a bodacious Dodge Duster that really lives up to its name – leaving the Audi in its dust. The Audi seems to encounter some type of malfunction out of the hole and the Dodge shows no mercy as it walks away easily; maybe next Read More

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