So I go away for what I thought was a relaxing Easter weekend on a farm in the Cederberg with some friends. Turns out the farmer is a 4x4 buff and has laid out a challenging technical course... He was very keen to see what my allroad could do - and so was I!
Unfortunately I was too busy driving and trying to keep up with him to get much footage, but for this obstacle I asked the farmer's neighbour to video me going into and out of a ditch to test suspension and traction control...
I struggled on some of the slow steep sandy sections (wrong tyres!) but was pleased a couple of days later when he had some visitors from the Cape Town Landrover Club - and they couldn't do those sections either!
Well I did read somewhere that the Audi allroad is the only all-wheel drive "softroader" that has successfully completed the Landrover proving grounds course...
'Aquaman's' Land Rover capsizes in 4x4 Challenge (Poland)
nickname given to the driver just after the swimming lesson
http://toursandtales.com - Can a Land Rover float? See how "Aquaman" got
his name at the Orawa Challenge 2011 Read the full story at
Highspeed Audi towing Opel Corsa
As I passed these two, I thought they were going much to fast. I saw that
he put on his blinker, I quickly got out my camera (because noone would
believe me) and this is what I filmed. For those who think I was wrong to
film while driving.... the camera used is like a cell phone but smaller
than most.... no danger using it!
Audi A6 Quattro in sugar sand snow FAIL
I'm sure the Allroad would have no problem with the extra 4" of ground
clearance and 10% wider(225) tires. While my 205s could not "float" the
4000lbs in 4.2" of sugar sand, The Allroads 225s would easily float it in
8.2" of the white stuff. It was not an issue of traction or power. Without
the ground clearance, sinking in only 4" took the weight off the tires and
rested it on the sand. The Quattro system is great, I just need a 2" lift
kit and all terrain tires.
Lexus ATC vs. Audi Quattro vs. Acura SH-AWD
AWD comparison test at AET (Automotive Enviro Testing) in Baudette,
Minnesota. Audi's Q7 Quattro (TORSEN Torque-Sensing AWD) versus Lexus
RX350 ATC (Active Torque Control AWD) versus Acura's MDX SH-AWD
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Revealed
The federal government estimates this new technology will save more lives
than the airbag!
ESC is so efficient in keeping your car on the road that Farmers Insurance
even gives a discount on your auto policy if it is installed on your
Quattro vs Xdrive (Answer to BMW video)
BMW X1 vs Audi Q3.two runs for both cars, first with ESP on, and second
with ESP off. The same conditions, the same tires
p.s. Watch This Guys!! http://tinyurl.com/Super-Audi-Options