Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/260275/audi_quattro_concept.html
Audi is heading back to the future! Thirty years after the original quattro rewrote the rulebook, Audi has re-imagined its most iconic model for the modern age. But can the Quattro Concept, first shown at the Paris show last month, do justice to its illustrious ancestors? Auto Express was first to put this year's most exciting new model to the test.
Renault De'zir Concept review - Auto Express
The DeZir is stunning in the metal. It cuts a menacing shape at two
metres wide and just over a metre high. Head-on, the full-width grille is
flanked by narrow lights with LED 'eyelids' above, while the silver
side-blades ahead of the rear wheels are reminiscent of those seen on the
Subaru Cosworth Impreza vs old Imprezas review - Auto Express
Four Imprezas, a total of 1,184bhp and a mile-long strip of tarmac... the
battle of the hardcore Subaru special editions is on!
A manic chorus of turbo engines is
followed by a screech from the tyres as our competitors catapult off the
line. And with 119bhp more than the next most powerful car here, the new
Cosworth-tuned Impreza this should find this a walk in the park --
especially given that its rivals today are 10 years older.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe vs Audi RS7 - Auto Express
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This is the new Audi RS7 and its arch-rival, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Both
are powered by turbocharged V8 engines
and have over 500bhp -but do they really justify their nearly £100,000
price tags? Watch our video review to find out.
The BMW M6 costs just under £98,000 and features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with 552bhp and 680Nm of torque. It'll
sprint from 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of
The Audi has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
yet despite being down on capacity compared to the BMW it produces the same
bhp and has even more torque with a huge 700Nm. Once again top speed is
limited to 155mph, but it hits 60 in just 3.9 seconds.
So, what's the Audi like to drive? Well, the first thing is that it's so
hard to use the performance on the road - it's just so fast that it's
impossible to put it into use.
The one thing the Audi does have is quattro all-wheel drive and a clever
sport differential - that means it doesn't have any of the traction issues
that you get in the M6, and it doesn't work it's stability control as hard.
There's lots of grip, but the problem is it's just a bit inert - there's
not a lot of feel in the steering.
Also, the suspension is a bit odd. The ride isn't great - in fact it's
pretty awful - and all in all it's not a particularly engaging car despite
its speed. It's quite hard to love this car despite the fact that the
engine is so great.
So how does the BMW compare? If anything the BMW engine has a little bit
more character than the Audi engine and there's certainly more fizz to the
driving experience. It's not perfect and it troubles the traction control
quite a lot on a wet road, though.
The biggest problem for this car in a way, though isn't the Audi - it's the
M6's sister car, the M5. This car is substantially more expensive than the
M5 - about £25,000 more than an M5 - and it doesn't offer a huge amount
more in terms of driving.
So the BMW is the best to drive but it's also the nicest to sit in, with
its stylish interior and sporty wrap-around cockpit. The Audi's still feels
posh and is loaded with gadgets but it lacks the BMW's wow factor. However
with its hatchback boot the Audi is the more practical of the pair.
It might cost a lot more money than the BMW M5 but we'd go for the M6 Gran
Coupe - it looks great, sounds fantastic and most importantly it's more fun
to drive than the Audi RS7.
Focus RS500 vs Boxster on the track - Auto Express
Both cost around £35,000, one is a rear-wheel drive sports car the other a
hot hatch, but which is fastest?
If you have £35,000 to spend on a performance car you've got some tough
decisions to make. The Porsche Boxster and Ford Focus RS500 are both
scintillating cars to drive, but go about putting their performance on the
road in completely different ways. We wanted to find out which was quickest
over a short, twisty course in conditions typical of a UK road.
Audi Quattro Concept official promo - narrated
More confirmation that Audi will be taking the Quattro model to production
has surfaced recently.
According to a recent report the Quattro Concept was spotted with
design-studio license plates on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu,
California. The car was being escorted to a photo shoot by the California
When questioned Audi employees let it slip that the car was, indeed, headed
The result of the video shoot is this video fully edited.
German Supercar Shootout! SLS AMG vs R8 V10 vs 911 Turbo
Editor-At-Large Arthur St. Antoine "escapes" to Las Vegas and beyond with
three German supercars - the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the 2010 Audi R8
V10 and the 2010 Porsche 911 turbo - in
search of "the perfect road".
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Terren Lin
Edited by: Mike Suggett
McLaren MP4-12C vs Honda Civic BTCC racer vs Honda Fireblade British Superbike
We know the McLaren 12C is other-worldly fast. But how does it compare
against a Honda Civic British Touring Car Championship racer and a British
Superbike Championship-winning Honda Fireblade?
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We took a McLaren 12C to Rockingham Motor Speedway to face its toughest
challenge yet. Could it outpace a Honda Civic BTCC racer driven by former
champion Gordon Shedden and the pairing of 2013 British Superbike champion
Alex Lowes and his Samsung Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade? Which would set the
fastest lap? Would the Civic's superior grip make up for the power deficit?
Would the McLaren be too much to match on the straight? Or would the 'Blade
offer a blend of light weight and high performance impossible to match?
Steve Sutcliffe referees.
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Audi: The quattro principle
quattro four-wheel drive enjoys a lengthy tradition. The principle involves
distributing the engine's power permanently and optimally between all four
Audi Quattro Sport S1 Rally Group B "Total Tribute"
Total Tribute:: The SuperCars rally of over 500 hp 4x4.. In 1984 85 and
86 the Rally has been divided into groups .. The Group B cars could
participate was that the only limits produce 200 cars .. The cars and
Pilots - Audi Quattro Sport S1 Walter Röhrl Stig Blomqvist Hannu Mikkola,
Peugeot 205 turbo 16 Ari Vatanen Timo
Salonen Bruno Saby, Lançia Delta S4 & Lançia Rally 037 Markku Alén Miki
Biasion Henri Toivonen, MG Metro 6R4 Tony Pond, Renault 5 Maxi turbo Joaquim Moutinho Jean Ragnotti, and Ford
RS200 Kalle Grundel.. After several accidents that have caused several
deaths these cars were banned.. These cars had both of fabulous as
dangerous.. Os melhores momentos do Audi Quattro Sport S1 total Tributo..
Audi Quattro - Group B, the Days of Madness
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Group B was introduced by the FIA in 1982 as replacement for both Group 4
(modified grand touring) and Group 5 (touring prototypes) cars.
Group A referred to production-derived vehicles limited in terms of power,
weight, allowed technology and overall cost. The base model had to be mass
produced (5000 units/year) and had to have 4 seats. Group A was aimed at
ensuring a large number of privately-owned entries in races.
By contrast, Group B had few restrictions on technology, design and the
number of cars required for homologation to compete—200, less than other
series. Weight was kept as low as possible, high-tech materials were
permitted, and there were no restrictions on Boost, which turned out to mean almost
unlimited power. The category was aimed at car manufacturers by promising
outright competition victories and the subsequent publicity opportunities
without the need for an existing production model. There was also a Group
C, which had a similarly lax approach to chassis and engine development,
but with strict rules on overall weight and maximum fuel load.
Group B was initially a very successful concept, with many manufacturers
joining the premier World Rally Championship, and increased spectator
numbers. But the cost of competing quickly rose, and the performance of the
cars proved too much, resulting in a series of fatal crashes. As a
consequence Group B was cancelled at the end of 1986 and Group A
regulations became the standard for all cars until the advent of World
Rally Cars in 1997.
In the following years Group B found a niche in the European Rallycross
Championship, with cars such as the MG Metro 6R4 and the Ford RS200
competing as late as 1992. For 1993, the FIA replaced the Group B models
with prototypes that had to be based on existing Group A cars, but still
followed the spirit of Group B, with low weight, 4WD, high turboBoost
pressure and staggering amounts of power.
Audi Sport Quattro (Dahlbäck 560hp) at Vaaler Raceway
Described as Sport Quattro, rallye Sport Quattro and S1 by former owners.
Driven at Vaaler Raceway, Norway, at the annual trackday event of VW - Audi
Club Norwegen in 2004.
Courtesy: VW - Audi Club Norwegen, S-sentrum.no
Source: VW - Audi Club Norwegen DVD 2004
The 600 HP APR Stage 3 Audi TTRS - /TUNED
Alabama is the last place you'd expect to find one of the world's largest
tuner companies for German cars, but here, at this facility, APR provides
hardware and software to thousands of Audi and VW customers every month.
Matt helps them with some development testing by providing opinions on
their new Stage 3 package for the Audi TTRS, producing 560 horsepower at the wheels in
a car based on the VW Golf!