Tag "Audi"

Audi RS6 Avant Performance

WHEN RICKY Martin tangoed out of the closet not many were surprised by the announcement. And we’ve had the same reaction to Audi’s new name for the RS6 Avant… Performance. Because as far as obvious statements go, 445kW/750Nm hidden under

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Audi S1 long-term update 5

It’s taken a little longer than ideal, but finally the Audi S1 has had some track time. Audi’s mini hot hatch mightn’t be an obvious track day choice, but it’s potent enough to need a circuit to unleash its full

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Audi's electric compressor: Geek Speak

Today, turbo lag isn’t the blight on power delivery that it was during the infancy of the technology in cars in the 1970s and ’80s. But as long as a centrifugal air compressor is driven by exhaust gases, there will

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Audi S1 long-term update 4

Kkrrcchhh. It’s one of the most shameful noises you can hear in a car, that of alloy wheel scraping against kerb. It’s evidence you’re unfit to hold a licence, that you have failed to master one of driving’s most basic

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2016 Audi S4

What’s this, then? Audi’s latest S4. It’s the sixth generation of the badge and arrives all-new. What’s so new about it? Audi’s dropped in the four-door sedan a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6, replacing the old supercharged 3.0-litre MOTOR loved so much. On paper

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2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus

The weather’s fine in the NSW Snowy Mountains for the moment but, in the tradition of Alpine regions everywhere, just give it a minute and it could turn cold, sleeting and icy. In other words, it’s a great place to

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Audi S1 vs MINI Cooper JCW

We’ve all tried limiting ourselves to ‘just one’ at some point. But whether it’s hot chips, surfing a wave, or an episode of True Detective, indulgence, the moreish bastard, usually wins out. We gorge, splurge, upgrade. Cars offer no exception

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Audi S5 revealed

Audi’s second-generation S5 coupe is leaner and fitter than ever before, with performance to near-match the previous V8-engined RS5 coupe. At first glance the new S5 coupe – as with many Audi models – looks similar to the old one,

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How to build an Audi R8

In the quest for lighter, faster and more powerful supercars, it’s not uncommon for manufacturers to go all-out on new engines, new materials and new technologies. For their new supercar, however, the top brass at Audi decided that none of

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Audi S1 long-term update 3

The hot hatch genre started with the very simple concept of putting a big engine in a small car to make it go really fast. Okay, so back in the late 1970s a fuel-injected 1.8 qualified as ‘a big engine’

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