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Audi and Lamborghini are two distinct branches of the Volkswagen family tree, but they bear some similar fruit in the form of a shared V-10 engine. The V-10 in question derives from the Lamborghini...
Although Audi’s flagship sedan has experienced remarkable success in Europe, its stateside sales tally has not kept pace. But Audi hopes to change all of that with the all-new 2011 Audi A8. The all-...
The S5’s seductive lines look even better in convertible form—with its roof stowed away, there’s nothing between the windshield and tail to disturb those flowing lines. Sleek and understated, the $60...
If sales numbers are anything to go by, it is impossible to ignore the popularity of the compact SUV. In fact, nearly every carmaker in the world has something to offer in this growing vehicle...
It may be related to the Volkswagen Touareg, but Audi’s stylish Q7 takes a decidedly more urbane, on-road approach to the premium sport-utility-vehicle role. Particularly in its top-of-the-line 4.2...
It is nearly impossible to find fault with the Audi R8. In fact, it outranked Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin at Robb Report’s 2008 Car of the Year event, earning first-place honors. And while the...
Powered by a Lamborghini-sourced V-10 engine, the Audi R8 V10 is what the original R8 should’ve been from the start. And while the original R8 featured sufficient power for a V-8 sports car—414...
The handsome 2010 S4 sports sedan accomplishes a neat trick: It is notably bigger and quicker than its predecessor but weighs less and consumes less fuel. Whereas the outgoing S4 packed Audi’s...
Meriting special mention is the forthcoming Q7 3.0 TDI, which has evaded U.S. showrooms since its launch last year. Its 3-liter turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine produces 221 horsepower and...
While Audi’s marketing dollars are going to their TDI clean-diesel campaign, the German brand’s research and development dollars are going into their first all-electric vehicle: the Audi e-tron. The...
A Thorough Thoroughbred The 2009 Audi R8 was named Robb Report ’s Car of the Year for 2008, outgunning all of the heavy artillery that Italy, England, and Germany could muster. But the 2010 Audi R8...
Audi’s flagship 2011 A8 ( www.audiusa.com ) will employ the latest in mobile and wireless technology, facilitated by the innovative Nvidia Tegra computing chip. This ultra-low-power mobile web...
If sales numbers are anything to go by, it is impossible to ignore the popularity of the compact SUV. In fact, nearly every carmaker in the world has something to offer in this growing vehicle...
The Jim Russell Racing Drivers School has partnered with Audi to create the Audi Sportscar Experience , a hands-on driving event designed for performance-car enthusiasts that allows drivers to try...
The original Audi R8 may be a great car—even fine enough to earn top honors at Robb Report ’s 2008 Car of the Year fete—but with just eight cylinders and only 420 hp, it is no supercar. However, the...
In recent years, no marque has won more Le Mans–series endurance races than Audi. The company also has successfully translated those weekend wins into sales with a production version of its Le Mans...
When Sean Connery tore up a few European switchbacks in a DB5 in 1964’s Goldfinger , the Aston Martin brand became synonymous with style. This is as true today as it was four decades ago, now that...
By a Nose. Not since the 2000 presidential election had a vote been this close. Our weeklong Car of the Year extravaganza concluded without a clear winner; after two straw polls, the sports cars from...
First came the Maybach 62, introduced four years ago as an 18-footer for elderly businessmen and their chauffeurs. Next was the smaller Maybach 57, designed more for those who prefer to do their own...
The Audi R8 ( www.audi.com ) may lack a long history, but it already has experienced plenty of racing success: The prototype that dominated sports car competitions for the past seven years went by...
The thin, dry desert air over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway often resounds with the noise of F-22 Raptors and B-2 Spirits running war games out of nearby Nellis Air Force Base. However, on a recent...
Audi’s new version of the S8 exceeded the expectations of many participants in this year’s event. They were surprised that this S8 was even better than its predecessor, and that it possessed more...
With the advent of the R10, the turbo-diesel-powered prototype that is dominating the international Le Mans circuits, Audi’s R8 racecar recently went the way of the dodo. But a sports car of the same...
There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, about a man who picked up his new Audi A8 in Los Angeles, drove it across the country at enormous speeds to Miami Beach, and then proudly parked outside Joe’s...
Audi’s A8 L W12 was the tuxedo in our wardrobe of beautifully tailored driving machines. It carried itself with Department of State formality on a wheelbase of near-limousine dimensions. The deep,...
Another monster has come to life in the quiet German town of Ingolstadt, but unlike Mary Shelley’s creature, this one, Audi’s 2007 RS4, is ferocious by design. However, the RS4, which will have a...
Maserati Quattroporte The four-door cruiser represents the final phase of Maserati’s return to dominance. First into the fray was the 2002 Maserati Spyder, a cute little guy that drove and rode well...
Though they will have to wait until the end of this year or the beginning of 2005, fans of Audi ( www.audiusa.com ) can expect a 12-cylinder version of the flagship A8L sedan in the United States...
In our field of finalists, which includes ocean liners masquerading as automobiles, vehicles sporting shades of yellow that beg for the attention of speed-monitoring law officers, and machines...
At first glance, the restrained styling of the Audi RS6’s exterior—along with the interior’s gray poplar woods, matte aluminum accents, and leather seating—speaks of grace and elegance. The second...

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