Hi-5s : Audi Ur-quattro & TT RS

Cult Car Central revisits the Audi Ur-quattro
Vital Statistics
Car: Audi Ur-quattro
Owners: 2
Original Registration: May 1985
Mileage: approx. 75,000 km
Revisited: 5th/8th June 2010

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In concept, the S5/RS 5 would probably have been the more appropriate car in terms of size to be driven back to back with the Ur-quattro, but we ultimately decided on the TT RS by virtue of its similarity in terms of engine configuration; both the Ur and the TT RS are animated by pretty charismatic turbocharged 5-cylinders.

Perfect 10s : Audi R8 5.2 FSI & RS 6 Avant

To most people, different form factors offer different levels of appeal. Of course, this seems reasonable enough until you realise these are the same people who would consider a Korean coupe with a middling 2L a 'sportscar', yet turn their noses up at one of Ingolstadt's finest just because it takes the form of a wagon (or Avant, in Audi-speak)... but have we mentioned the twin-turbo'd V10 engine at the heart of the RS 6 Avant yet?

Audi's Renn Sport Special : Audi RS 5 [review]

Motor Prime drives the RS 5 around the Ascari Race Circuit

Kudos to Audi because they have stayed with a normal aspirated high revving V8 whereas BMW has decided on the turbocharging route for their M-cars. While its true that turbocharging is the efficient way to go for lower consumption with higher power but Audi has managed that with the new RS 5 lowering consumption by nearly 20 per cent yet offering 450 bhp which is 30 bhp more than the RS 4.

RS-ing Around : Audi RS 4 Avant

Cult Car Central revisits the Audi RS 4 Avant
Vital Statistics
Car: Audi RS 4 Avant 'Exclusive' edition
Owners: 2
Original Registration: 21st Nov 2006
Mileage: 18,396km
Revisited: 14th May 2010

As a brand, many regard Audi to be the 'thinking man's BMW', but as far as performance vehicles are concerned, BMW's 'M' still ruled the roost as far as enthusiasts were concerned; that is, until the arrival of the RS 4 in 2006, in both sedan, wagon (or Avant, in Audi-speak) and convertible guises.

Audi R8 GT

Now even more powerful, lighter and faster: Audi presents a limited-production version of it R8 high-performance sports car, the R8 GT. The output of its 5.2L V10 has been increased to 412 kW (560 hp); vehicle weight has been reduced by roughly 100kg. The R8 GT accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 320 km/h.

Audi's RS Legacy

The RS models

With their high-performance engines and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the Audi RS models have formed the dynamic spearhead of the Audi model program since 1994. quattro GmbH has been responsible for these vehicles since 2000.

Audi R8 V10 named 2010 World Performance Car

The Audi R8 has been named 2010 World Performance Car at the World Car of the Year Awards ceremony at the New York Auto Show. This is the second time that the R8 has won the World Performance Car award: the V8-powered R8 took this award in 2008.

The World Car Awards jurors observed that: “In the opinion of many on the World Car Awards jury, Audi has at long last satisfied our hunger for a street car that lives up to the excitement of the original Le Mans series-dominating R8 LMP1 race car.”

APS Sportec Fires up the Mighty Audi RS 6

APS of Brackley, UK importer for the Swiss Sportec range of prestigious vehicle enhancements, is delighted to announce the launch of a new performance upgrade program for the 5.0-litre, twin-turbocharged, direct injection, V10 Audi RS 6.

From the factory, the 4F model of the Audi RS 6 produces a mighty 572bhp and 649Nm of torque. Impressive as this may sound, Sportec’s qualified technicians have identified performance enhancement opportunities on the RS6, which has translated into two new upgrade packages now available from APS.

5 for Fighting : Audi TT RS Roadster

When news first broke at the 2009 Geneva Show that the hottest RS version of Audi's iconic TT Coupe and Roadster would be powered by a turbocharged 2.5L in-line 5-cylinder engine, we didn't really give it a second thought. In today's context, as the TT RS Coupe and Roadster start to arrive in Singapore, we find ourselves actually heaving a sigh of relief as we think, "Thank God it isn't another turbo'd 2L!"

Race R8-ed : Audi R8 LMS

With the delivery of the first customer cars, Audi AG’S GT3 customer sport programme has reached the next phase. By mid-April, 20 Audi R8 LMS vehicles will have been handed over to the teams that are planning to run the GT3 race sportscar in various national and international racing series and in the two 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps in the 2010 season.

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