A lot went down in 2013. It was something of a banner year for the automotive business. Products continued to get better, sales steadily improved and alternative propulsion, whether in the form of electricity or diesel gained significant traction. Continue Reading...
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This week AutoGuide‘s most watched videos took a good look at whether or not the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid lives up to the hype. In addition, luxury sports car enthusiasts had their eyes glued to our Porsche Cayman S vs. Audi TT-RS comparison. Lastly, there’s the announcement of the AutoGuide car of the year,… Continue Reading...
Driving is a mundane task for some people, but for others it’s a sport, and there’s no better proving ground than a track. Automakers see that opportunity as well, and love to offer up cars that are designed specifically with track use in mind. Take a look at the latest offering from Subaru and Scion,… Continue Reading...
Automakers often say they go racing in order to improve their production models, and when you have decades of success on the track, chances are your vehicle lineup is all the better for it. Continue Reading...
The Audi TT RS plus made its public debut today at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, giving us our first look at the 360-hp sport coupe. Offered with a 6-speed manual mated to a 2.5-liter TFSI inline four that also makes 343 lb-ft of torque, the TT RS plus takes Audi’s small sports car to… Continue Reading...
Audi has just released information regarding the TT RS Plus, a more powerful, faster and more dynamic TT RS. The TT RS plus will be available in both Coupe and Roadster versions featuring a 2.5L TFSI engine with 360-hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. The German automaker didn’t specify when the vehicle will be released… Continue Reading...
Classic car insurance company Hagerty has just released its annual list of vehicles that it expects will become the collector cars of the future. The list of “affordable” collector cars is capped at $100,000 and comes on the heels of the annual Scottsdale collector car auction week. “After more than twenty years of witnessing car-collecting… Continue Reading...
Just as the end of racing season draws near, Audi announces the TT RS Race Car is available for private sale. Although it shares its name with the production car, the new race car is nothing like it. Rather than fitting it with the Quattro system that put Audi on the map, the TT RS… Continue Reading...
Audi is exploring the possibility of bringing more RS models to the American market, after years of on-and-off importation of select vehicles like the RS4 and RS6. Both the TT-RS and RS5 are slated to be introduced for the 2012 model year, and the vehicles will be priced well above even the most expensive TT… Continue Reading...
The official launch of the eagerly anticipated Audi TT RS took place with the first vehicle was delivered to veteran race car driver Don Istook. Last year, Istook was one of more than 11,500 fans that signed a Facebook petition to introduce the TT RS to the U.S. Istook was also one of the first… Continue Reading...
First came the Audi TT, followed by the TTS a few years later. Now Audi fans in North America will finally be able to park the TT RS in their garage, at least those who have $56,850 (not including destination charges and other fees and taxes) to spend on a new car. This hottest version… Continue Reading...
The eagerly anticipated Audi TT RS is on its way to North America and U.S pricing has finally been announced. When it hits dealers later this year it will be priced from $56,850. This may seem like an extraordinary amount compared to the base model selling for $38,300 but the RS promises enough performance to… Continue Reading...
Audi is still debating on whether or not to give us the Q3 crossover, which they secretly know would sell in droves to the purse-dog-carrying set. And to tantalize us even more, they’ve gone ahead and built some with the 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder that propels the TT-RS and RS3. Like Germany’s answer to the GMC… Continue Reading...
As if news of the impending launch of the Audi TT-RS wasn’t enough, North American consumers will be treated to an extra 20 horsepower, according to Car and Driver magazine. C/D spoke to Audi representatives at the Chicago Auto Show, where they were informed that Audi is pushing for a total output of 360 horsepower… Continue Reading...
Audi unceremoniously gave the awesome TT-RS sports car its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this week and has now provided more details on the version of the car we’ll get. On sale in Europe for over a year, the TT-RS will get a power bump from 340-hp to around 360-hp for the… Continue Reading...
Audi has been busy courting Canadian media outlets with some of their hottest product. Sympatico Autos, a popular portal in the Great White North, was given exclusive drives of the A1 Quattro, RS3 and (earlier in the year) TT-RS. Given the penchant for smaller (and premium) cars north of the 49th parallel, we understand the… Continue Reading...
Just last week we spied a DTM-inspired Audi TT RS Race Car, and now it’s hit the track and looking menacing as ever. Now that we see the TT RS Race Version in its natural environment, we think it’s safe to toss around the idea that Audi Motorsport might be bringing a TT back to… Continue Reading...
Mmmm, a DTM-inspired Audi TT RS! What more could we ask for? The new Audi TT RS is an impressive machine in street trim, so it’s no surprise that it’s becoming a platform of choice for various racers around the world. Set to debut in the VLN Endurance Series over in Europe this TT-RS Endurance… Continue Reading...
Is the Audi TT-RS’s 360-hp and 174 mph top speed not enough for you? German powerhouse tuner MTM decided it clearly wasn’t enough for them and their customers. The result is a 472-hp turbocharged 5-cylinder bullet that’s already hit 194 mph out at Italy’s Nardo test track. And just to show their tuning prowess and… Continue Reading...
Launched exclusively with a manual transmission only, the Audi TT-RS was immediately branded as a true enthusiasts car. Audi has, however, conceded to the masses, with the announcement that an automatic transmission will also be made available. But this is no slushbox, with seven forward gears and Audi’s amazing dual-clutch technology. In fact, the TT-RS… Continue Reading...
Audi’s craziest TT, the TT-RS will officially make it to the United States after an online campaign by Audi convinced the automaker to bring the 360-horsepower sports coupe to America. Audi executives were initially skeptical of the sales potential of the TT-RS, but planned a limited run of just 250 cars for the Canadian market,… Continue Reading...
Even though we don’t understand a single word of this video, we didn’t have to in order to enjoy every minute of it. GRiP Magazine out in Germany made some solid arrangements to bring on an AC Schnitzer 123d that was built as a police car (apparently in collaboration with the police to promote responsible… Continue Reading...
ABT Sportsline has been tinkering around with Audi‘s newest TT-RS for a while now, debuting a power package back in September 2009 that helped put down 420-hp from the roadster. An 80-hp increase from the factory 340-hp, most would think that would be enough to keep everyone happy. But ABT Sportsline wouldn’t be ABT Sportsline… Continue Reading...
When Audi first debuted the TT RS at the Geneva Auto Show, we lamented the fact that it wasn’t destined for our shores. That however may change, and Audi is letting consumers decide with an online petition. Posted on the automaker’s Facebook page, Audi wants you to tell them if we should get the TT… Continue Reading...