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    Audis involved in racing and competition.

    1. Attention Audi Fans Near NYC: We've Got Passes for an Exclusive Audi Forum NY Event This Weekend



      Just an FYI to our most ardent readers and Audi fans, Audi will he holding an exclusive invitation only event this weekend at the Audi Forum New York at Park and 47th in Manhattan. We've got a number of invitations blocked for Fourtitude with the intention to share with our readers.

      What's the event? We have it on good word that this will mark a premier of the new 'Truth ...
    2. Audi R18 ultra Completes Monza Test + Photos & Video



      Audi Sport just finished a test at Monza and we're finding photos and video popping up online depicting the event. First up (as seen above) are photos from the Balang Project blog.

      The blog has a whole collection of shots in addition to the one above and in them you can clearly see some changes in the car's design. First and foremost is the side window design and maybe even driver position ...
    3. Toyota Pulls out of WEC Spa-Francorchamps Round Following Accident in Testing



      In a surprise move, Toyota has withdrawn from the WEC round at Spa-Francorchamps scheduled for May 5. Sources at Toyota revealed that one of the Toyota prototypes with Nicolas Lapierre at the wheel experienced an accident that required the team writing off that particular tub. As a result, the team won't be ready to go by Spa.

      For Audi this means ...
    4. Corrado RS, Chapter 4 - The Interior

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:23 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      I am no doubt a product of my generation, the generation exposed to such ridiculous technological progress, we easily forget what we saw yesterday. I am 29, and when I was 14, the Intel Pentium Processor was blazing fast. We had just discovered 56k modem connections, and AOL turned the annoying dial-tone into something we looked forward to, so long as it was accompanied by the BONG! of a successful connection. The first “modern” desktop PC my family had featured a crankin' 486DX processor pushing ...
    5. Corrado RS, Side Bar: An Ode To Quality

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:21 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      The hardest part of any project car is parts selection – quality parts are hard to come by. When I first started out with my Corrado, back in 2002, I relied heavily on the existing knowledge of Volkswagen veterans, scouring online forums and reading old magazines separating quality from crap. I began to process Physics 101, (despite not passing in three through College) reading The Way Things Work for the first time since I was five, and amassing some 10,000 posts on one of the largest automotive ...
    6. Corrado RS, Chapter 3 - Suspension Part 2

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:19 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      The everyday driving aspects for the RS will not change much, though I might not cover as many miles. The major change will be more competitive driving – SCCA autocross, High Performance Driving Events, random track days, and, with some hope, Time Attack. If Sport Compact Car was still in print, I'd throw Corrado RS into the ring for The Ultimate Street Car Challenge. The goal is to drive to the events, swap brake pads, compete, and drive home. There will also be the odd Volkswagen show or automotive ...
    7. Corrado RS, Chapter 3 - Suspension, Part 1

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:17 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      Chassis and suspension tuning are subjectively objective. Every production vehicle is tuned with a goal in mind, be it highway cruising, back-road bombing, or city russian roulette. Some manufacturers try to blur the lines in one direction or another, but the generalization is hard to skirt: Aim for sublime handling on the back roads and the car might bounce around a bit too much on the highway or knock your teeth out in the city. High-end cars have managed to deal with this accepted norm very well ...
    8. Corrado RS, Chapter 2 - The Heart

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:15 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      As with any great car, the engine is of the utmost importance. Sure, the suspension can be godlike and the car can handle phenomenally, but at the end of the day a capable chassis needs an equally capable engine. In its heyday, the 12v VR6 engine received multiple awards from the automotive press based on its compact packaging – with its staggered piston placement, the engine allowed for V6 performance within the footprint of a common 4 cylinder. From a VW enthusiast's perspective, before the advent ...
    9. Sebring 2012: Gargantuan Race Gallery Uploaded



      How's that for menacing? Allan McNish at the wheel of @AudiR18_2. We believe the car looks meanest when viewed from the height of a Sebring gator, traveling at a rapid pace and with heat swirls flying off its jet wash. Had competitors seen that in their rearviews they likely got the heck out of the way, solidifying McNish's, Kristensen's and Capello's ...
    10. Sebring 2012: Three Audi R8 LMP1s and A Pinto. Yup, It's Vintage Racing Sebring Style



      Somewhere on the way to the track, past the guy with the pot leaf camo Ramcharger and the fried bubble gum vendor (no really) you might just catch a heat of some vintage racing. This is Sebring after all, where world class (Audi R8 LMP1 x 3) meets low class (Ford Pinto... no offense to the owner, it's kind of cool). We've got shots of the Audis ...
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