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    1. Find of the Day: 1979 Iltis Type 183 "Ur-ur quattro" on Phoenix, AZ Craigslist



      Given we were so captivated by Audi Tradition's Volkswagen Iltis we tested recently in Mont Tremblant , we ran a quick search for examples of the Jeep currently for sale. Result: We found just one after a quick search of the usual places. Like we said... rare, but not impossible to find.

      This standard issue army green example has been listed on the Phoenix area Craigslist. It's a '79 ...
    2. Audi's Wolfgang Egger Talks quattro Concept, A1, S1, A2 and Possible X6 Competitor in Sicily



      Inside Line's European editor Alistair Weaver attended the first British wave of the Audi A6 launch event in Italy recently and, while there, had a chance to sit down with Audi Group design chief Wolfgang Egger. The conversation touched on several future product topics. Here's a quick rundown.

      A1/S1/A2
      The next-generation A2 that has ...
    3. Find of the Day: Viper Green Audi RS 4 Sedan in USA



      Looking for an Audi RS 4 to match your Viper Green Porsche 911 GT3 RS? Look no further. Derik Oakley from the Seattle area has posted for sale his 8800 mile 2008 RS 4 Sedan painted in Porsche's Viper Green by Audi Exclusive. Here's the text from the listing.

      International relocation to Germany forces sale. Only B7 RS4 Viper Green (Porsche GT3RS) exclusive factory paint in
      ...
    4. New York Owner of Ice-Encased Audi A3 Tells His Tale



      Remember ice-encased Audi A3 making like Han Solo Empire Strikes Back Edition while its owner watched the NY Jets lose the playoffs? Seems the story of Peter Helfer, or rather his unfortunate Audi, made the rounds of the news cycle world wide back in January.... from the NBC nightly news to every car blog this side of Siberia.

      At the time Manhattan native Peter Helfer stayed ...
    5. Happy Valentine's Day from Fourtitude



      Consider this a reminder to pick up some flowers for that special someone on the way home or, if you have the means, a bright red R8 Spyder. Either way, those of us here at Fourtitude would like to wish you and yours a happy Valentine's Day.
    6. Choice Gear: Custom TAG Heuer Monaco LS by Bamford



      Fixated on Audis of the Titanium Package variety? Looking for the perfect accent? We may have found the perfect answer. Bamford, the company we featured a while back offering custom TAG Heuer Monacos, has announced they'll now be adding their own touch to the new TAG Heuer Monaco LS. For no doubt a healthy premium, Bamford wraps the LS' body and chain wristband in a military grade PVD coating for that murdered out look. Check ...
    7. Audi Driver: Paparazzi Shots Show Jessica Biel Rocks the A4 Avant



      Okay, I'll admit, while we enjoy noting the cool celebs that drive Audis we tend to shy away from posting the more stalkarazzi shots of people filling their car with gas and the like. Acknowledging that, we'd like to apologize to Jessica Biel for posting this shot and a link to another over at Celebrity Cars Blog. You should be able to collect the parking ticket off of your A4 in peace ...
    8. Spoiler Alert: 2011 Audi Q7 3.0T Beats Acura MDX, BMW X5, Land Rover LR4 and Lexus GX460 in Car & Driver Comparison

    9. Via Fourtitude: March 2011 Car & Driver Magazine Issue One Worth Picking Up + Online Content



      When we were on location in California to drive the Audi quattro Concept last month, we'd heard the iconic Sport quattro they'd had on hand wasn't running quite right. Only a few journalists had a chance to compare ...
    10. First Pics: Audi TT RS Coupe at 2011 Chicago Auto Show



      We've got our first few iPhone photos from the Chicago Auto Show where Audi of America is debuting the Audi TT RS for the North American market. The US-spec TT RS is expected to arrive around the turn of the model year in an August-September timeframe.

      From the looks of it this is still a German-spec TT RS. Nowadays outward production differences are harder to spot but US cars still usally feature amber reflectors ...