Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    View RSS Feed

    Recent Blogs Posts

    1. Could Mid-Engine Audi R5 Be on Again? Kacher Deep Dive on VAG Platform Sets Suggests It Is.



      On again. Off again. On again. Off again. When last we heard intel on the much-rumored and much-lusted-for mid-engine Audi R5 (rendered above and proposed baby brother to the R8), the project was dead... done... kaput. Now the often extremely well connected Georg Kacher has published his latest Deep Dive column in Automobile Magazine and the piece says otherwise. ...
    2. Another Kacher Report on Audi & Ducati Deal



      We covered the potential purchase of Ducati by Audi story when it first broke over on CAR Magazine's website. The author was Georg Kacher, a usually reliable source who also contributes to the American buff Automobile Magazine. Kacher has since published another piece over on Automobile with some further details of the situation so we're ...
    3. Audi Mulling A4 SuperAvant as MPV Alternative



      Automobile Magazine has published a report today from European contributor Georg Kacher - a journalist with contacts on the board level at Audi who is often privy to Audi plans early in gestation. When we catch a far-out rumor from Kacher, we often read it with interest since it speaks to the thought patterns of the Audi board though doesn't always ...
    4. Breaking: Audi Enters Exclusive Deal with Ducati to Buy Italian Motorcycle Manufacturer



      Out of nowhere CAR Magazine today has broken a story this morning that Audi entered an exclusive deal to buy motorcycle manufacturer Ducati. After re-checking our calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1, we took a closer look at the story. Penned by Georg Kacher, we don't question its accuracy in any way and as such it's worth considering the details. ...
    5. CAR Magazine Publishes Next-Generation Audi R8 Intel Report by Georg Kacher



      At Fourtitude we like to think we're well-connected to the inside line in Ingolstadt, even ahead of the curve. Then there are guys like Georg Kacher, someone we hold in the highest regard for his own nearly unmatched insight into product development at Audi. Kacher's published a new piece just this morning over at CAR and it highlights what he currently knows ...
    6. Intel: Audi To Build Production Version of Urban Concept



      Performance nutters may grouse but car manufacturers can't really deny the high-efficiency end of the automotive market. For September's Frankfurt Motor Show, each of the German heavy hitters pulled out a lightweight and super efficient concept and in Audi's case it was both coupe and spyder version of the Audi Urban Concept. That Audi wasn't the only Volkswagen ...
    7. Porsche Plans Audi Q5-derived Cajun. Intel Examined.



      It's no secret that Porsche is working on a baby Cayenne known internally as Cajun and set to be based on the same MLB matrix used for the Audi Q5 and said to share a fair amount with the four-ringer crossover. No surprise then that the Cajun test mule shown above and running laps at Nurburgring simply wears Q5 bodywork. Of course, there will be differences when Cajun goes to market ...
    8. Audi R5 and Next-generation R8 Intel Update Via CAR Magazine Porsche Story



      CAR Magazine has published a series of intel stories about upcoming Porsche product and since it's from correspondent Georg Kacher, we listened closely. Kacher's sources tend to be board level so they're more than simple rumor and though this series was about Porsche, the Stuttgart brand's injection into the Volkswagen Group means that much of the intel carries ...
    9. Georg Kacher Test Drives the Audi urban concept




      Journalist Georg Kacher is on our short list of revered journalists with an insiderís view of the Audi brand and stories like his recent test drive of an Audi urban concept prototype ahead of the Frankfurt IAA prove just why this is so. Kacherís story, which runs this week on Automobile Magazineís website, details some of the story and intel behind the car, as well as his own personal ...
    10. More Audi Q6, Q4 and Q1 Intel, Plus New Renders



      CAR Magazine has published a report from Georg Kacher about Audi's plans for Q-model expansion, focusing in particular on the ideas of Q6, Q4 and Q1 and pairing the piece with two proposed Q4 renders by Schulte Design that are based on photographs unlike the drawing-based render by Fourtitude's staff seen above.

      A lot of the intel here is similar to what was published ...
    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast