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    1. PhotoGraphic: Audi Sport quattro S1 Rally Car Hits the Ice



      Depending on where you live, this winter may be either the coldest in memory (Tunisia) or a bit of a letdown (New York). Whatever your impression of the winter where you are, be glad there's been few degrees and plenty of snow in Sweden. It is just these conditions that allowed for this recent photo shoot from Audi whereby rally driver Stig Blomqvist took the wheel ...
    2. Forza 4 Adds Audi R18 TDI and S1 Group B Rally Car with February Download Pack



      Fire up the Xbox. If you're anything like us you've been saving up your Forza 4 gaming credits for this day. Details for the February Download Pack have just been posted by Forza on Facebook. Here's the Rundown.

      Available for purchase on Tuesday, February 6 via Xbox LIVE, the February American Le Mans Series Pack is a racers dream, featuring some of the hottest cars Forza 4 has ever featured in a DLC pack.
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    3. Video: ProSpeed's S1 Replica Makes Friends at Hillclimb Demo



      In case you're not familiar with ProSpeed, they're a Bulgarian firm that clearly has proficiency with the creation of S1 replicas. From the looks of the video below, they also know a thing or two about using them to rapidly ascend a hill. Enjoy the sights and sounds below or check out their website at http://www.prospeed.bg/en . Thanks Anani for the tip.

    4. On Location: Abt Sportsline Headquarters & Race Shop in Kempten Germany



      When it comes to the Audi world, Abt Sportsline needs no introduction. Best known as one of the longest-running Audi tuners going, Abt also represents Audi's lead factory teams in the DTM and also counts itself as an Audi dealer. Headquartered in Kempten, Germany, Abt is a day jaunt from other Southern Germany Audi destinations such as Ingolstadt and ...
    5. Audi S1 Style on Latest T-Shirt from Slick Attire



      Check out the latest T-shirt design from one of our favorite T-shirt vendors in the UK. Entitled Quattrific, the new design is geared towards the hordes of fans who love Audi's rallying era with a clean artistic design depicting the S1 rally car. Check it out after the jump.

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    6. #4FACT Just 2 Black Audi Sport quattros Were Built, One for Walter Rohrl and One for Ferdinand Piech



      #4FACT
      Just two black Audi Sport quattros were built, one for Walter Rohrl and one for Ferdinand Piech.

      Context
      Researching for our TT RS and Sport quattro comparison article published today , we learned this interesting fact.

      What is a #4FACT?
      When we review our note pads following press events, ...
    7. #4FACT Audi Sport quattro 4-Piston AP Racing Brakes Were Also Used on the Porsche 917



      #4FACT
      Audi Sport quattro 4-Piston AP Racing Brakes Were Also Used on the Porsche 917

      Context
      Researching for our TT RS and Sport quattro comparison article published today , we learned this interesting fact.

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    8. Audi Group S Prototype: The Little-Known Mid-Engine Audi Rally Car with Cloak & Dagger History



      If you've been through Audi's Museum Mobile then maybe you've spotted the above car rather anonymously sitting on the rotating paternoster of concept cars and prototypes. I've spotted it any number of times and my general understanding was that it was a mid-engine replacement for Audi's rallying Sport quattros. And while this is true, that only begins to tell the car's story.

      Known simply as the Group S ...
    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. Audi quattro Concept Caught in the Wild in Malibu



      An eagle-eyed Jalopnik reader caught a camera crew with the Audi quattro Concept earlier today in Malibu near the Pacific Coast Highway. Running non-concept RS 5 wheels, the car was on public roads and refuelling at a gas station, accompanied by several people and a camera crew toting Q5.

      The quattro concept was on display last week during press days at the L.A. Auto Show though one ...
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