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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    If you’ve been following Hoonigan’s Hoonicorn vs the World Series, based on the viewership figures many of you have, you’ll know that Ken Block’s 1,400 hp “Mustang” is an extremely fast car. But it’s finally met a worthy opponent in the form of the world’s fastest RS3. The Hoonicorn has so far...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    It is an unfortunate and uncomfortable fact that the E63 AMG Wagon is faster than the RS6 Avant in a straight line. It costs more and it makes more power, so it’s hardly surprising but there is a way to tilt the odds in your favor. Throttle House has taken the two cars to the drag strip and in...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Mazda has taken a bit of a step back from performance with its latest generation of 3. But with the arrival of the Mazda3 Turbo, power figures started to be shared that made it look a bit more like a hot hatch. Its 2.5-liter, 16-valve, turbocharged inline 4 makes 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque...
  4. The Audi Lounge
    There’s a popular refrain among the young that when they turn 80, they’ll live without fear and try all the things they were afraid might ruin their lives like hard drugs. Naturally, this is all a bit optimistic, but at least one UK-based nearly-octogenarian is living that dream. Arthur, a...
  5. The Lamborghini Lounge
    It may not seem like a very interesting test, but keep in mind that when CarWow raced the Aventador SV against the Huracan Performante, the smaller V10 car won. So, even though it’s the baby in the lineup, it’s exceedingly fast. However, despite doing everything in its power to keep up, the...
  6. The Audi Lounge
    We all know at this point that the RS6 is a mighty beast of a car. But the S6 is no slouch. So how much more are you getting for your money? Quite a bit, actually. In this “dragparison,” a term that I refuse to ever use again, from Australia’s CarExpert, the RS6 Avant goes up against the S6...
  7. The Audi Lounge
    It’s the battle of the V10s, with an Audi R8 taking on the fearsome Lexus LFA. Although the R8 is a monster, the LFA has been called one of the best cars ever by no less an authority than Jeremy Clarkson. The race is a good one, the LFA's 4.8-liter V10 makes 560 hp and 355 lb-ft of torque. At...
  8. The Audi Lounge
    The question is more interesting than you’d think. That’s largely down to these car’s similarity in the quarter-mile but also to the vast gulf in pricing. Making 750 hp and 508 lb-ft of torque, the Aventador has the measure of the tuned RS7 when it comes to power (700 hp) but not torque. Thanks...
  9. The Audi Lounge
    Yes. As it turns out, if you tune a TT RS (via Abt and then MRC) to make 610 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, a little over 160 more than the R8 V10 Plus, it can keep up with an R8. This isn’t exactly a straight-up fight, since the drag strip is sopping wet and the R8 is also modified, but...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Why would you race an RS4 Avant against an RS7? Well, first of all if you had them both and access to an airstrip, wouldn’t you? Secondly, you might discover something interesting, like the RS4 can beat the RS7 under the right circumstances. In three standing quarter-mile drag races, the RS4...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi Sport puts a lot of work into making sure that its cars can compete against the competition. But what happens when they compete against each other? CarWow sought to find out, pitting an RS3 against an RS5 against an S4 Avant against a B7 RS4. And the results are surprisingly close...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    We are all well aware that the Audi RS3 is, in essence, a Golf R turned up to 11. But it is turned up to 11 by a group of engineers who have access to every possible bit of information about the car, the chassis, the engineers who designed the Golf, and what they had for breakfast. So can a...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    After years and years and years the new Supra was finally unveiled last winter. And with a BMW-supplied straight-six making 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque, it’s safe to say that it looks like a blast. But it only powers the rear wheels, which means it’s at a disadvantage when it comes to...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Forget the three-liter Lupo, this little Volkswagen is a four-liter version. Except where the first one was a nod to fuel economy, this one is for the pair of 2.0L turbo fours under the front and rear of the tiny car. 1,200 hp, says the description of the video. So what do you drag race this...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Well, the guys at TFL have done it! They’ve found a car that’s slower than a Beetle. It’s an impressive feat. To be fair, the Suzuki Samurai isn’t much slower than the Beetle, but its 1.3-liter engine struggles at altitude to utilize all of the 60 hp it made when new. We’d say the shape also...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Over the last 25-ish years, Audi has been refining the model of the Uber-wagon. Starting with the RS2, Audi’s first RS, and rolling right along to the latest RS4, the brand has been working hard on muscle cars that also work as family cars. So which generation is the best? Well, if you ask...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    What happens when an Up! GTI, a Polo GTI, a Golf GTI, and a Golf GTI Clubsport S go head to head? This may seem like a foregone conclusion.  The biggest one, making the most horsepower--the Clubsport S--should always win. But if you have a DSG going up against someone with bad reaction times in...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi tuner APR has been pushing the Audi 2.5L five-cylinder to higher and higher power levels. Now they've gotten an RS3 to break into the nine-second window in the quarter mile. It wasn't just a single go for broke pass, either. The customer car ran eight nine-second passes at the Montgomery...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    This might be the fastest Audi S2 you'll ever see. It's very loud, and it's very fast. And by the look of it, it's very hard to drive. Plus it runs 197 mph in the standing kilometer. The S2 was based on the Audi Coupe and showed up in 1990. It came with a 2.2L turbo-five that made 217 hp. But...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    The VR6-Powered Audi B5 S4 has been USP Motorports' ace in the hole for quite some time. The pure amount of passion and dedication that has been channeled through this car is unfathomable. Fitted with a brand-new Precision 7685 Generation 2, the ole' B5 is looking to break some hearts yet again...
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