Poll: German Manufacturer Preference.

The 2.0TFSI and the Introduction of E85.

The VW made 2.0 turbo, labeled the EA888, has always been a strikingly powerful engine.  Placed in vehicles like the Audi A4, or the VW GTI / GLI, this engine developed more than enough torque for you to enjoy yourself.

The new 2015 Audi’s have a interesting variant of this motor.  Called “Flex Fuel Capible”, this engine is capable of running small amounts of e85 gas due to a new fuel system, new aluminum intake manifold, and a 5th port fuel injection system.

When doing performance tuning with a mixture of pure E85 and 93 octane, the tuner will turn it into high octane race fuel.  With E85 tuning, This new 2.0TFSI will make over 300 wheel horsepower, and around 380 wheel torque, out of a mere 2 liters.  Stunning.

Red Bull to quit F1?

Such unfortunate luck for Redbull. Audi, please save Redbull’s Formula 1.

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Red Bull have announced they may quit Formula One, unless their performance improves  .

The four-time constructors’ champions have said that they either want a new and competitive engine, or they want to partner with Audi.  Red Bull have become increasingly frustrated with their current engine supplier Renault, who have failed to adapt to the new hybrid-engine regulations brought in at the beginning of last season.  Daniel Ricciardo has already used 4 engines this season, the maximum amount of engine changes a driver is allowed in a season.

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko said; “If we don’t have a competitive engine in the near future, then either Audi is coming or we are out.”  The partnership between Red Bull and Renault ends in 2016, whilst Red Bull, like all other F1 teams, has a contract until 2020.

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CBS 60 Minutes and the Audi 5000. Hard to Forgive.

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forgive and Forget?.”

Media control and distortion is ever-present in the United States today.  The spinning of controversial stories in order to fit the media’s agenda have caused more problems than society will care to admit. There are legal ramifications for defamation today, but in this past situation, I guess it was not the case.

If you say, “I’m Audi 5000,” most kids think that you are quickly leaving the room.  When adults hear the term “Audi 5000,” they remember a time in 1986 when Audi almost halted sales in the United States entirely, all due to CBS 60 minutes, and their deceptive “Audi Sudden Acceleration” segment.

Audi released this vehicle in the mid 1980’s in order to compete with the popular BMW E30.  The Audi 5000 was hailed as the perfect balance between a luxury and sports car.  Audi was booming, with a 48 percent sales increase due to the release.  They were on a roll, until CBS brought it crashing down.

Police Reports started coming in stating that people’s feet were slipping off of the brake, pressing the accelerator, and causing accidents.  CBS 60 minutes got wind of these accidents, and spun their “Audi Sudden Acceleration” Segment.  In this newscast, 60 minutes interviewed a woman who had killed her child.  She swore her foot was on the brake, although she had stated otherwise on her police report.  60 Minutes then showed a video of a driver-less Audi 5000 launching forward, all by itself.

Information quickly surfaced that CBS had faked these results, drilling a hole in the Audi’s transmission and remotely pumping in air in order to cause the Audi to accelerate on its own.
It took the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 3 full years to publish a report exonerating Audi of any fault, but at this point Audi was as good as dead.

In 1984 Audi sold 75,000 vehicles.  By 1991, it dropped to 12,000.  In 1993, the Audi brand was set to leave the United States entirely.  Personally, I am quite thankful that they didn’t.

As an Audi enthusiast, it will be hard for me to forgive CBS for what they did.  They knew what they had written was a lie, and published it anyways.  It is clear that The United States does not feel the same way as I do, seeing as how CBS did not even receive a slap on the wrist for their wrong doing.

Vorsteiner E92 M3: Welcome to The Family.

I eat, sleep, and breathe cars, it has always been this way.  Growing up in Atlanta, my friends and I were in the perfect city to encourage our automotive addictions.  We were dreamers, and we still are.  Recently, I am proud to say, that dreams are finally becoming the reality.  Audi’s, VW’s, BMW’s, Mercedes, Infiniti’s, and Honda’s.  We finally have the diverse group of vehicles we dreamed of.  All going different directions with our choices, but bringing us closer together in the process.

With this being said, I would like to congratulate my friend Jordan G, and welcome his new pride and joy to the family.

A Vorsteiner Wide-Body, ESS Supercharged E92 M3.

Welcome Home.

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Vorsteiner Wide-Body Supercharged E92 M3

Audi TT Clubsport Concept: A Driving Force in Technology.

On May 8th, Audi AG announced the arrival of the new TT Clubsport Quattro, boasting incredible horsepower and acceleration figures due to an electronically driven turbocharger.  Much like the 2017 RS5 TDI, the TT Clubsport will be offered with the e-turbo, but this time, it is connected to Audi’s pride and joy, the 2.5 liter 5 cylinder, gas powered TFSI.  The engine now makes a staggering 600 horsepower, and 479 lb-ft of torque.  Combine that with a true Quattro all wheel drive system, and this vehicle accelerates to 60 in 3.6 seconds.  This 3,077 lb Audi TT is officially in SUPER-CAR Territory.