Driven Audi RS3THE RS3 ENGINE COMES alive with throaty growl and brawny crackles. Inline five, 2.5-liter turbocharged engine produces addictive sonorous sounds when I rev it. Its glorious noise reverberates through the underground parking garage. Unique 1-2-4-5-3 cylinder firing order gives RS3 an addictive soundtrack.
FREDERICK COUNTY MARYLAND provided fun for the whole family during Shakes ‘n Brakes II held this past July. Over 20 Potomac Chesapeake Chapter (PCC) Members and new friends joined the ride, coming from as far away as Colorado and North Carolina.
STARTING FOR THE 2016 model year, Audi has done more than a cosmetic refresh on all the C7 chassis cars. Refreshes include new front and rear fascias, single frame grilles, headlights, taillights, and elliptical exhaust pipes.
THEY CAME FROM everywhere, crossing country borders and countless state lines, with the same destination in mind: Colorado Springs. All to attend Camp allroad, the inaugural gathering of people who share a passion for what I believe to be Audi’s most interesting model of the past 15 years.
I WAS GOING TO WRITE about our trip along Historic Route 66, with only passing mention of our 2006 Audi A4 3.2L quattro. Unfortunately, our Audi decided it preferred things the other way around!
YOU ALREADY KNOW that the British drive on the left, right? Maybe you also know the national speed limit is 60 mph except in cities, towns, villages, hamlets, and places with three buildings in a row. Also,many British roads are narrower than the typical American driveway. Those roads are subject to a 60mph limit. This makes driving in Britain exciting.
Twenty-seven eager students and fourteen instructors descended on the Mountain View Grand Hotel in the White Mountains of NH to attend this year’s January Winter Driving School hosted by the North Atlantic Club. Event master, Michelle Gregory, organized this event which started off with a well honed 1 hour classroom training session given by club Vice President Mike Coller.
THE ENGINE ROARED as my father slammed on the accelerator and all 10 cylinders of our R8 Spyder exploded, pushing us further at insane speed. Cars whizzed by as we weaved down a multi-lane highway, giggling with delight. Unlike where we grew up in New York, we were clearly at odds with the cultural norms here, as the Germans around us on the autobahn proceeded in a rigid, predictable order.
AUDI'S FIRST HIGH-PERFORMANCE estate car was the RS 2, its five-cylinder engine boosted to 315 bhp. But then the 80, on which the RS 2 was based, came to the end of its production run. It was some time until a fast version of the A4 was introduced.
YOU’RE ATTACKING THE ROAD. The turbo is singing as you pass through 9,000 feet. 525 curves that include 400 switchbacks are packed into 90 miles of fun. This is not a road for the faint-hearted driver nor passengers with queasy stomachs.