Can a Tesla Model S Plaid take on a 1,400hp twin-turbocharged Audi R8 in a drag racing showdown? The former does have a tri-motor (one front + two rear) setup making 1,020 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque, so it’s definitely no slouch, even though the Audi R8 V10 does cost around $40,000 USD more from the factory.
Sleek, stylish and functional, the Audi Activesphere Concept EV is a shapeshifting vehicle that can turn into a pickup truck at the push of a button. Power comes from dual electric motors generating a combined 436 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. It has a range of over 600 kilometers (373 miles) on a full charge, and extremely fast charging times thanks to 800-volt technology.
Ken Block’s monstrous electric Audi S1 Hoonitron turns the Las Vegas Strip into a race track for his Electrikhana short film. This one-off carbon fiber Audi is powered by two electric motors that generate 4,424 lb-ft of torque combined, perfect for power sliding around the Egyptian obelisk as well as the sphynx in front of the Luxor.
The 2023 BMW M5 Competition may look like a family sedan on the outside, but it packs a twin-turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine making 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, complete with launch control. However, most would not compare it to an Audi R8 V10 generating 570 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. That is exactly what Car Wow did for their latest drag racing showdown.
Limited to just 23-units worldwide and priced at $165,400 USD, the 2022 Audi RS7 Exclusive Edition lives up to its name. Power comes from an Audi 4.0L TFSI bi-turbo V8 engine producing 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that enables it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, while topping out an electronically limited 190 mph.
Audi is set to become the world’s first automobile manufacturer to bring virtual-reality entertainment into series production. Launching this summer, back seat passengers can put on special Holoride VR glasses and immerse themselves in various media formats including games, films and interactive content. What sets this apart from other VR experiences is that Holride virtual content adapts to the driving movements of the car in real time.
There are plenty of electric sedans, SUVs and even sports cars, but here’s what could be the first station wagon. Meet the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept. It’s powered by dual electric motors that generate 470 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque fed by a 100 kWh battery good for 300+ miles of range on a single charge, or 186-miles in just 10-minutes using just 270 kW charging. What really stands out are its Digital Matrix LED front headlights, along with the three small, high-resolution LED projectors built into each side of the body.
Sure, the Tesla supercharger experience is convenient for owners of the Model S / 3 / X / Y, but what if you wanted a luxurious place to lounge instead of just hanging around a random strip mall or supermarket? The Audi Charging Hub hopes to offer just that experience, with the first one located in Nuremberg, Germany.
Ken Block’s all-electric Audi S1 Hoonitron was built exclusively for Elektrikhana, which is sure to be a stunt-filled video. Technical details are sparse, but we do know that it’s powered by two electric motors and has an all-wheel drive configuration. All of this power is packaged into a carbon fiber chassis, while keeping the full safety standards as prescribed by motorsport’s top governing body, the FIA.
The Audi Grandsphere Concept was unveiled today at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) 2021 show in Frankfurt, and it’s touted as a “private jet for the road”. This all-electric 2+2 sedan features Level 4 autonomy, which means that it’s capable of driving fully autonomously, without any human input since it’s programmed to stop itself in the event of system failure.