Test Drive: Audi RS Q8

Channeling the '80s Quattro in a car made for the next decade

The arid and alien terrain on the island of Tenerife makes a perfect backdrop for the similarly unique Audi RS Q8 during our test drive. The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, its volcanic genesis is ever-apparent given the snow-capped peak of Mount Teide is visible throughout much of its eponymous national park. Driving the exceptionally twisty roads, the metaphor of an erupting volcano isn’t lost …

Audi’s 2020 RS 6 Avant Was 20+ Years in The Making

The carmaker's hero wagon makes its welcomed return and US debut

A lot has changed at Audi over 25 years. Back in the early ’90s, it was a brand struggling to mend its image while creating a new and more memorable one. With their successes in rally nearly a decade behind them, there wasn’t an impressive car to make a firm declaration of what Audi was about. But that changed in 1994 with the arrival of …

Test Drive: 2019 Audi TT 20th Anniversary

The iconic auto's latest chapter is a bonafide driver’s car

In the ’80s and ’90s, Audi built a heroic reputation in the motorsports world but somehow that daring ethos wasn’t translating to its line-up of cars. The directive became clear: to produce a sports car worthy of unpacking that emotion and racing excitement and translating it into an accessible and alluring sports car. What began as a vision in 1994 at the Volkswagen Group’s California Design …