I did car things today! (Audi For Life bait)

My local Audi club had a cruise on Angeles Crest Highway, one of my favorite roads. It's a beautiful 2-lane highway that runs along the top of Angeles National Forest, the mountain range northeast of LA. Heights reach 7500 feet! The weather was perfect and so we got about 25 cars. By comparison, a month ago when we… » 8/17/14 7:38pm Sunday 7:38pm

4-Door Coupes: Mockery of branding or Triumph of Design?

Today I'm going to talk about the oxymoronic existence of four-door coupes. Or 'Gran Coupes.' Or 'Executive Über Coupes' as I'm sure the psycho engineers at Quattro GMBH say (I really hope they say this). In as few words as possible (only kidding, this one should run long), I'm going to try to narrow down the origin… » 8/12/14 2:40pm 8/12/14 2:40pm

NPoCP?- 2001 Audi S8

Looking through the S8 listings provided in the Ebay Challenge from today, I was rather dismayed to find this, a 2001 Audi S8 for $8000. Now of course, you might be thinking, "Aha, but it probably has a million and one miles, and therefor will never run again!" Nope. 68k miles. On the downside, it is an automatic, and… » 8/11/14 11:13am 8/11/14 11:13am

The Audi R8 is Going Diesel!

With Audi being owned by VW and VW owning so much great diesel technology, why not push a little of it into an R8? Well, the folks over at Audi have decided it is time for that to happen. The 2016 model year will feature a diesel variant of the R8. No one is certain yet what engine will be used, but it is currently… » 7/29/14 10:01am 7/29/14 10:01am