This year’s H2O International 2013 was the year of the Audi B5 S4 and VW MKIV GTI. I swear I saw more examples of these two vehicles than in all the years previous. Maybe it’s because I yearn to one day add a VW MKIV R32 to the stable right after finishing up the recently acquired Rezmoto B5 S4. Or maybe it’s because there were actually a lot of B5’s and MKIV GTI’s..
(Photo Credits: Ruckus)
This years event was held at Fort Whaley campground about 20 minutes out from Ocean City. It could not have been located at a better venue. Hopefully this will be the new home for H2O from here on 0ut. Extremely organized, easy to get too (the line getting in was a breeze), and plenty of parking. Not to mention a plethora of awesome spots to park your ride for some very nice photo spots.
“Audi B5 S4 shaved bay. Thought I would never ever see something like this. I can’t even fathom the hours that went into this build. Just WOW!”
I’ve been a DTM fan as far back as I can remember. Back in the days when the cable box had a max of 65 channels, I’d stay up till the wee hours of the morning after Headbangers Ball (MTV) to catch a glimpse of DTM racing. Nowadays you can just tune in at the official DTM website or Speed2.com to get your fix on. Or the best option; To watch a Clash Productions behind-the-scenes short cinematic film. Popcorn highly suggested.
Yes, that’s right. Audi is about to unleash a Diesel BiTurbo Electric into the wild blue yonder. The main turbo is driven conventionally by the exhaust with it’s sibling relying purely on electric. Check out the video to see what I mean. Sick!
Audi debuts another technical wonder in their latest Audi R18 e-tron Quattro prototype racer. I’ve always been a big fan of vintage auto racing footage and this clip certainly highlights Audi’s past technological accomplishments.
“The future is now” quite literally in the Audi A3 e-tron. This coming year will be the year of the electrics and Audi is certainly not one to be on the side lines. While Audi has dominated in motorsports with their diesel R-series prototypes, it’s good to see an all electric in the Audi line-up.
Are you having withdrawals from your magical weekend in Ocean City? Do you miss being in traffic and realizing every car around you is low? Or, do you miss everyone else taking as much care going over speed bumps than you do? Well, while we here at Rezmoto can’t make September come quicker, we can provide you with 5 1080p desktops that cover every aspect of that amazing show in Ocean City. Hope it helps with your post H20 Blues!
Love’em or hate’em pickup truck conversions are becoming more popular in the euro community. Now, the Audi Q7 has joined the ranks of cars hacked, slashed and welded back into an Americanized euro auto. While some call such a transformation blasphemy, I believe this Q7 pickup is an awesome project. I can’t imagine how daunting it must be to chop-up a $50,000 car, totally reshape it, and hope everything will be okay in the end. The guys responsible for this job should be proud. They produced a clean car that looks like it could be sitting in an Audi show room. Not to mention this means there is one less F-150 on the road. (Ed. LOL)
The specs on the latest generation Audi RS6 powertrain read more like a race car spec sheet than a 4-door passenger car options list. So what happens when you turn up the boost? The Evotech’s Audi C6 RS6 is what happens. Pretty impressive keeping up with Ferrari’s latest prancing horse.
This past weekend at Le Mans, Audi unveiled the newest member to the R8 family, the GT Spyder. Shown in a matte gray finish, the R8 GT Spyder is an absolutely beautiful car with power to match. The Spyder will be powered by the same 560 horsepower V10 in the coupe. Audi’s super convertible will hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds which is only .2 seconds slower than its hardtop sister, and will hit a top speed of 197 mph. The same weight saving improvements of the coupe GT will also be incorporated. Really there is not much more to say about the Audi R8 GT Spyder. It’s the same R8 GT we all know and admire without the roof and surely just as awesome.
Even after losing two cars to horrifying crashes, team Audi was still able to obtain a victory with a 13 second gap in the #2 Audi R18 TDI driven by Andre Lotter, Marcei Fassler, and Benoit Treluyer. Peugeot took second and third to round out the podium. Audi’s win will be the tenth time they have done so in the past twelve years, but this race will be remembered slightly differently then the others as both of Audi’s top contenders Mike Rockenfeller and Allen McNish were involved in crashes that left their cars totaled. Luckily both walked away unharmed. The Corvette Racing team won the GTE class in the #73 car of Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner, and Antonio Garcia while second went to the #41 AF Corse Ferrari and third-place was taking by the #56 BMW M3 GT. Congratulations to team Audi and the other teams who won this year. We look forward to them doing their thing next year.
As we talked about earlier this week, Le Mans is a crazy event to follow. With multiple classes racing for 24 hours, it’s almost impossible to keep it all straight in your head. On top of the spotter guide from spotterguides.com, Audi has released its own site that will allow you to have up-to-the-minute information about all three R18’s going up against Peugeot. Last year they had comments from the team as well as a way to track the three cars flying around the track. Along with an online site there will also be iPhone and iPad apps available to check up on team Audi, because let’s face it, no one will let you sit in front of the T.V. for the full 24 hours (although we all wish we could). So no matter where you are this weekend, you can still watch team Audi kick some ass at Le Mans
Worthersee is the uncontested ultimate Volkswagen/Audi car show in the world. For 30 years this event has gone on, and both companies reward their customers for their loyalty with cool concepts like this year’s A1 Clubsport Quattro. This concept is the first A1 to feature all-wheel drive, a staple of Audi’s design theory, and Audi did not stop there. The engineers at Audi have built a 2.5-liter turbo engine that sits devilishly under the hood capable of producing 500 horsepower. All of that power in the small hatchback will go from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and hit the limiter of 155 mph in 10.9 seconds. On the outside a more aggressive wide-body kit, carbon fiber roof, rear spoiler, and side exhaust were all added along with some unique 19-inch fan blade wheels. While the A1 Clubsport Quattro is most likely just fan service for Worthersee just as the GTI W12 was a few years ago, the car is available for download on Need For Speed and a similar body kit for the current A1 was released at the show