The Audi's Sports Quattro concept was never built, but here it is to celebrate the 30th birthday of Audi's 1980 rallying legend - the Ur-quattro. It comes with a plug-in hybrid driving a twin-turbo V8 to an electric motor and a liquid cooled lithium-ion battery pack producing 691hp and 800Nm of peak torque. There's an eight speed tiptronic transmission and a quattro all wheel drive system.
It's performance numbers at top notch is at 3.7 seconds for the standard sprint to 100km/h (62mph) and a 305km/h (190mph) top speed.
Technology has come on leaps and bounds over the past few decades, but there is just one that is going to change the face of the earth within the next one, driverless cars. It may still seem like a thing of fantasy and science-fiction now, but within so many big companies pushing what’s possible. There’s Google, Intel, Uber, Volvo, Audi, Tesla and a whole host of other world-dominators. Read more
Just a few years ago, the majority of cars were manuals. Automatic gearboxes were seriously expensive and a luxury only the wealthy could afford. Over time, as with so many other things, prices came down, and automatic cars went mainstream, especially in the US. Today, most people drive an automatic, something that was unthinkable forty years ago, just like it was unthinkable that most people would have airbags. But it happened, nonetheless. Read more
It’s a sad fact that car accidents are very common all around the world, and one of the leading causes of death, even in developed nations. It’s also an unfortunate fact that the large majority of traffic collisions are caused by human error in some way. While most people will stick to road laws and drive carefully, there’s no such thing as a perfect driver. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents, and how you can avoid them. Read more