Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Audi Range Reviewed

The A8 is one of Audi's full size luxury vehicles; this highly successful model first hit the showrooms 14 years ago, back in 1994. Since then it has proved to be one of the German manufacturers most popular, high end models.

It was originally created with the intention of replacing the V8. One of the cars most outstanding features is its all wheel drive system. Audi have continued to systematically improve the A8, including a major re-vamp with the 2004 'Second Generation' A8 model. It is currently available as either a four-door saloon or the ultra-classy Coupe model.

The Audi S8 bares more than a passing resemblance to another German manufactured luxury vehicle, the Mercedes Benz top of the range AMG model.

The S8 was launched just over six years ago, like its sister A8, it also benefitted from a major re-vamp with its Second Generation version unveiled in 2006. The S8s Second Generation now features a VW D3 platform, a highly effective 4-wheel drive setup and a very efficient six-speed gearbox. The S8 has proved it's self to be very popular with the jaded motoring critics, but also with the 'real' drivers who actually pay for their cars, through Audi car leasing.

Audi has always had a strong racing tradition, with its numerous classic rally wins. There current sports models are the R8, R10 and of course the Sport Quattro. The R10 is Audi's sleekest race car model. It made its much anticipated debut near the end of 2005 and went on to win a multitude of races including the Sebring 12 Hour race and the ultimate racing prize, the Le Mans 24 Hour, the extreme test of car and driver endurance.

The vehicle is a certified flying machine, which incorporates the TDI turbo diesel engine. The R10 has a whole host of specially developed technology to make the vehicle sure, that it can out-perform anything on the track, or the road.