Geneva 2015 – New Audi R8

The 2015 Geneva Motor Show seems to be sending car manufacturers into overdrive when it comes to teasing photos and facts. We blame it on 50 Shades of Grey. Maybe. Anyway, here’s a tantalising glimpse of one of the big hitters coming to Geneva in a couple of weeks; the new Audi R8. As you can tell, Audi…

Paris 2014 – Audi TT Sportback Concept – News and photos

The 2014 Paris Motor Show kicks off properly tomorrow but, it seems, manufacturers are more intent on unveiling every concept and new car before the actual event. Regardless of that, here’s the Audi TT Sportback concept show car: Ever wished the TT coupé came with five-doors? No? Well, Audi has already got an answer for something…

Audi S1 Sportback quattro – Full Review

We’ve been itching to get behind the wheel of the S1 since it was first announced earlier in the year. Luckily, the good people at Newcastle Audi were prepared to help; letting us find out if the S1 quattro lives up to that illustrious badge. So, what did our editor think? As predecessors go, sharing a badge with the…

Friday Photo – Audi S1 Sportback quattro in Teesdale

Our full review will be out this weekend but, for now, here’s a teaser photo of the Audi S1 next to one of the North East’s best driving roads.  Thanks to the very generous people at Newcastle Audi, we were lucky enough to spend 24 hours with the S1 Sportback earlier this week. Suffice to say we were…

Newcastle Audi – The cathedral of quattro?

Newcastle Audi recently opened a brand-new dealership on Scotswood road in the city. EngageSportMode was in the area, so we went along to take a look around.  It’s not often a car dealership has the ability to leave you a little bit speechless; unless you’ve just been given the price for your car in part-exchange perhaps….

Le Mans 2014 Gallery – Audi wins for 13th time with 1-2 podium

After qualifying, when Audi only managed the 5th quickest time behind Toyota and Porsche, we cautioned against writing off the German giant too soon. Turns out we were right not to. 24 hours is a long time, and Audi proved to have the most luck and reliability in what became a day-long war of attrition. The result…

Le Mans 2014 – First Qualifying Audi and Porsche Gallery

The 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours is already turning into a dramatic event; and that was only on the first day of practice!   Loïc Duval’s terrifying crash in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro caused substantial delays, and a lot of worried faces. Luckily he walked away from the 170 mph crash with just minor…

Audi welcomes Porsche back to Le Mans – Video

Earlier we shared a couple of images to celebrate Porsche competing in the top category of the Le Mans 24 Hours, for the first time in 16 years. Rival Volkswagen Group member Audi decided to make a little video to personally salute the return of the Zuffenhausen company to Le Mans: It’s not the first time we’ve…

Being Specific – Audi S1 quattro

If you hadn’t noticed, we’re big fans of the Audi S1 here at EngageSportMode. The combination of the highly regarded Audi A1, combined with a 2.0 litre turbo engine, quattro drivetrain and manual gearbox make it something of a hot hatch hero. But, if you’re lucky enough to be in the market for one, how does…

Friday Photo – Audi A3 quattro clubsport concept

Yes, it’s another blue Audi, and whilst this one might not have lasers for headlights it does pack a whole host of other cool stuff. Not least a 518 bhp engine and a air-brake that works to cut stopping distances; on a compact saloon! Audi’s A3 and S3 saloon offerings have only been around for…