What happens when some wildly talented videographers get their hands on the new Audi RS6… one to call their own, even? Absolute magic. The team at The-Lowdown.com has put together a video showcasing their latest company vehicle, and the cinematography blows even Audi’s own press work out of the water. From the lighting to the editing, and of course thanks to an incredible car itself, The-Lowdown has left us needing to clean the drool from our chin.
It’s rather on-the-nose, with a name like that: the Audi V8 doesn’t leave much room for guessing what lies under the hood. Introduced in 1988 as a flagship model for the marque, the V8 brought about the first union between the Quattro system and an automatic transmission, and was, as one might guess, the first Audi model to utilize a V8 engine. The Germans were feeling crafty when they named it, clearly.
When it comes to Stateside car culture, it’s difficult to remember the Audi marque much further back than the 1980s, with the Audi Fox standing as one of only a few prior examples most enthusiasts might be familiar with. Despite that, Audi’s history is a complex one, dating back more than a century, to a gentleman named August Horch and his founding of Audi Automobilwerke GmbH in 1910.
Introduced as a “compact executive car” in 1986, the B3-generation Audi 80 is likely not what comes to mind when terms like “hot hatch” or “sports coupe” are thrown around. Although many variants sported similar 5-cylinder engines like the more famous Audi race cars, only a handful of B3 80s and 90s have made a name for themselves in the world of motorsports, most notably as the “S2” from the B4 platform.
Opposites attract… Or so they say, and it seems to make a bit of sense when following Logan Ellis’s lineage of car ownership. His enthusiasm for automobiles began stark in contrast to where it is today, with a 6.7 Powerstroke truck as the catalyst for the automotive bug that plagues him years later. Truck pulls, truck shows, and a handful of trophies set the hobby in motion, and he’s been a show fanatic ever since.