Audi Sport customer racing with 18 Drivers for 2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68082"] source: Audi AG Touring car champion Luca Engstler, GT champion Ricardo Feller and WTCR Trophy winner Gilles Magnus new to squad 18 drivers in the programs of Audi Sport customer racing Audi Sport customer racing enters the 2022 motorsport season with a mix of established drivers and promising young drivers – including three new signings. The driver squad comprises a total of 16 talents. They are joined by three-time DTM champion R...

1–2 Victory for Audi customer team WRT at the Dubai 24 Hours

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67905"] source: Audi AG MS7 by WRT and Team WRT dominate the season opener of the 24H Series Class victory for PK Carsport at the 24-hour debut of the Audi R8 LMS GT2 Second place in TCR class, third place in GT3-Am category For the third time after 2016 and 2019, an Audi customer team has won the traditional opener of the endurance season in Dubai. Team WRT from Belgium, which claimed its first success six years ago, celebrated a convincing...

New German Performance Commits to Full-Season TCR Effort

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67889"] source: New German Performance After entering two IMSA Michelin Pilot Sport Challenge eventsin 2021, New German Performance, in partnership with David Tilton Racing, announces they are committing to a full-season effort in 2022 with their Audi RS 3 LMS. Veteran driver and 2021 Daytona TCR class winner William Tally joins the team in Daytona and will pair with Tristan Herbert as the team campaigns for the 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR ...

quattro Magazine – Design Focus: The Audi quattro hockantrieb Experimental Le Mans Car for 1993

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67840"] illustrations: Federico Ciuffolini Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. In 1993, Audi Sport found itself seeking a new direction. It had been nearly a decade since the legendary quattros were pulled from Group B and the factory rallying program shuttered. Several years had passed since one-and-done project...

Spy Photo: Audi R8 V10 RWD GT?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67743"] A last ”Hurrah” to the R8 or just some performance parts? Audi Sport didn’t show any performance parts for the facelifted R8 yet (only the pre-facelift was available with these parts) but we spotted a prototype in the snow with all the performance parts fitted and that of course raises some questions. We know Audi is planning some more special edition models of the R8 for a 2022 debut (Audi R8 RWD GT?) and this one could be a protot...

Half-Time Results at the Dakar Rally: Three Audi RS Q e-tron Prove Innovative Strength

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67692"] source: Audi AG Oliver Hoffmann, Board Member for Technical Development: “Strong in sporting terms right from the start” Julius Seebach: “Spirit in the team makes me proud” First stage win already in Stage 3 Six podium finishes in the daily results, reliably working electric drive systems, full competitiveness on debut and fascination with e-mobility at the world’s toughest rally: Audi already puts an exclamation mark on th...

Rotiform Announces Technical Partnership with Audi Sport for the 2022 Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67630"] source: Rotiform Wheel Pros’ brand, Rotiform, announced today a technical partnership with Audi Sport and their RS Q e-tron alternative-powered vehicle. The innovative prototype vehicle debuted at the 2022 Dakar Rally. The RS Q e-tron is an unprecedented vehicle in its class – not only as a technical concept but marking both Audi and Rotiform’s first appearance in the world renowned race. The partnership will include Rotiform race w...

quattro Magazine Feature: Higher Learning RS6-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67541"] words: George Achorn, photos: Avery Peechatka Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It was a brisk autumn morning when I first met Ming. He just rolled into the local cars and coffee in central Pennsylvania driving the first RS 6 Avant anyone had seen in those parts, parked it, and casually strolled off for a ...

Find of the Day: 2017 Twin Turbo Audi R8 V10 plus

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67275"] words: Bill, photos: Jarrid Kopras What looks like a normal Audi R8 V10 plus is anything but. This red rocket hides a Sheepey Race twin turbo kit. It's owned by an Audi Club Arizona member and those guys know how to have a great time. They hold numerous events year round and a lot of them are road trips. You may have seen this on the road before. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67278"] Title in hand ready...

On the Threshold of a New Era: Audi RS Q e-tron Ahead of its First Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67520"] source: Audi AG With alternative drive concept at the world’s toughest rally Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz as strong driver teams Julius Seebach: “Development at record speed” Curtain up for a new chapter: The new Audi RS Q e-tron will contest its first Dakar Rally from January 1 to 14, 2022. For Audi as the inventor of quattro, TFSI, ultra, e...

First Drive: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67493"] by: George Achorn, photos: Audi Spain Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The RS e-tron GT has a distinctive note. A synthesized guttural audio signature that is felt as much as it is heard, apparently inspired by a didgeridoo according to Audi engineers, and perhaps filtered through the disposition of an...

Fully Charged: The High-Voltage Battery in the Audi RS Q e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67183"] source: Audi AG Design for unknown requirements at the Dakar Rally Demanding charging process in complex off-road operation Intelligent energy management with recuperation during braking The high-voltage battery is located centrally in the drive and literally in the middle of the Audi RS Q e-tron. It embodies the heart of the innovative electric drive with energy converter. Audi intends to use it to set the next milestone in the...

Impressive Year for Audi Sport customer racing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67063"] source: Audi Sport 58 title successes worldwide for Audi customer teams in the 2021 season 400th GT sports car built for racing in Biberach Production start for Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II and Audi RS 3 LMS gen II Audi Sport customer racing is celebrating an exceptional season: while the customer teams have clinched 58 titles worldwide, the brand has set several milestones in production in the program’s 13th year. The 2021 season ...

High-Tech Control Center in the Desert: the Cockpit of the Audi RS Q e-tron for the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66703"] source: Audi AG Distribution of competencies: driver and co-driver share the operation Everything in view: from vehicle functions to navigation Challenge in off-road sports: orientation as a competitive factor A look inside the Audi RS Q e-tron should remind any car fan of an airplane cockpit: screens and displays are spread across the entire width of the instrument panel. Only with their help can the driver and co-driver c...

Audi Celebrates Final Model Year of the TT RS in the US Market with the Audi TT RS Heritage Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66733"] Audi TT RS no longer offered after the 2022 model year in the U.S. Five Audi heritage colors celebrate legendary five-cylinder engine and bids farewell to pinnacle performance of a design icon in the U.S. Limited number of just 50 (10 of each) color combinations available Today, Audi of America announces a limited offering of 50 special units of the 2022 Audi TT RS Heritage Edition that combines the power of the emotive Audi five-cylind...

Three Titles in Australia for the Audi Sport customer racing Teams

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66636"] source: Audi AG Yasser Shahin wins GT World Challenge Australia in the Audi R8 LMS Trophy class title for Brad Schumacher Audi is the TCR Australia champion for the first time with Chaz Mostert The final weekend in Australian GT and touring car racing at Bathurst rounded off an already strong season for Audi Sport customer racing with the perfect result: No fewer than three of the brand’s customers secured championship titles at th...

Audi Club exclusive – 2021 Holiday Gift Box

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66581"] Last year's Holiday Sale was a success, so we decided to do it again. We are offering a very Audi exclusive Membership Gift Box this year...how exclusive? Some Audi gear included was made specifically for this Audi Club kit, and quantities are limited. Audi Club worked with Audi collection to get a couple of items exclusively for Audi Club. First on the list is a Audi Club Holiday Ornament. This shatter resistant bulb has the classic Audi...

Kristoffersson Wins World RX Title After Thrilling Finale in Germany

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66550"] source: Red Bull Swede becomes a four-time champion after edging out Timmy Hansen Johann Kristofferson was crowned the FIA World Rallycross champion in dramatic fashion following a thrilling doubleheader at the legendary Nürburgring in Germany. Here is all you need to know: - On Saturday, Kristoffersson had kept up the defence of his title with a well-deserved victory, the third of his 2021 campaign. - The Swedish driver had ente...

Second Place in World Cup Completes Strong Debut Season of Audi RS 3 LMS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66498"] source: Audi AG Trophy title for Gilles Magnus in WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, overall runner-up finish for Frédéric Vervisch Three wins, twelve podiums, first place on the grid four times, six fastest laps New Audi RS 3 LMS seamlessly continues its predecessor’s string of successes Audi Sport customer racing looks back on a convincing debut year for the Audi RS 3 LMS gen II. At the FIA WTCR finale at Sochi, the second gen...

Victorious Finale for Audi Customers at Sebring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66327"] source: Audi AG Overall victory for Rutronik Racing by TECE and class win for AC Motorsport Runner-up titles for both Audi customer teams in 24H Series Start of deliveries for Audi RS 3 LMS gen II At the season finale of the 24H Series, two teams from Audi Sport customer racing had reason to celebrate. In addition to the overall victory of the Audi R8 LMS at Sebring, the brand also recorded a class win in the TCR classification as we...