Audi RS Q e-tron: Test Laboratory for Possible Future Technologies at the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62571"] source: Audi AG Futuristic prototype with innovative drive concept High-voltage battery is charged while driving Testing has already started Clear the stage for an electrifying high-tech test laboratory: just under a year after the initial concept idea, Audi Sport has started testing the new Audi RS Q e-tron, with which Audi will take on one of the greatest challenges there is in international racing in January 2022: the Dakar Rally...

Second Evolution of the Audi R8 LMS GT3

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62520"] source: Audi AG Successful model further developed by Audi Sport customer racing Customer teams’ wishes taken into account to an even greater extent Testing for next homologation cycle With 83 drivers titles won worldwide and 106 additional championship victories, the Audi R8 LMS is one of the most successful GT3 race cars. To ensure that this continues to be the case, Audi is presenting the evo II model. The revised mid-engine spo...

The New Audi RS 3: Unmatched Sportiness Suitable for Everyday Use

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62444"] source: Audi of America 400 PS, five-cylinder engine with 500 newton meters of torque RS Torque Splitter and new RS 3 driving modes for even more agility Expressive exterior design and interior racing atmosphere *Please note:  U.S.-spec horsepower is 401 horsepower, and all other specs are European.  All other U.S. specifications and equipment will follow at a later date. From 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds, up to 290 km/h top speed,...

Lucas di Grassi Celebrates on the Podium in New York

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62135"] source: Audi AG René Rast captures another point after moving up from 22nd place All four Audi e-tron FE07 cars finished in the top ten With the 34th podium finish of his Formula E career, Audi driver Lucas di Grassi rejoined the title fight in New York on Saturday: the Brazilian is now only 18 points behind the leader of the standings with five races to go. In the teams’ standings, di Grassi and his teammate René Rast ...

Dominant Performance of the Audi R8 LMS in GT World Challenge

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62046"] source: Audi AG Season wins number two and three for Team WRT in sprint classification Audi R8 LMS GT2 remains unbeaten in GT2 European Series Seven podium results for Audi RS 3 LMS Audi Sport drivers Dries Vanthoor/Charles Weerts took a big step forward in their mission to defend the title in the Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS Sprint Cup with two victories. Also at Misano, the Audi R8 LMS GT2 continued its unbroken string...

Audi Sport with Strong Teams at Spa

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61958"] source: Audi AG Audi Sport Teams Attempto, Saintéloc and WRT field four R8 LMS cars Twelve Audi drivers compete for overall victory in the R8 LMS Customer teams plan to field further privately entered R8 LMS cars Audi Sport customer racing will contest the world’s biggest GT3 race at Spa from July 29 to August 1 with four powerful driver squads. In 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017, Audi has already won the 24-hour rac...

Eric Brigliadori Extends Championship Lead with Audi in Italy

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61951"] source: Audi AG Audi customer team BF Motorsport in front at the halfway point of the TCR Italy season Championship lead for Vincent Kolb in Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie Tom Spitzenberger leads the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup standings Audi Sport customer racing is ahead in one of the best national TCR racing series thanks to a success by Team BF Motorsport in Italy. Podium finishes in the GT3 and GT4 categories around the glo...

Surface Transforms Latest Audi Offerings

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61873"] words: Michel Fortier, photos: Etech Photo Audi and Lamborghini supercars will be the latest beneficiaries of the world’s best brake rotors from Surface Transforms, next generation track-capable carbon ceramic rotors. Initial Audi and Lamborghini fitments will include the Audi R8, the Audi RS 5, the Lamborghini Hurácan, and the Lamborghini Gallardo. Surface Transforms currently offers a multitude of fitments for Porsche, McClaren, Fer...
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“A Quantum Leap for Agile Driving”: the RS Torque Splitter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61846"] source: Audi AG How development drivers and test engineers work hand in hand The North Loop of the Nürburgring is the ideal area for testing the upper limits More variability on the rear axle means quicker cornering “A quantum leap for agile driving” – that’s what racing and development driver Frank Stippler had to say about the torque splitter with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle. Audi will soon laun...

Customer Teams Field Five Audi R8 LMS Cars at the DTM Season Opener at Monza

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61638"] source: Audi AG Customer teams ABT Sportsline and Rosberg field five GT3 sports cars Sophia Flörsch contests first DTM race The DTM starts its 36th season under new auspices in which Audi is strongly represented on two grids. While the DTM is relying on GT3 sportscars like the Audi R8 LMS for the first time after two decades of Class 1 touring cars, the DTM Trophy is tackling its second season with production-based models like the A...

New Production Record for Audi R8 LMS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61575"] source: Audi AG Second-generation Audi R8 LMS surpasses number of units of first series So far 82 drivers championships and 106 other titles for Audi in GT3 racing At mid-year 2021, Audi Sport customer racing has reached an important milestone: The 138th GT3 model of the second-generation Audi R8 LMS, which has been marketed since the end of 2015, has been built. The successful predecessor model, which was available from 2009 to 2015...

Audi Sport GmbH Now Has Largest Product Range Ever

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61536"] source: Audi AG Delivery figures for R and RS models hit record high Systematic electrification strategy in the high-performance segment Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has als...

Podium Results for Audi Customers in Four Countries

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61402"] source: Audi AG Third place for the Audi R8 LMS GT3 in Italian sprint race series Audi R8 LMS GT4 finishes on the podium in France and America Podium finish for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Scandinavia The teams of Audi Sport customer racing, with the brand’s products, won a total of four trophies while competing against the best teams in three European countries and in America. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Within striking distance of the top: A...

First Trophies for the Audi RS 3 LMS on Debut

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61379"] source: Audi AG Two Trophy class wins in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup Nathanaël Berthon best Audi Sport driver in sixth place Gilles Magnus leads the Trophy standings ahead of Tom Coronel The new second-generation Audi RS 3 LMS clinched its first World Cup trophies on its racing debut. Privateer Tom Coronel won the Trophy classification in the first sprint at the opening round of the 2021 FIA WTCR season at the Nürburgrin...

Victory and Championship Lead for Audi in New Zealand

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61247"] source: Audi AG First success of the season for Neil Foster/Jonny Reid in the Audi R8 LMS in New Zealand Team WRT takes over championship lead with second place in GT World Challenge Europe Triple victory for Audi RS 3 LMS in Italy In the North Island Endurance Series in New Zealand, there is tension in the title fight after the first success of the season by the IMS Racing customer team. Audi Sport customer racing’s other successe...

Audi with “Dream Team” at the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61239"] source: Audi AG Driver teams confirmed for Audi Sport’s Dakar project Dakar record winner, World Rally champion and DTM champion start for Audi Audi to herald energy revolution in cross-country rallying Audi is the first car manufacturer to fight for overall victory in the famous Dakar Rally with an electrified powertrain, thus also heralding an energy revolution in cross-country rallying. Audi Sport has succeeded in recruiting thr...

Audi at the Biggest Motorsport Festival of the Year

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61156"] source: Audi AG Audi Sport customer racing fights for sixth victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hours with three R8 LMS cars Four more GT3 sports cars from Audi and ladies team with GT4 on the grid New touring car Audi RS 3 LMS debuts in FIA WTCR The Nürburgring 24 Hours from June 3 to 6 is one of the most important races of the year for Audi Sport customer racing: With a track length of 25 kilometers, a 24-hour race duration and more th...

Video of the Day: Chris Harris Drives: Audi RS e-tron GT vs BMW M5 CS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61088"] words: Bill, photo: Top Gear The all electric RS e-tron GT and the petrol BMW M5 CS…a titanic clash between the new and the old. If you are not familiar with the M5 CS, it is a monster. Powered by a 4.4l twin-turbo V8, it cranks out 627hp and 553 lb-ft torque which moves it from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and is not only the fastest production BMW ever made, it’s the fastest BMW sedan around the Nürburgring. A very worthy opponent to ...

Victorious Start For Audi Sport Italia

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61070"] source: Audi AG First place for the Audi R8 LMS in Italian endurance racing Class success for Audi RS 3 LMS in Belcar Endurance Championship Second place for Audi in the TCR class of the Hockenheim 12 Hours For Audi Sport Italia, the endurance season in its Italian homeland started extremely successfully. After two second-place finishes at the beginning of the sprint race series three weeks ago, the team clinched its first victory of...

Promising Line-up from Audi at the Nürburgring

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60879"] source: Audi AG Proven winners and teams at the Nürburgring 24 Hours Three Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport customer racing on the grid Customer teams plan to field up to four additional Audi R8 LMS cars At the Nürburgring 24 Hours from June 3 to 6, Audi Sport customer racing sets its sights on its sixth overall victory. In addition, the chances of equaling or even surpassing the distance record set by Audi in 2014 are good this year. T...