100 Days to Go Until the Dakar Rally: A Race Against Time for Audi Sport

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64272"] source: Audi AG Assembly of the rally cars has begun Audi RS Q e-tron with complex powertrain concept Four kilometers of cables, two central control units and six cooling systems In 100 days from now, the 44th edition of the famous Dakar Rally will kick off. For Audi Sport, this marks the beginning of a real race against time. Audi is tackling one of the greatest challenges in international motorsport, quite deliberately usin...

Heat and Sandstorms: Morocco Test for the Audi RS Q e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64127"] source: Audi AG Extreme conditions during two-week test in the desert First test in the dunes for the electric drivetrain Andreas Roos: “We still have a lot to do before the Dakar Rally” On the way to its debut in the famous Dakar Rally in January 2022, Audi Sport has tested the Audi RS Q e-tron for almost two weeks in Morocco under the most extreme conditions. After testing in Germany and Spain, the team headed f...

Audi RS Q e-tron Being Put Through Its Paces Under the Spanish Sun

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62944"] source: Audi AG Prototype for Dakar Rally completes eight-day test All three Audi Sport driver teams deployed Up to 180 km/h at a maximum of 34 degrees centigrade in the shade On the way to its debut at the Dakar Rally in January 2022, the team of Audi Sport has taken another important step: The new Audi RS Q e-tron completed an eight-day endurance test in sweltering heat in Spain on gravel sections of the kind typically us...

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...

Digital World Premiere: Presentation of the Audi RS Q e-tron for the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62526"] source: Audi AG Presentation on the Audi MediaCenter from 1 PM CEST onwards on Friday Just under a year after the initial concept idea, Audi Sport has started testing the Audi RS Q e-tron with which the company will be competing in the Dakar Rally for the first time in January 2022. Unique: Audi wants to be the first car manufacturer to use an electrified drivetrain in combination with an efficient en...

Audi Motorsport Changes Afoot: Formula E Exit Confirmed after Season 7, 2022 Dakar Confirmed, 2023 Le Mans Return Likely

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55829"] To say the pace of change has picked for Audi in motorsport would be an understatement. Less than a week ago (Nov 26), Audi pulled the wraps off of next season’s FE07 Formula E racer complete with Audi-developed MGU05 powertrain. Today, they’ve revealed plans for an electric assault on the 2022 Dakar Rally plus Audi Sport GmbH boss Julius Seebach taking the helm for motorsport efforts, and he’s already signaling a return to the top ...