Emotional First Victory in the Desert: Audi RS Q e-tron wins in Abu Dhabi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69238"] Historic first success of an electrified drive in the desert Stéphane Peterhansel celebrates eighth personal victory at Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Julius Seebach: “Breakthrough for our innovation” Audi has once again made history in motorsport with technical innovation: Following its debut with four stage victories at the Dakar Rally in January, the Audi RS Q e-tron now clinched its first overall victory – in just it...

IMSA Announces Updated Return to Racing Plan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47480"] source: IMSA In a series of video conferences with stakeholders earlier today, IMSA revealed its plans to return to racing this summer with a revised 2020 calendar for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. The WeatherTech Championship will return July 4 at Daytona International Speedway. This Fourth of July event will feature an evening race with WeatherTech as its entitlement partner and ...

Must Watch: Smithsonian Channel “Supercar Superbuild” R8 Episode Airing March 13, 2018 9:00PM ET

words: Bill Cho, photos: Smithsonian Channel In 1997, Audi was looking to get back into the showcase of racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Their efforts brought forth the R8R and that experience lead to the iconic R8 LMP which won Le Mans in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. To capitalize on this fame, Audi presented the Le Mans quattro concept car at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show and a legend was born. The Smithsonian Channel show, Supercar Superbuild, dives into the hi...

Road & Track: How Racing in America Saved Audi

source: Road & Track, photo: Audi Sport In the mid-Eighties, Audi was reeling from an unintended-acceleration scandal. To restore its image, the company entered a 200 Quattro sedan in Trans-Am for 1988. It was a flag-bearer for the company’s signature road-car technologies, turbocharging and all-wheel drive. Audi had two FIA Group B rallying titles with the Quattro but little in the way of road-racing experience. Group B hero Walter Röhrl was tapped to drive alongside Le Mans winne...