Audi as trendsetter at Le Mans
For 15 years, Audi has been demonstrating ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ in the world’s toughest endurance race. With the latest generation of the R18 e-tron quattro hybrid race car Audi continues its string of technical innovations at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
With Ulrich Baretzky, Head of Engine Development, and Thomas Laudenbach, Head of Electric, Electronic and Energy Systems, two Audi Sport technicians participated in the highly select motorsport conferences in Great Britain. Baretzky chaired a two-day discussion about the future of motorsport at the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium in the Birmingham City University. Baretzky and […] More »
Tom Kristensen was presented with the BT Guld Award. The Danish Audi driver was recognized with the tradition-steeped sports accolade of his home country for his ninth victory in the 24-hour race at Le Mans. The BT Guld Award has been presented since 1930. The winner is annually selected by Denmark’s leading athletes. Kristensen, after […] More »
A total of six Audi R8 LMS ultra cars will be tackling the 12-hour race at Bathurst (Australia) on February 9 – some of them with prominent line-ups. Among others, GT1 World Champion Markus Winkelhock will be competing for United Autosports. Rahel Frey, René Rast and the reigning FIA GT Champion Laurens Vanthoor will be […] More »
Sporty, compact and versatile: It is with these attributes that the Audi allroad shooting brake makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door car is a crossover and so it is not limited to paved roads. Its high level of functionality makes it ideal for recreational sports. Its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a new form of quattro drive possible – the e-tron quattro.