Chicagoland Audi Enthusiasts Gain a New Way to Push Performance Limits

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August 11, 2009

Source: Audi of America

  • Chicagoland Audi dealers form new partnership with Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill.
  • Audi Chicagoland dealers are sponsoring Audi TTS and S5 for ‘The Autobahn Experience’
  • Program allows track time on private raceway with professional driving instructors

  • HERNDON, Va., Aug 10, 2009 – Audi Chicagoland dealers formed a regional partnership with the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill. to provide a new opportunity for Audi owners and enthusiasts to experience high-performance test drives.

    The new program within the club’s ‘The Autobahn Experience’ will feature two performance-oriented Audi models, the Audi TTS Coupe and the Audi S5 Coupe. The Audi TTS Coupe features quattro® all-wheel drive, magnetic ride control suspension, aluminum ASF® construction, 265 hp, and a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds. The Audi S5 features rear-biased quattro all-wheel drive, Audi drive select to customize handling and feel, 354 hp with a V8 engine, and a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds.

    The program consists of track time designed for performance-oriented customers interested in sharpening their skills on a challenging private raceway. Professional driving instructors provide a hands-on approach to the learning experience, combining autocross and track training.

    “When looking for an exclusive partner in Chicagoland to provide hands-on customer excitement, Autobahn Country Club was the clear choice,” said Scott Zuercher, Area General Manager for Chicago, Audi of America. “The proximity to Chicago, high-quality facilities, and staff expertise all contributed to making the project become a reality. This is a great opportunity for customers to test drive the latest Audi performance models. Our dealer partners in Chicagoland all benefit from the investment of customer enjoyment and familiarization with the Audi brand.”

    “The typical Audi customer is a perfect match for Autobahn Country Club,” said Mark Basso, President and Founder, Autobahn Country Club. “In addition to the highest levels of performance and efficiency, the high safety rankings found with most Audi models fit the precautions that are carried out by our instructors.”

    The Autobahn Country Club also provides various programs, including 1, 2, and half-day driving schools, teen defensive education program, and Kart Instruction. Autobahn Country Club also provides police training to many departments in and around Chicagoland.


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