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From Wednesday to Friday this week, the DTM tested on the race track at Estoril (Portugal) on which the internationally popular touring car racing series last held a race in 2004. “Unfortunately, the external conditions weren’t exactly optimal,“ says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport. “On the first and on the last day, we had very strong gusty winds. On the second day, there was intermittent rain. It won’t be easy to draw the right conclusions from the test results. But after the long winter break, it was extremely important for our drivers to get a lot of driving time and to get an idea of the set-up work that was done over the winter months. We’re pleased that our drivers immediately felt comfortable again in the RS 5 DTM and made positive comments about the basic set-up that was worked out in winter.“ Read the rest of this entry »
From the 09th to the 21st of April 2015 ABT Sportsline will proclaim the first ABT POWER DAYS 2015. Thus, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda will charge 20 % less on all ABT POWER updatings. Read the rest of this entry »
Newly refreshed for the 2016 model year, the Audi A6 has earned the rating of Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with the available Driver Assistance package and produced after January 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest 2015 rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2016 A6 recently underwent the IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash test and received the highest possible rating of “good”. Read the rest of this entry »
Audi provided the DTM Champion five times in the past eight years. The aim for the 2015 season is clear: another title in the prestigious touring car series. In pursuit of this aim, the brand with the four rings can rely on the support of internationally renowned partners.
The BP Group has significantly extended its commitment with Audi in the DTM. Audi Sport has been relying on Castrol EDGE engine oil for years. In the 2015 season, Edoardo Mortara (I) will be competing in a Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM sporting the green-blue graphics of Castrol EDGE and Aral Ultimate 102 high-performance fuel. Read the rest of this entry »
Audi is starting the 2015 season with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro. In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi is going to compete with a hybrid sports car in the 4-megajoule class.
A twofold quantity of hybrid energy, fundamentally revised aerodynamics, the next step in lightweight design and a lot of detailed work characterize the fifth generation of the Audi R18. “The possibilities of the revolutionary regulations that have been in effect for LMP sports cars since 2014 are far from having been fully used. The rules harbor so much potential that there is room for future developments,” says Jörg Zander, Audi Sport’s new Head of Engineering. “We expect that the technological progress resulting from the fierce competitive pressure exerted by four automobile manufacturers that are now involved will significantly improve lap times this season – while concurrently reducing fuel consumption.” Read the rest of this entry »
Sweden’s Robin Larsson has confirmed he will drive all 13 rounds of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the wheel of his privately run Audi A1 Supercar.
Larsson makes the transition to the headline World Championship Supercar category after winning last year’s FIA European Rallycross Championship (Euro RX), a title which was also won by Robin’s father Lars who scooped the European trophy on two occasions. Read the rest of this entry »
The “Daytona grey matt“ paintwork of the ABT RS6-R to be shown in Geneva says it all: with 730 hp/ 537 kW this estate’s engine is more powerful than the NASCAR racers over there in America. And its top speed of 320 kph is also quite something. But all these potent figures should not let us forget that the new ABT RS6-R is also a visual highlight. After all, the car is based upon the Audi RS6 facelift presented at the end of 2014. ”On this fit occasion, with new lamps for example, our extensive body kit really comes into its own,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group. Read the rest of this entry »