donderdag 5 november 2020

40 years, 40 figures, 40 images: fascinating facts and tales about Audi’s quattro technology

40 years, 40 figures, 40 images: fascinating facts and tales about Audi's quattro technology
The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors that drive the new S models in Audi's e-tron product line. Four rings and four driven wheels, 40 figures from 40 years – a small collection of facts that not everybody knows. read on
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Press information 40 years of quattro - Download
"quattro" means "Audi," and "Audi" often means "quattro": The principle of four-wheel drive is a cornerstone of the brand and has been for 40 years. Since the original quattro made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980, Audi has produced almost eleven million cars with quattro drive systems while always advancing all-wheel drive technology. The latest state of development is the electric...
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Final thriller at Hockenheim: Three Audi drivers want the DTM title
Even before the finale at the Hockenheimring, it is certain that the 2020 DTM champion will be driving an Audi RS 5 DTM. René Rast, Nico Müller and Robin Frijns will be competing for the last championship title in the Class 1 era of the popular racing series (live on SAT.1 on Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM CET). read on
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Victory and championship lead for Audi in the ADAC GT Masters
In Germany's leading GT3 racing series, the ADAC GT Masters, Christopher Haase/Max Hofer scored their first victory of the season, while Kelvin van der Linde/Patric Niederhauser extended their championship lead before the finale. Worldwide, four Audi privateers won class titles with three different Audi Sport customer racing cars on the first weekend of November. read on
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Four rings, four-wheel drive: Four times ten years of quattro
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Success for Audi: The A3 Sportback wins the "Golden Steering Wheel" in the compact class
The Audi A3 Sportback has won the "Golden Steering Wheel 2020" in the "Compact Cars" category. In this prestigious competition, readers of the specialist magazine Auto Bild, its affiliated European titles and the Bild am Sonntag newspaper had cast their votes in the summer. From this pre-selection, an international expert jury chose the winners. read on
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The moment of truth: Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi tests production-based RS e-tron GT
A late-summer day in Neuburg an der Donau. Parked in front of the building of Audi's Competence Center Motorsport is a production-based RS e-tron GT, surrounded by four men. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler's Formula E driver and champion of the 2016/17 season Lucas di Grassi is engaged in a discussion with three e-tron GT developers: Dennis Schmitz from Audi, Jaan-Mattes Reiling from Audi Sport GmbH...
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Spearheading the electric offensive: RS e-tron GT prototype proves its mettle in initial tests
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