Other Audis in action included the legendary quattro RS 002. Built to Group S rallying regulations (although, sadly, the formula was cancelled before the car could compete), its turbocharged, five-cylinder engine was given full voice by the great Hannu Mikkola, who won the 1983 World Rally Championship at the wheel of an Audi quattro. And, bringing things bang up to date, Festival fans could see the 2017 Nürburgring 24 Hours-winning Audi R8 LMS, and the new RS 5 Coupé road car, which made its UK public debut at the event.
Away from the action on the Hill, Audi’s fastest ever drop-top, the 610PS R8 Spyder V10 plus, caught the eyes of the Festival faithful with its bright Audi exclusive micrommata green paint. It made its world debut on the Audi stand, where a range of Audi’s latest models, including the RS 3 Saloon, SQ5 and striking Q8 sport concept SUV, were also on show.
A fantastic weekend was crowned by the Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus taking a superb victory in Goodwood’s famous supercar shootout. A stunning 51-second run by historic racing ace Chris Ward saw the Audi beat an impressive line-up of the very latest supercars in the world. Written by James Clark.
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