The Audi Sport models are brought to the road through a combination of advanced engineering and skilled craftsmanship. Our 'top-tier' RS trim level marries together motorsport elements to create aerodynamically optimised vehicles with low centre of gravity, high performing engines and the most advanced technologies, from quattro all-wheel drive to the driver-focused Audi Virtual Cockpit.
Audi also test their cars in wind tunnels to get a perfect balance between handling and efficiency. Downforce improves handling, but too much downforce and drag increases fuel consumption. That’s why we turn our wind tunnel up to 180 mph – twice the speed of a tornado*. The faster the wind, the more we learn, and the more we learn, the better the handling and efficiency of your car.
A visual language of recognisable character and dominant charisma unifies the Audi Sport models. Signature RS design cues and genetics are seen in the exterior lines, iconic honeycomb grille, oval exhaust pipes and flared wheel arches – all variably echoed across the range. Individual teams develop multiple designs which are crafted in clay before later being iterated and finessed through computer aided design (CAD).
*Tornado wind speeds typically range from 75 to 100 mph. Source: Met Office
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Audi Sport compete in some of the world's top racing series.
Endurance racing has been the pinnacle of Audi's motorsport endeavours for almost two decades. With 13 victories in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans and lasting success in the World Endurance Championship, competing at the highest level has challenged us to create some of the defining technologies now found in our road cars.
We now look to our next chapter for Audi Motorsport. Be sure to follow our progress and the latest events.