Experience the DNA of Audi Sport.
PROVEN IN EXTREME CONDITIONS. BROUGHT TO PRODUCTION MATURITY
The ambition of every RS model: nothing less than the maximum. A combination of power reserves, superb aesthetics and control – all part of the motorsport legacy. The result: high-performance driving machines approved for road use. Worthy to display the distinctive RS badge.
Audi Sport, our new brand within a brand, offers you not only a newly enhanced range of R and RS vehicles, it also provides: dedicated specialist sales teams, in-dealership displays and specific Audi Sport assistance, merchandise, communications, specialised Audi Sport driving events, and access to invitation only events.
Audi Sport also encompasses Audi's racing heritage with news and views on professional motorsport vehicles and drivers, along with customer racing teams, including two New Zealand based Audi R8 LMS vehicles which currently compete locally and overseas.
2.5-LITRE TFSI ENGINE
The 2.5-litre TFSI engine: gutsy, unfiltered and with the turbo principle that once powered the Ur-quattro to victory. Now technologically refined into a power unit that has captivated the trade, which chose it as winner of the prestigious “Engine of the Year” award in 2010. 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
THE NEXT EVOLUTIONARY STAGE OF A LEGEND.
quattro. A name that speaks of proud achievements in motorsport. On the circuit and in rallies. And to a technical standard that has migrated into volume production. The sports differential of the legendary all-wheel drive concept powers the rear wheels individually – for optimum transfer of the engine’s power.
PRECISION IN THREE STAGES.
By default, quattro all-wheel drive splits the immense power of RS models 40:60 between the front and rear wheels. If the grip achieved by one pair of wheels deteriorates, the crown-gear centre differential diverts drive torque to the other pair. This is accomplished purely mechanically, and therefore without any delay.
COUNTERPART FOR THE ACCELERATION REFLEX
Savour the thrill of acceleration – but in safety, with brakes that are supremely in control: the thermoshock-resistant brake discs made from composite ceramic with a diamond-like crystalline structure perform their task reliably even in extreme situations. With the added virtues of reduced weight and durability.
MOTORSPORT TECHNOLOGY IN EVERY BODY EDGE.
Achieving that decisive top speed through low aerodynamic drag. Aspirating and cooling the engines. And increasing the downforce through optimised air routing. On the racetrack, a vehicle’s shape is no coincidence. It is the result of ingenious technology. As the shape of every RS model demonstrates.