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Audi e-tron extreme: Technology malcontent on mythological “Streif”

“We already valid a eagerness of a electric SUV final year in a series of Audi e-tron impassioned events. From Pikes Peak to a salt plains of Namibia to a high-voltage exam brook in Berlin – a Audi e-tron antecedent mastered a biggest of challenges,” says Peter Oberndorfer, Head of Product and Technology Communications. “With a marvellous expostulate adult a ‘Mausefalle’ we have pushed a bounds even serve and demonstrated all a technical possibilities of quattro record in an electric car.”

With an 85 percent gradient, a “Mausefalle” is a steepest territory of a famous “Streif” downhill march in Kitzbühel. To stand this passage, a Audi e-tron record malcontent was versed with a special quattro powertrain with dual electric motors on a back spindle and one electric engine on a front axle. The record malcontent achieved a sum boost outlay of adult to 370 kW and circle torque of 8,920 Nm (6,579.1 lb-ft). This ensured full opening on a high gradient. Audi also mutated a program with honour to expostulate torque and torque placement for a special conditions on a “Streif”. 19-inch wheels with spikes grown privately for this pushing eventuality supposing a required hold on sleet and ice.

“Conquering an 85 percent slope sounds unfit during first,” says Mattias Ekström, who was behind a circle of a Audi e-tron record demonstrator. “Even we was tender with a approach this automobile handles such formidable terrain,” adds a World Rallycross champion and two-time DTM champion. He considers this eventuality to be one of his many unusual experiences.

For a biggest probable safety, a Audi e-tron record malcontent was versed with a hurl enclosure and a racing chair with a six-point harness. The car itself was versed with a belay, by that a reserve wire was run. There was no pulling device.

Audi had a clever partner during a side for this project: a Austrian libation writer Red Bull. The dual companies are long-standing partners of a Hahnenkamm Race and conducted this eventuality together. The Audi e-tron record malcontent also illustrated this partnership with a special set of decals. 

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