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From quattro to e-tron

The success story began with a Audi quattro

Excluding a epoch before a Second World War including a mythological Auto Union Grand Prix competition cars in a 1930s, a motorsport story of AUDI AG began with a Audi quattro. The widespread victories and dual manufacturers’ and dual drivers’ titles achieved with a “original quattro” in a World Rally Championship between 1982 and 1984 were an critical cause in a marketplace success of quattro drive.

quattro winning in circuit racing as well

After Audi had incited convene racing upside down and stormed adult Pikes Peak (USA) with a Sport quattro in record time on 3 unbroken occasions, Audi done quattro expostulate fit for circuit racing as well: essentially with a Audi 200 quattro and a Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO in a United States, in 1990 and 1991 with dual championship titles for a Audi V8 quattro in a German Touring Car Championship (DTM) – and eventually also with a A4 in a production-based super furloughed cars. In 1996, a Audi A4 quattro won championship titles in 7 countries. Between 2012 and 2016, a all-wheel expostulate complement returned to a competition lane as a e-tron quattro.

Audi R8 many successful Le Mans sports vehicle in present-day racing

After a widespread quattro expostulate was criminialized from furloughed vehicle racing, Audi switched to sports prototypes and underpinned a aphorism “Vorsprung durch Technik” in this motorsport difficulty for 18 years as well. On creation a entrance during Le Mans, a toughest continuation competition in a world, Audi, in 1999, immediately managed a jump onto a podium, in position three. In a following years, a Audi R8 was in a difficulty of a own. From 2000 to 2002, Audi achieved a ancestral hat-trick, not slightest interjection to TFSI record that debuted in 2001 and subsequently done a approach into prolongation as well. In 2004 and 2005, patron teams clinched dual serve altogether victories for Audi. The R8 cumulative a mark in motorsport story with a sum of 63 victories in 80 sports vehicle races.

Title wins following a lapse to DTM

Following Laurent Aiello’s attainment with a Abt Audi TT-R in 2002, Audi returned to a DTM with a factory-backed joining in 2004 and now won a pretension with Mattias Ekström. In 2007, a Swede triumphed again, followed by Timo Scheider in 2008 and 2009 – creation Audi a initial and so distant usually vehicle manufacturer in DTM story to have managed a pretension hat-trick. Martin Tomczyk finished a success story of a Audi A4 DTM in a 2011 deteriorate with another pretension win – a fifth in sum for a Audi A4 DTM. In 2013, Mike Rockenfeller in a Audi RS 5 DTM clinched DTM pretension array 9 for Audi. Rene Rast caused a prodigy in 2018 when he clinched another pretension for Audi in his rookie year. Audi took home a Manufacturer’s Championship in a same year.

Pioneering achievements with TDI technology

With TDI record Audi achieved a pioneering attainment and, during a same time, demonstrated “Vorsprung durch Technik” once again. In 2006, a Audi R10 TDI featuring a new judgment was a initial sports vehicle with a diesel engine to delight in a mythological 24 Hours of Le Mans. In total, TDI record came out winning 8 times during Le Mans. In 2007 and 2008, Audi was again winning with a R10 TDI during La Sarthe. In addition, Audi won a American Le Mans Series with a diesel-powered racing sports cars 3 times in period and, in 2008, a European Le Mans Series as well. With a R15 TDI Audi, in 2010, distinguished a one-two-three outcome in a fastest Le Mans competition of all time and set a new stretch record that has not been damaged to date. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Audi TDI appetite was again winning during Le Mans. In 2014, a code distinguished a 13th attainment in only 16 participations. Audi demonstrates “Vorsprung durch Technik” in terms of appetite potency as well. During a whole TDI era, Audi reduced diesel expenditure by 46 percent within a space of one decade.

First hybrid leader during Le Mans

On clinching a initial attainment of a hybrid competition vehicle in a 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012, Audi achieved another pioneering attainment in a world’s many critical continuation race. Three uninterrupted times (2012, 2013 und 2014) a Audi R18 e-tron quattro remained dominant during Le Mans. Many other innovations such as Audi Laser Light have been combined to these pioneering feats in technology. The drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles won with a hybrid sports vehicle in a 2012 and 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) finish a lane record in Audi’s sports vehicle epoch that finished in 2016.

Audi Sport patron racing for a brand’s customers

The R8 LMS in 2009 noted Audi’s initial systematic growth of a competition vehicle for use in patron sport. The GT3 sports vehicle with a member calm of some-more than 50 percent carrying been adopted from prolongation now impressed. By a finish of 2016, Audi delivered some-more than 200 competition cars to customers. In Mar 2015, Audi presented a second era of a successful GT3 sports car. It has won a 24 Hours during Spa and, even twice, a 24 Hours of Nürburgring, and achieved other victories and championship titles. Since 2017, a Audi RS 3 LMS designed for a TCR furloughed vehicle difficulty has complemented a operation down to a entrance level. Starting during a finish of 2017, Audi Sport patron racing will be charity a third model, a Audi R8 LMS GT4, essentially grown for gentlemen drivers.

Vorsprung durch Technik to continue

Audi will continue to competition with electric appetite in 2019 and during a same time a factory-backed joining in a renouned DTM furloughed vehicle series. In a 2017/2018 season, Audi was a initial German vehicle manufacturer on a Formula E grid. With 4 victories and eleven lectern finishes in sum Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler clinched teams’ championship after twelve races. The joining in a entirely electric racing array that is now experiencing a bang with a appearance of additional manufacturers and partners forms a electric post of a motorsport program. In addition, Audi will continue to be active in a DTM and retaining motorsport with inner explosion engines. Next year, a DTM will see one of a biggest changes in a some-more than 30-year history. In 2019, complicated turbocharged four-cylinder engines will be introduced in a series.