For the WEC, Audi Sport cooperates with expert partners from around the world.
Aethra Sistemas Automotivos with its headquarters in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is one of Latin America’s largest tool making companies. From prototype manufacture via engineering services, soft tooling methods, 5D laser-cutting methods to welding systems and high-volume production with JIT logistics – Aethra is an expert partner for the automobile industry.
Akrapovič enjoys broad recognition as an extremely innovative company in the field of material technology and development of premium exhaust systems. The brand stands for the highest standards in design, for appreciable power increase and for the creation of unmistakable exhaust sounds. The partnership with Audi Sport benefits from the expertise of the Slovenian company, which manufactures the V6 TDI engine’s exhaust system.
The Bosch Group is a leading international technology and service company for mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods as well as energy and building services engineering. Bosch supplies Audi’s sports car program with high-performance components like the engine electronics, diesel injection technology and parts of the hybrid system, which optimizes the racecar’s overall efficiency.
Audi has another technology leader at its side in the form of Castrol. Be it innovative gearbox oils or high-performance engine oils: the global lubrication specialist with long-standing motorsport history knows how to extract the maximum from a racecar. Thanks to the Castrol lubricants, the V6 TDI engine powering the Audi R18 e-tron quattro and other components are protected perfectly against the extreme loads.
ITK Engineering AG has been a premium development partner for companies in the automobile and aerospace industries, and medical engineering since 1994. Audi uses ITK’s wealth of experience in the model based software development and virtual validation to develop the drivetrain and the hybrid system for the Le Mans winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
As leading global development partner to the automobile and engine industry, Mahle provides unique system expertise in the field of engine systems, filtration, electric/mechatronic and thermal management. For Audi’s Le Mans project, Mahle is a reliable partner supplying high-quality piston technology that helps overcome the extreme demands made in the TDI powertrain.
Michelin is a leading tire manufacturer based in France. The company supplies its products for automobiles as well as airplanes, motorbikes and bicycles, earth moving machines and agricultural devices. When Audi started its Le Mans program in 1999, Michelin was a partner from the word go. The successful cooperation boasts 13 victories together on the Sarthe.
Oris has manufactured watches, exclusively with mechanical movement, in Switzerland since 1904. The red rotor characterizes their unique design. Since the 2014 season, the Swiss chronometer has ensured perfect timing at Audi Sport. As a dedicated tribute to the motorsport partnership, Oris developed a strictly limited edition chronograph in the form of the Audi Sport Limited Edition.
Other Audi Sport partners
Manufacturers of lifestyle products, especially professional race wear
Audi Top Service
Personal customer care and bespoke solutions for Audi customers
Mineral water and refreshments of the highest quality
Hofmühl maintains a more than 500-year-old brewing art
High quality wheels for motorsport and production