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Audi Sport GmbH (formerly quattro GmbH)

Moving forward under a new name:  quattro GmbH becomes Audi Sport GmbH
Audi Sport GmbH

Born in motorsport, tested under the most extreme conditions and taken to series maturity. That is what the high-performance R/RS models from Audi Sport GmbH are all about, combining maximum prestige with everyday usability and unparalleled performance. This is true when a V10 engine is working under the hood and also when the incredible torque of an electric drive is available. The Audi Sport GmbH includes under its umbrella the high-performance models as well as the complete Audi motorsport program (factory racing and customer racing), customization in the form of the Audi exclusive program and the Audi collection.

Audi Sport GmbH - formerly quattro GmbH - was established in 1983 as a fully-owned subsidiary of AUDI AG. The company has been registered as a manufacturer of high-performance cars since 1996. The headquarters of Audi Sport GmbH is based in Neckarsulm. Audi Sport GmbH currently employs more than 1,300 people in the regions around Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. While the Audi Motorsport headquarters are located in `Neuburg an der Donau´ near Ingolstadt, the top series production models are manufactured in the ´Böllinger Höfe´ near Neckarsulm.

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Recent Press Releases

10/07/21
Models

The sheer joy of driving meets enhanced performance: the Audi R8 V10 performance RWD

Even more power, even more fun: the true meaning of “performance” at the Audi Sport GmbH. The new R8 V10 performance RWD is available as a Coupé or Spyder with 30 PS extra, a sporty complement to the R8 V10 performance quattro. This rear-wheel drive sports car, with its mid-mounted engine boasting 419 kW (570 PS) and new technological highlights such as bucket seats, dynamic steering, CFK stabilizers and ceramic disc brakes, is the embodiment of fun driving.
09/27/21
Motorsport

Rally co-driver Fabrizia Pons: “The quattro has never lost its grip on me”

They are historic venues for the international rally scene and they have close ties to Audi: the Col de Turini as a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally and San Romolo as a very crucial point of the asphalt special stages of the Rallye Sanremo. Thanks to the quattro and the five-cylinder, the company with the four rings drove from one success to another in the 1980s. It was an era that established the legend of what was then Audi’s revolutionary drive concept and technologies that define the Audi DNA “Vorsprung durch Technik” to this day. Fabrizia Pons, co-driver for Audi factory driver Michèle Mouton in the 1980s, and Sebastian Grams rhapsodize about the old days and look forward at the possibilities that the quattro and the five cylinder offer today and in the future.
08/03/21
Models

Lap record on the Nordschleife: Audi RS 3 fastest in the compact class

With a time of 7:40.748 minutes, the new Audi RS 3 Seda is the fastest compact model on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. In June, Audi Sport racing and development driver Frank Stippler beat the previous lap record in that class by 4.64 seconds. Above all, the torque splitter, with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle, contributed to the record time – Vorsprung durch Technik.
07/22/21
Models

The best in its class rolling up to the starting line: New Audi RS 3 now available to order

The new Audi RS 3 is best in its class in terms of acceleration and top speed. The torque splitter, installed in an Audi for the first time, gives the vehicle maximum agility and optimum stability. Two additional RS driving modes make both fast lap times and controlled drifts on closed-off tracks possible. The new RS 3 is available to order starting today. In Germany, the RS 3 Sportback starts at 60,000 euros, the RS 3 Sedan at 62,000 euros.
07/19/21
Models

The new Audi RS 3: unmatched sportiness suitable for everyday use

From 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, up to 290 km/h top speed, RS Torque Splitter, semi slicks, and specific RS driving modes – the new Audi RS 3 offers driving dynamics of the highest caliber and the best numbers in its segment. Equipped with a 294 kW (400 PS) five-cylinder, the high-performance engine delivers rapid acceleration with a highly intoxicating sound. The power unit now delivers 500 Nm of torque and responds even faster. Visually, the RS 3 demonstrates its sporty DNA with a widened body, RS sports exhaust system, and cockpit displays like those found in race cars.
06/22/21
Models

“A quantum leap for agile driving”: the RS Torque Splitter

“A quantum leap for agile driving” – that’s what racing and development driver Frank Stippler had to say about the torque splitter with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle. Audi will soon launch the first-ever series roll-out of this technology in a sporty compact-class RS model. Frank Stippler and Meic Diessner, development and test engineer for chassis, spoke in an interview about the development and tuning process for the torque splitter in the RS 3 prototype. Both worked together throughout the entire development in various testing and set-up cycles on the North Loop of the Nürburgring to ensure that the new technology meets the wishes of sporty drivers on the racetrack as well as customers looking for comfort in day-to-day driving. That also included two self-contained continual runs of 8,000 kilometers each.
06/10/21
Company

Sustainability as a crucial dimension of performance

Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has also succeeded in entering the all-electric world. In this interview, the company’s new Managing Director Sebastian Grams and Rolf Michl, Head of Sales and Marketing, explain the technological potential offered by electrification and what this means from a sales perspective.
01/19/21
Company

New dual leadership at Audi Sport GmbH

An important new addition at Audi Sport GmbH: Dr. Sebastian Grams will complete the management team at the Audi high-performance operation starting March 1. He is assuming the helm of the subsidiary together with Managing Director Julius Seebach. Grams succeeds Oliver Hoffmann, who has headed Technical Development at Audi as Chief Operating Officer since July 2020 and also chairs the Advisory Board of Audi Sport GmbH.
11/05/20
Models

The moment of truth: Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi tests production-based RS e-tron GT

A late-summer day in Neuburg an der Donau. Parked in front of the building of Audi’s Competence Center Motorsport is a production-based RS e-tron GT, surrounded by four men. Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Formula E driver and champion of the 2016/17 season Lucas di Grassi is engaged in a discussion with three e-tron GT developers: Dennis Schmitz from Audi, Jaan-Mattes Reiling from Audi Sport GmbH and Christian Schröder from development partner PSW, an Audi subsidiary.
10/15/20
Models

Limited-edition special model marks anniversary: the new Audi TT RS 40 years of quattro

Audi celebrates 40 years of quattro and presents a special edition of its top-of-the-line model in the TT model line. The Audi TT RS 40 years of quattro is celebrating the success story of quattro drive in impressive style.
09/22/20
Models

Tribute to the successful R8 LMS: the Audi R8 green hell

The Audi R8 LMS has notched up five overall victories since 2012 in the 24 Hours on the Nürburgring – the “Green Hell” –, which is regarded as one of the world’s toughest and most popular endurance races. As a tribute to the great success story, Audi Sport GmbH is presenting a limited special edition of the road sports car at this year’s race on the Nürburgring – the R8 green hell.
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