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Innovative for sure: Audi sets safety standards at the Dakar Rally
- Holistic safety concept of the Audi RS Q e-tron
- Valuable knowledge from circuit racing flows into Dakar project
- High standards of passenger protection are a tradition at Audi Sport
Long before Audi unveiled the RS Q e-tron to the public in summer 2021, the racing engineering team was already intensively involved in the Dakar Rally. The risks in off-road racing were at the center of the considerations for a sophisticated safety concept. From the electrical safety of the high-voltage system to optimum passenger protection in the event of accidents, the design department mastered many challenges.