Born in the field of competition, tested in the most extreme conditions and then taken to series production. Such are the high-performance R/RS models from Audi Sport, which combine maximum prestige with the versatility necessary for daily use and unrivaled performance . And this is true regardless of whether there is a powerful combustion engine under the hood of an Audi RS model… or whether high performance comes from the incredible thrust provided by an electric drive.
Since 1983, quattro has been building high-performance sports cars and conceiving high-tech automotive concepts. In November 2016 the Audi AG subsidiary changed its name to Audi Sport. In addition to the development and production of the Audi R8 and the models in the Audi RS family, he is also responsible for the racing program – both at the factory and in the customer division – of the brand with the four rings, as well as the vehicle customization options through the Audi exclusive program and luxury items marketed as the Audi collection.
Audi Sport, which is based in Neckarsulm, currently employs more than 1,300 people in the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm regions. While the dedicated racing venue is located in Neuburg an der Donau near Ingolstadt, the main facility, focused on vehicle production, is located at Böllinger Höfe near Neckarsulm. Since March 2021, the Audi Sport organization has had a dual management structure, with Sebastian Grams as head of series production of the four-ring brand’s high-performance models and the customization department, and Julius Seebach at the forefront of international competition activities.
The brand’s RS tradition began in 1994 , with the market launch of the Audi RS 2 Avant. A model with which the brand with the four rings created a new segment, conceiving the first high-performance vehicle with five seats and a large boot capacity.