Audi RS Q e-tron

Audi RS Q e-tron pictured above: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Audi RS Q e-tron pictured above: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Tough test in the desert

Audi is facing one of the greatest challenges in motorsport for the third time: The brand with the four rings is taking on the famous Dakar Rally with the Audi RS Q e-tron¹. The alternative drivetrain² concept of the Audi RS Q e-tron¹ combines an electric drivetrain² with a high-voltage battery and an energy converter². Audi was the first manufacturer to develop a car for the T1U class of the Dakar Rally’s regulations. The goal: The electrically² powered off-road car should take part and be competitive in one of the toughest motorsport events.

 

Team Audi Sport made a successful debut at the 2022 edition of the Dakar Rally and scored four stage victories and 14 stage podium results during the two-week event. The Audi RS Q e-tron¹ was significantly improved for the 2023 Dakar Rally. In addition to two stage wins and 14 daily results within the top three, the Audi RS Q e-tron¹ led the 2023 Dakar Rally for three days for the first time. Since then, Team Audi Sport has continued to optimize the vehicle for the 2024 Dakar Rally.

¹This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.
²The Audi RS Q e-tron combines an electric drivetrain with an energy converter system based on the TFSI engine and a generator.

¹This vehicle mentioned here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.
²The Audi RS Q e-tron combines an electric drivetrain with an energy converter system based on the TFSI engine and a generator.

Audi RS Q e-tron

First Dakar

2022

January 2022

Stage podiums

28

Dakar Rally 2022 and 2023

Driver crews

3

from 3 nations

Audi RS Q e-tron pictured above: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Audi RS Q e-tron pictured above: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Past events

Audi RS Q e-tron
Audi RS Q e-tron

Dakar 01/19/2024

Dakar Rally 2024

Historic victory for Audi at the Dakar Rally: The Spaniards Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz secured Audi’s first victory in the Dakar Rally after around 7,900 kilometers with a lead of 1h 20min.

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Audi RS Q e-tron pictured to the left: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Audi RS Q e-tron pictured to the left: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

The foundation of our Dakar Rally programme

Audi RS Q e-tron

Dakar

Test laboratory in the desert: the Audi RS Q e-tron¹

The Audi RS Q e-tron¹ is the second evolution of the vehicle from the brand with the four rings for one of the greatest challenges in international motorsport: the Dakar Rally.

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¹Audi RS Q e-tron pictured to the left: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

¹Audi RS Q e-tron pictured to the left: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Edouard Boulanger, Stéphane Peterhansel, Emil Bergkvist, Mattias Ekström, Lucas Cruz and Carlos Sainz

Dakar

Dakar dream team: Line-up of three highly-talent driver crews

Audi Sport has three illustrious driver crews for the Dakar Rally: Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist, Stéphane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz.

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Team Audi Sport

Dakar

Trusting in experience: Q Motorsport

Team Audi Sport is taking part in the Dakar Rally in cooperation with Q Motorsport GmbH, founded by the experienced Sven Quandt and his two sons Thomas and Tobias Quandt.

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Audi RS Q e-tron, pictured under the tents next to the trucks: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

Audi RS Q e-tron, pictured under the tents next to the trucks: This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

Get to know Audi and the Dakar Rally

An adventure for Audi: After many international successes in a wide range of categories, the brand with the four rings returned to rallying in 2022 – a form of competition that marked the beginning of the brand’s successful history in motorsport. From 1981, the Audi quattro revolutionized rallying.

Dakar –
Behind
the scenes

Audi RS Q e-tron
Audi RS Q e-tron
Team Audi Sport

Audi RS Q e-tron, pictured in the images above: These vehicles shown here are the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Audi RS Q e-tron, pictured in the images above: These vehicles shown here are the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron, Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

Dakar

e-tron on track

An exciting episode series wherein the Audi factory drivers for the Dakar Rally get the chance to test three powerful vehicles¹ that were developed for racing and action.

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¹The vehicles shown are not available as production models. Professional driver, closed circuit. Do not attempt.

¹The vehicles shown are not available as production models. Professional driver, closed circuit. Do not attempt.

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