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Audi Sport sliding around a corner on the rally circuit.

Motorsport History

A legacy of victory repeating itself.

Winning didn’t come easy, but as you can see, we found our way to the front. Whether it was on gravel or asphalt, with quattro® all-wheel drive traction or by turning up the boost, Audi Sport engineering turned trophy collecting into a family tradition.


Audi Sport made its grand entrance in the rally circuit, competing for 6 years and taking home 23 world rally championships. At the Monte Carlo Rally with the Ur-quattro, Audi Sport unveiled an innovative and highly advanced all-wheel drive system to the motorsport world that revolutionized driving forever. Competing in the rally circuit allowed Audi Sport to test their capabilities and push the boundaries in motorsport.

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.

Driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck, Frank Jelinski and Walter Röhrl, the three Audi V8 Quattro DTM cars placed first, second and third in the final race at Hockenheim in 1990. Stuck also won the driver’s championship in 1990.

European model shown. Specifications may vary.

Final race at Hockenheim in 1990, three Audi V8 Quattro® DTM cars placed first, second and third.

Le Mans.

In 2012, the Audi R18 e-tron® quattro became the first hybrid-powered car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Featuring electric motors powering the front wheels, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro would go on to win the 2013 and 2014 races as well.

European model shown. Specifications may vary. Professional drivers on a closed course. Do not attempt. Always drive in a manner appropriate for the surrounding conditions.

How legends are made.

A new era begins.

The 2017–2018 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E team placed 1st and 2nd in the final weekend to win the team championship in dramatic style.

European model shown. Specifications may vary.

Audi racecar on the Formula E circuit.

Captivating from every angle.

Experience the dynamic performance of the Audi Sport lineup in our gallery. Feel free to download the images to use as a wallpaper on your device.