Dakar prototype

This vehicle is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

This vehicle is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

Electrifying the desert

Audi is facing one of the greatest challenges in motorsport: The brand with the four rings will be competing in the famous Dakar Rally for the first time with an innovative prototype in 2022. The alternative drive concept combines an electric drivetrain with a high-voltage battery and a highly efficient energy converter for the first time. Cross-country rallying will be the spearhead of the factory motorsport commitment in the future.

Mattias Ekström, Stéphane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz.

First Dakar

2022

January 2022

Driver crews

3

from 3 nations

Motor generator units

3

one on each axle and one as energy converter

This vehicle is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

This vehicle is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

The foundation of our Dakar programme

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

Dakar

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

The Audi RS Q e-tron¹ is the new contender from the brand with the four rings for one of the greatest challenges there is in international racing in January 2022: the Dakar Rally.

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¹ This vehicle is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

¹ This vehicle is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

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

Dakar

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

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

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Andreas Roos, Sven Quandt and Julius Seebach.

Dakar

Trusting in experience: The Q Motorsport team

Audi will be taking part in the 2022 Dakar Rally with the newly-formed Q Motorsport GmbH, founded by the experienced Sven Quandt and his two sons Thomas and Tobias Quandt.

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Get to know Audi and the Dakar Rally

An new adventure for Audi: After many international successes in a wide range of categories, the brand with the four rings is thus returning to rallying, which marked the beginning of the brand’s successful history in motorsport. From 1981, the Audi quattro revolutionized rallying. Today, permanent four-wheel drive is the standard, not only for rally cars. It also guarantees maximum safety in the sportiest Audi production models, and now also electrically in the e-tron models.

Dakar –
Behind
the scenes

Carlos Sainz, Lucas Cruz, Emil Bergkvist, Mattias Ekström, Edouard Boulanger, Stéphane Peterhansel, Julius Seebach and Andreas Roos.
Stéphane Peterhansel,Mattias Ekström and Carlos Sainz.
Audi RS Q e-tron

Dakar 10/26/2021

“As a racing driver, what more can you ask for?”

Stéphane Peterhansel and Edouard Boulanger teamed up for the Rally Dakar. A talk about team building and opportunities.

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This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model. Closed course, professional driver. Do not attempt.

Dakar prototype

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