Audi spoke about the creation of RS modelsMay 25, 2020
RS models from Audi Sport GmbH are dynamic versions of production models. They have a strong character, which consists of a clear differentiation of design, complete ease of use in everyday life, impeccable performance and vivid driving experience.
This is due to the relentless attention to the fine details of designers and developers, as well as test engineers who improve the model during numerous tests. The North Loop (Nordschleife) at the Nurburgring is a legend among racing tracks: the 20.832 km long track is one of the most difficult in the world. Over 80% of check-in is at full capacity.
The Audi AG sports division already has 12 RS models in its portfolio: RS 3 Sportback and Sedan, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupe and Sportback, RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback, TT RS Coupe and Roadster, RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback, as well as RS Q8. Eight of these models were introduced only in 2019, and Audi Sport GmbH has many more plans for the near future.
Future RS models will expand the range relatively soon after the launch of sales of regular versions of models. This means that their characteristics will be determined at an early stage and that their development will continue in parallel with the work on the serial versions on which they are based.
Engineers are trying to make cars not only powerful, but also efficient. The RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback and RS Q8 already use a mild hybrid system based on a 48-volt starter-generator, as well as a cylinder deactivation function (COD) in the V8 TFSI engine under partial load. Needless to say, these functions are also implemented in a typical RS way.
RS models are manufactured at four facilities. The RS 3 Sportback, RS 3 Sedan, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupe and RS 5 Sportback roll off the assembly line at a German plant in Ingolstadt. The RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback are produced at the Neckarsulm site. The Hungarian plant in Gyor builds the TT RS Coupe and Roadster, RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback models. The “charged” RS Q8 crossover is produced at the Slovak factory in Bratislava. The Böllinger Höfe factory is located near the factory in Neckarsulm, the headquarters of Audi Sport GmbH. It is here that sports and racing cars of the R8 family are produced, mainly by hand, and soon an all-electric Audi e-tron GT will be built here.
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