The head of Audi Sport is going to “write off” cars with gas engines for racingSeptember 21, 2019
The head of the Audi Sport racing company, Chris Reinke, believes that in the future, racing cars with an ICE engine will be sent to racing tracks.
Speaking to car sales, Reinke, who works with Audi GT2, GT3, GT4 and TCR racing programs, suggested that gas-powered cars would soon be used exclusively for leisure and entertainment, just like sailboats.
“I think that when we talk about moving people … we used to transport cargo across the Atlantic with sail boats – and now we do it with container ships, but that does not mean that there is no more sailing. In fact, there are more sailing boats than ever – now for relaxation and entertainment, ”he said. “This is a similar path that we will go with motorsport. Driving used to play the role of being able to get from point A to point B. But I believe that in the future the trip will probably be … electric; most likely … autonomous driving. “
According to him, motorists will ultimately use fully electric and autonomous vehicles on weekdays for their necessary travel to work, and then on weekends they will drive more traditional and attractive cars. This is not a completely foreign idea. The only difference in moving forward, at least according to Reinke, is that these weekend cars can be limited to racetracks and racetracks.
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