Audi will bring 35 cars to 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Article by Andrew Christian, on June 22, 2015

Audi has a new look for its stand at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 25 to 28. The automaker will be bringing a fleet filled with icons from the past as well as current and future stars. Visitors will see the greatest and the most recent products from Audi as well as get the chance to immerse themselves in new attractions.

Audi’s redesigned stand is in a new location opposite the Formula 1 paddock, offering an even better view of the action at the track. The stand will hold 35 highlight cars. At the center of this is the visually stunning prologue concept created under the leadership of Audi Head of Design Marc Lichte. It also takes inspiration from the future styling and technology of the A6, A7 Sportback and A8 models.

This star car is equal to the all-new R8 with its 610PS V10 engine and an output of over 200mph. It is also comparable to the newest five-cylinder, 367PS RS 3 Sportback. Visitors will see these two new models on the main stand and at the supercar run on the Hillclimb. On Friday, the RS 3 Sportback is expected to easily go up the hill in the final phase of its Born Restless tour.

This Sportback, which can achieve a top speed of 174 mph and have a 4.3-second acceleration time has been able to get past obstacles like a tidal causeway and an ice hockey pitch so it’s believed to go up the hill at maximum attack before its 367 PS and 465NM power is physically held back by tie-down straps on the stand.

In the weekend, there will be a second car for additional sprints over the hill. Also scheduled for Friday is Audi Le Mans driver Oliver Jarvis getting behind the wheel of the R8 to push its power to achieve its sprint time of 3.2 seconds on its quattro all-wheel-drive grip. Throughout the weekend, R8 are set to go on runs. Audiences will also be sure to look out for the sub-50g/km Q7 e-tron quattro hybrid on the stand. This version of the premium SUV is slated to arrive in early 2016 in the UK.

It is the second series production e-tron model to come after the much-admired A3 Sportback e-tron. It is equipped with a six-cylinder diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain that can deliver as much as 34 miles of local emissions-free motoring and a combined range of more than 870 miles. Among the most anticipated model is an e-tron with six less seats that will make the trip to west Sussex. It was recently seen in a close fight with Porsche in Le Mans.

We will also see the number 7 R18 e-tron quattro LMP 1 sports prototype of Marcel Fassler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer going up the hill with Benoît behind the wheel. During the weekend, this sportscar star will be a guest at the stand with three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer. Those who arrive in Goodwood in an Audi get a treat.

After presenting their Audi key to the staff at the stand, they will be given complimentary soft drinks in an exclusive terrace area. They may also take a ringside seat in a VIP trackside grandstand. In this terrace in the afternoons of the weekend, Audi car owners will be served strawberries and cream.

Everyone else can view the advanced digital ‘sideshows’ elsewhere on the stand. Visitors can also take the ‘You vs quattro’ challenge which allows them to pit their reaction times against those of the newest quattro system. A leaderboard will display the names of the top performers.

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