Fans of the Vorsprung durch Technik brand rejoice as new models have been unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 (GFoS).
New models such as the new Q2, Audi’s most compact Q model, and the high-performance R8 V10 Spyder have been shown to the British public for the first time. The former is a small crossover powered by engines ranging from a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder to a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder with 190 hp, while the latter is the open-top version of the R8 with a howling 5.2-litre V10 located just behind its two occupants’ seats.
The Audi Sport family also gets a new addition in the form of the all-new five-cylinder TT RS Coupé – the idea of a newer, upgraded TT is tantalising to say the least, but sadly no news has yet been made on its availability in Malaysia. Need we remind you that the TT RS gets from 0 to 100 km/h just a tenth of a second slower than the R8 V10 Spyder at 3.7 seconds, thanks to the 2.5-litre five-cylinder powerplant that’s mated to the seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox which sends all 400 hp and 480 Nm of torque to the quattro all-wheel drive system.
Another highlight of the Audi stand will be the new Q7 e-tron quattro, its largest, most efficient SUV capable of driving up to 56 km on electric power alone. Under its bonnet is a 3.0-litre V6 diesel coupled with an electric motor with a combined output of 368 hp and 700 Nm of torque.
Paying homage to the R8 GT3 race car that took a total of 323 overall race wins, Audi will also present the brand new limited edition R8 V10 Plus Selection 24h. Only 24 of these 610 hp monsters will be built, making Audi’s most powerful car also one of its most exclusive. It’s based off the R8 V10 Plus, but most of the optional items such as the adaptive magnetic dampers and the dynamic steering are fitted as standard, and they’re finished in a special colour scheme.
As well as all-new vehicles, Audi’s entry level sedan – the A3 range has been enhanced and showcased on its stand in sedan, e-tron and Sportback form. The recent update brings a refreshed exterior and more tech inside, which includes the glorious Virtual Cockpit, the 12.3-inch hi-res instrument cluster that first appeared on the TT.
If only we are given the request form for specific models to be imported into Malaysia. The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place from 23 to 26 June 2016. Find out all about it here.
Audi A3 Facelift
Audi Q7 e-tron
Audi R8 V10 Plus Selection 24h
Audi TT RS