Most luxury automakers have a high-performance division. While most performance cars are simply a sprinkling of chassis & engine tuning, Audi takes performance to an unprecedented level. Look in the door jamb of any R8 and you will notice something unique. Audi’s top-level cars are built by a separate company: Audi Sport. What began as “Quattro GMBH” has been the R&D center for all VW brands. By divorcing luxury and performance brands, each company is held accountable for their separate goals.
Of course, most of this is trivial to the average enthusiast. The only way to purchase Audi Sport models is at Audi dealers, but your experience will be more refined. Inquiring about an RS model alerts the staff that you mean business. You want a car that has been tested wide-open on the ‘Ring. Audi Sport Manager Oliver Hoffmann had this to say: “RS vehicles have a strong and unique character: spontaneous maximum performance wherever and whenever desired, and effortless performance on long journeys. An RS is a true Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde. It is important for every kilometer, no matter how it is driven, to be an experience. This is achieved thanks to breathtaking design, high-end look and feel, and outstanding quality.” Click the links below to find yours and stay with us for all your Audi news.