Q-Auto, the official importer of Audi in Qatar, launched the all-new RS 3 Sedan and the new Audi S5 during a spectacular track event held at the Losail International Circuit. The two-day occasion gathered clients, fans and sports car lovers, offering them a first-hand experience of the Audi Sport range including the RS 3, RS 7 and the R8. Marhaba was privileged to be part of the exclusive day for the media.
The Audi Sport range embodies the successful racing heritage of the brand, delivering the fundamentals of motorsports technology on to the road. A prime demonstration of the blistering performance of these models was experienced at the state-of-the-art Losail International Circuit, where guests put the R and RS models to test. The event gave privileged attendees an adrenaline-filled circuit lap session with the R8 V10 Plus, under the supervision of skilled Audi instructors. Powered by a 610-hp mid-mounted engine, the model thrilled participants, as it blazed the 5 km circuit with quattro four-wheel drive satisfaction.
Guests were given a chance to participate in dynamic exercises with the RS7 and the RS3, during which Audi Sport specialists shared techniques on track driving – including braking skills and slalom control. Both models offered exceptional performance as result of their powerful TFSI engines. While the RS 3 is equipped with the most powerful series-production five-cylinder in the world – the 2.5 TFSI, delivering a power output of 294 kW (400 hp), the athletic RS 7 Sportback sprints from 0–100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds with its 4.0 TFSI engine.
Commenting on the successful conclusion of the event, Ahmad Shariefi, General Manager of Audi Qatar, said:
‘Motorsports success is deeply rooted in Audi history and Audi Sport continues to excite and with regular podium success on the race track today. We are proud to provide our customers and fans with a unique opportunity to experience this celebrated racing DNA. The Audi Sport range of cars is specifically designed to meet the growing demand for performance models in the region, combining the thrill of speed with everyday functionality.’
‘The remarkable journey of Audi in Qatar is incomplete without the continuous support of our dear media members. We are glad to provide them a personal demonstration of the brand’s technologically advanced engineering.’
Launched by Audi Middle East, Audi Sport is a new performance subsidiary that caters to the special needs of fast car lovers. The dedicated brand is built on the pillars of Motorsport, Performance Models, Performance Parts, Merchandising and Audi Exclusive. As the official dealer of Audi Sport in the country, Q-Auto is committed to fuel the sporty passion among its clientele through exclusive community-focused initiatives.