In a pretty damn awesome of cutting-edge technology and electrifying power, Audi's RS Q e-tron rally car screamed through the vibrant streets of Madrid to showcase the future of electric drive technology. This cool event follows on from the RS Q e-tron's city tour of Hamburg a year back. It’s pretty cool that this took place in Madrid because it's the hometown of Audi factory drivers Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz and it provided the perfect backdrop for this awesome display of performance and skilled driving. The tour kicked off at the iconic Las Ventas arena, a venue steeped in history and culture, with nearly 90 years of bullfighting and other home-grown performances. Emerging from the arena's catacombs, Sainz and Cruz guided the RS Q e-tron into the arena interior, where the electric rally car unleashed its horsepower - an impressive 263 kW of electric drive - shown off with drifts and associated manoeuvres. The high-speed journey continued to the Fuente de Cibeles, a symbol of Madrid's grandeur, surrounded by historic landmarks like the Palacio de Buenavista, the Palacio de Linares, and the Palacio de Cibeles. Here, the RS Q e-tron made its presence felt once again through drifting and tyre smoke and leaving rubber tracks as proof. The Fuente de Neptuno was the next stage for these shenanigans where the Spanish duo put the RS Q e-tron through its paces. As the RS Q e-tron roared down the busy Gran Via, it turned heads at every corner, something as out-of-place as the rally car attracted loads of attention. A fair amount of selfies and autographs was the result, and the Spanish celebrity racers happily obliged. From there the journey moved on to Plaza de Oriente, found between the Palacio Real and the Teatro Real, the perfect spot for the grand finale.
Take a look at the YouTube video put together by Audi to show off the properly sorted Audi RS Q e-tron rally car as it rips up the streets and visits famous landmarks across the Spanish city of Madrid. The hybrid rally car was piloted by none other than Carlos Sainz Snr and Lucas Cruz, a pair of well-known rally drivers who both hail from Spain, which explains why they were treated like celebrities and ended up on hundreds of Instagram and TokTok accounts during their tour of the iconic Spanish city: Audi RS Q e tron wows Madrid | CWMedia
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