THE DAKAR VERSION OF AUDI'S RS Q E-TRON SHREDS FROZEN LAKES TOO!
There was much hype by Audi when it entered a trio of their Audi RS E-tron racecars in the famed Dakar Rally. Much fanfare was centred around the fact that electric vehicle technologies could be used in racecars that are subjected to the most extreme of environments. There was some very clever marketing that made people think that the electric setups carried the cars for miles, but it was only for the cameras that the electric motor was used, as soon as the cars crested hills out of site the purr of a gasoline engine was heard. Of course, this is how it has to be for now as there aren’t any recharging stations scattered around the desert, but it’s clear that as electric vehicle technology advances, longer and longer distances will be covered before needing to swap over to a combustion engine. This is why they’re currently referred to as Range Extender EVs.
This time instead of creating 20-foot sand rooster tails, the Audi RS Q E-tron was set to kick up clouds of ice and snow when it was presented to our man Ken Block by the man who piloted one in Dakar, Mattias Ekström. After a quick crash course in how the technologically-advanced purpose-built racecar control work and what the different systems do and how they operate, Block was able to shred Austria’s Zell am See frozen lake. Ken says he loves his job, well we love Ken’s job too.
Take a look at the YouTube video where our man Ken Block gets to drive the Audi RS Q e-tron on an ice lake proving that it doesn’t matter the temperature of terrain, the Audi owns it: Ken Block slays ice in Dakar Stage Winning Audi RS Q e-tron! | Ken Block
Be sure to check out our YouTube channel here for more exciting and exclusive SXdrv content! And don't forget to smash that subscribe button!