Audi in fine form at 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed
At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which took place from 23 – 26 June in Chichester, West Sussex, Audi was in fine form and showcased nine all-new models to an enthusiastic UK audience for the first time, with 35 cars on the stand in total.
The new Q2 compact crossover made its UK debut with eye-catching yellow paintwork, and the high-performance R8 V10 Spyder, capable of 0 – 62mph in just 3.6 seconds, made its first UK appearance. Also making their UK debuts were the all-new S5 Coupé, Q7 e-tron quattro, 394bhp TT RS Coupé and Roadster, the 4-litre SQ7 SUV and the second-generation A4 allroad. That’s one amazing Audi line-up.
The highly regarded and enhanced A3 range was on the stand in all its glory, plus the exclusive R8 V10 plus selection 24h was unveiled at the event – only 24 of these 610PS creations will be made, as a tribute to the R8 GT3 race car that won 323 races.
Audi made its presence known on the track too, with a professional driver behind the wheel of the Audi R8 V10 plus, racing up Goodwood’s famous hill climb on all three days of the event.
The Audi V8 DTM also took to the track with Frank Biela at the helm – it has been 25 years since his DTM triumph!
Audi commemorated an even older milestone at Goodwood too, with the Auto Union Type C ‘Silver Arrow’ taking on the hill climb; Nick Mason, Pink Floyd legend, drove to honour 80 years since the 1936 Auto Union European Championship victory.
Audi’s ever-popular off-road course featured the Q3, Q5 and Q7, offering guests a truly exciting experience. Visitors also had the opportunity to try Audi’s robotic chair and virtual reality driving experience software alongside Oliver Jarvis, Audi Sport racing driver.
If you would like to experience one of Audi’s vehicles for yourself, contact Jardine Motors Audi to arrange a test drive.