Modernized, electrified and inspired by the iconic 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1, the Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron will be unveiled to the North American public for the first time at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Rally held in Laguna Seca during Monterey Car Week August 17-20. This one-of-a-kind car was made exclusively for the legendary American Ken Block, and will be featured in the next installment of his popular Gymkhana series, “Elekrikhana”.
The Audi S1 a)S S1-e-en-k quat the door the the door the door the their door their. Featuring two electric motors, all-wheel drive, a carbon fiber chassis and incorporating all the safety standards specified by motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, the Audi S1 Hoonitron dispels all doubts that an electric car can’t be attractive and equal to modern performance. The Audi S1Hoonitron will be on display at Laguna Seca Speedway as part of the historic Monterey Car Week from August 17-21. This will be the first time the North American public will have the opportunity to experience the electric car that Ken Block will be driving. In addition, fans will also be able to see the original Audi Sport quattro S1 that Walter Röhrl set his record on Pikes Peak in 1987 in just 10 minutes and 48 seconds on gravel. This is still the fastest time on an unpaved stretch of road, as it has since been paved.
In December 2021, plans to invent an enhanced interpretation of an undeniable design icon from the Audi brand were quickly implemented. Usually, for a project of this size, designers and engineers set aside more than a year to produce such an ambitious idea. However, in the case of the Audi S1Hoonitron, a deadline of four weeks was agreed by the Audi Sport teams in Neckarsulm. After almost a month of hard work building the future, the Audi S1Hoonitron is complete. While Audi’s design studio in Ingolstadt, Germany was responsible for the style, all development, including the advanced technology that brought the car to life, took place at the Audi Sport premises in Neckarsulm. This site is perfect for the development of a future-oriented performance car, as it is also where the commercial Audi RS e-tron GT is produced.
From 1984 to 1987, Audi rally driver Walter Röhrl drove the original Audi Sport quattro S1 during the Group B era of rally racing. The “unfair advantage” brought to the road by the unique quattro-wheel-drive system has fueled the brand’s success in off-road, road and circuit competitions, with performance benefits that go beyond snowy roads and off-road driving. . Today, Audi’s quattro system has evolved with the latest technology and references coming directly from the world of sports. The modern interpretation, the Audi S1Hoonitron, is a highlight for this important period, while considering the dedication of the power supply. The Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback and e-tron GT will be joined by the Audi Q4 e-tron SUV and Q4 Sportback e-tron, bringing the number of exclusive models offered in the US market to five.