Audi made a reputation for itself within the late 20th century with its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, and as we speak, the model desires to indicate a shift to battery electrical autos will not change Quattro’s prowess.
The model revealed a brand new video on Tuesday that recreates its famed 1986 ski slope commercial. Within the unique advert, an Audi 100 sedan confirmed it may scale a 39-degree incline within the snow thanks partially to its AWD system. For 2019’s redux, Audi took to the Streif in Kitzbühel, Austria, to indicate electrical energy and Quattro completely go a hand-in-hand.
Former WRC and DTM champion Mattias Ekström was behind the wheel of the upcoming Audi e-tron SUV to deal with the extreme climb up the snow-covered slope, which measures about 41 levels however angles as sharply as 85 levels. As we watch the previous racer climb the slope, the e-tron does its factor, seemingly with ease. The studded tires in all probability assist immensely, however the truth of the matter is the AWD system is a giant participant within the SUV’s efficiency. We’re even handled to some flashbacks of the identical pink Audi 100 that starred within the unique 1986 advert.
This is not the primary time Audi has dug into its archives to indicate off Quattro’s functionality. In 2005, Audi recreated the unique 1986 advert with then-current A6 sedan to indicate off its efficiency chops. After all, the A6 additionally dealt with the ski slope in gorgeous style.
Viewers might be aware a cable on the entrance of the e-tron within the video above. Very similar to the unique 1986 advert, it is not a tow hook to idiot viewers. As an alternative, it is a one-way locking mechanism that will save the automobile from catastrophe if it could not attain the highest of the hill. It is merely within the title of security, not trickery.
Try the video above.