Audi e-tron technology demonstrator on the Streif
In late January, Audi sent its first fully electric-powered SUV onto the slopes where the world’s best ski racers battle for victory in the Hahnenkamm Race.
The specially equipped Audi e-tron climbed the Mausefalle on the legendary Streif. With an 85 percent gradient, the Mausefalle is the steepest section of the famous Streif downhill course in Kitzbühel. One of the most difficult downhill course in the world.
To climb this passage, the Audi e-tron technology demonstrator was equipped with a special quattro powertrain with two electric motors on the rear axle and one electric motor on the front axle. The technology demonstrator achieved a total boost output of 503 hp.
Audi also modified the software with respect to drive torque and torque distribution for the special conditions on the Streif.
19-inch wheels with spikes developed specifically for this driving event provided the necessary grip on snow and ice.
Audi had a strong partner at its side for this project: the Austrian Red Bull. The two companies are long-standing partners of the Hahnenkamm Race and conducted this event together.