Audi Sport sub-brand, formerly known as Quattro GmbH, will introduce models like R8 V10 Spyder, the new 2018 TT RD and RS LMS customer race cars
Audi’s American division has officially announced the Audi Sport sub-brand at the 207 New York Motor Show. The Ingolstadt-based manufacturer says it will bring out the best models its portfolio has on offer in terms of quality standards and driving characteristics.
Under the Audi Sport, the United States market will see the arrival of R and RS models that are in the pipeline or in the pickings straightaway. In the next two years, Audi has planned to introduce as many as eight new models in the Audi Sport badge for US. First in the line are the potent R8 V10 Spyder, the new 2018 TT RS, RS3 and RS5.
Used to be referred as Quattro GmbH, the Audi Sport brand will be trying to induce its popularity from global racing stage in the US as well. Known for the customer racing packages in different tin-top categories, the Audi Sport will also offer race machines like the well-reputed R8 GT3, the new R8 LMS GT4 and RS3 LMS based on the customers’ preference in the class they compete in.
Particularly, the recently unveiled and all-new R8 LMS GT4 will likely garner more buyers. It is expected to make debut at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. The German company has confirmed that it will bring the TT RS and RS3 to US this summer while the 2018 RS5 Coupe will hit the showrooms in the opening half of next year.
It is worth noting that most of the dealers in Audi’s US network have already become part of the Audi Sport’s sales chain. In order to celebrate the arrival of Audi Sport, a new Sport edition of the R8 sportscar has been announced. It will have cosmetic upgrades and spurred up interior but mechanically the same V10 powering the regular R8 continues to be used.