Audi Announces Its First Dakar Entry With An EV Rally Fighter Prototype

Dec 10, 2020

Category: Rides

Despite boasting a long and illustrious history of elite rally competition, Audi has yet to try its luck at the infamous Dakar Rally. Though after recently announcing its withdrawal from Formula-E competition, the Four Rings has revealed that it will be entering the grueling rally raid event for the first time in 2022, campaigning a brand-new, all-electric off-road prototype.

Marking the first major manufacturer to develop a “viable alternative drive concept” for the iconic rally race, Audi appears to be taking its rally re-entry very seriously, diverting funding from its Formula-E program into its Dakar efforts. The German firm already has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from in the high-performance EV sector, though applying it to the Dakar will make for an immensely challenging endeavor, with the aforementioned two-week event constituting one of the world’s toughest motorsport proving grounds. Thus far Audi has only revealed a teaser image of the vehicle, though from what we can see of the prototype’s three-quarter silhouette, the rally fighter looks like it will be running alongside the T4.2 class, though only time will tell. For more information on this ambitious endeavor, you can check out the full press release linked below.

Learn More: Audi

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Ken Onion & CRKT Teamed On A Low-Profile Folder Perfect For EDC

The Stylus is one of four new knives Onion has designed for the company.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Partner

lululemon's Fast And Free Windbreaker Rethinks Traditional Running Outerwear

Crafted using stretchy SpeedWeave fabric for an uninhibited range of motion.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Mercedes-Benz Finally Unveils Its EQS Sedan, The First True Luxury EV

There's a dual-motor AWD variant good for 516hp and 478 miles of range.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

Flying Cars May Finally Arrive In 2026 & You Can Pre-Order This One Right Now

The first consumer drive & fly eVTOL is now taking orders.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

This Eye-Catching Custom CB550 Cafe Racer Motorcycle Could Be Yours

A breathtaking build that started its life as an amateur's unfinished effort.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021

Featured Image

This 1946 Indian Chopper Started The Roland Sands Design Motorcycle Legacy

A one-off Performance Machine two-wheeler more than 50 years in the making.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021