Audi, known for pushing the boundaries of automotive innovation, has commemorated its remarkable achievements in the Dakar Rally with a limited-edition marvel — the Audi Q8 E-Tron Edition Dakar. This electric SUV is not just an ode to Audi’s success in the rally world but a fusion of electrification and off-road capability, promising an exhilarating driving experience.
Electrified Dakar Dominance Inspires Edition Dakar
In 2022, Audi made history by introducing the RS Q e-tron racer in the Dakar Rally, the first-ever electric drivetrain in a Dakar rally raider rig. The triumphs continued, with stage wins and an outright victory at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Now, Audi pays homage to its electric rally racer with the limited-edition Q8 E-Tron Edition Dakar.
Off-Road Ready: A Blend of Power and Performance
The Edition Dakar transforms the standard Q8 E-Tron into an off-road beast. Boasting a lift kit, wider wheel arch flares, and off-road tires, this SUV gains improved ground clearance, approach, and departure angles. The 402 horsepower electric drivetrain, coupled with a 106-kilowatt-hour battery pack, ensures a powerful performance that echoes Audi’s rally success.
Notable Features and Limited Availability
Limited to just 99 units, the Q8 E-Tron Edition Dakar comes with Matrix LED lighting, an S-Line interior, and a striking decal package inspired by the RS Q E-Tron Dakar racer. The air suspension setup, coupled with self-cleaning General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tires, enhances the SUV’s capability on various surfaces.
Exclusive European Release
Slated for availability in Q1 of this year, the 2024 Audi Q8 E-Tron Edition Dakar is an exclusive offering for Audi enthusiasts in Germany. Priced at around €120,000, this limited edition encapsulates the spirit of the Dakar Rally, combining Audi’s electrification prowess with off-road dominance.
In celebration of Audi‘s electrifying venture into the Dakar Rally, the Q8 E-Tron Edition Dakar stands as a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation and performance. Click here for more details.