Audi is launching the RS Q e-Tron E2, a new buggy that will compete in the Dakar Rally 2023

Audi is launching the RS Q e-Tron E2, a new buggy that will compete in the Dakar Rally 2023


At the beginning of the year we saw What does Sainz’s Audi RS Q E-Tron look like?, winner of the third stage of Dakar 2022 and, however, among the favorites to win. Unfortunately the team of Sainz and Peterhansel were not so lucky, but their eyes are on the next edition of the Dakar 2023 which The new Audi RS Q e-Tron E2 will participate.

This second generation model will be a extensively updated buggy compared to the previous version and will be powered by a new renewable fuel obtained from zero-impact vegetable residues. The House of the Four Rings has only one goal in the Saudi Arabian race: to win the podium by setting new standards of efficiency and competitiveness.

All right CEO of Audi Sport Rolf Michel spoke about it in detail: “We see a good and good competitive tension. We know that we are ready. Our car is now very reliable. The improvements over the first generation Audi RS Q e-tron are significant. The dynamics and processes of the internal team are also tested. Our goal it’s the podium. We’re as fully prepared as possible, but the outside is still unpredictable”.

However, the Dakar 2023 Rally will not be easy, at all: no fourteen steps that will take place from December 31 they will see almost a completely new track, with unprecedented difficulty and distance between 350 and 500 km. Between the largest sand desert in the world and long technical stages, the three cars entrusted to Carlos Sainz, Stéphane Peterhansel and Mattias Eksström will have to show that they are capable of to face even the most surprising and unexpected events.

In short, you better not miss the Dakar this year if you have a serious passion for motorsport. About that, here all types of Dakar 2023.