Brian Joss – South Africa’s biggest automotive showcase, the Festival of Motoring takes place from 22 – 25 August at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg.
Audi has a lot of exciting activities taking place at the 2019 Festival of Motoring. Show visitors will be the first to touch, feel and have a glance at a few, new vehicles that will soon form part of Audi South Africa’s local model range. Visitors can meet and greet n international racing legend, Mattias Ekström.
The brand’s first fully electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron will also make its debut as will the Audi A1, the Audi Q3 , Audi A7 Sportback.
“Added to this, the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle, Audi e-tron will make its South African debut and showcase at the event this year. Expect to be electrified by the Audi e-tron’s cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art design. With 300 kW and 0 to 100 km acceleration in 5.7 seconds, the Audi e-tron catapults into a new era with its electrical all-wheel drive. The Audi e-tron is forward-looking, innovative, and electric – representing the next step into the future for the four rings and is a showstopper that should not be missed, ” Audi says.
If a thrilling test drive experience is what you’re looking for – there’s a range of high performance Audi RS models ready to hit the Kyalami race track. You can look forward to being thrilled with an instructor led driving experience in the Audi R8, RS 5 Sportback, RS 4 Avant and RS 3 range. The main Audi stand is where you can book your test drives. and experience the exciting Audi brand for yourself. On display will be the Audi Q8 and recently facelifted Audi TTS coupé.
Speed fanatics and adrenaline junkies have a whole lot of action in store at the Audi gymkhana and skid pan area. Come and meet the rallycross legend, Ekström, who is known for his aggressively fast yet technically controlled driving style. Mattias is a FIA World Rallycross Champion, a two-time DTM champion and a three-time winner of the Race of Champions. So expect to see an Audi speed and driving performance experience like no other, Audi said.
CAPTION: Electrifying: the Audi e-traon. Picture: Motorpress