Audi Plans S1 Hoonitron, New S3 and R8 GT for Top Marques Monaco Show

[source: Audi France, translation by Apple]

Roissy-en-France – From June 5 to 9, 2024, the 19th edition of the Top Marques Monaco Show will be held. For the occasion, Audi will exclusively present the New Audi S3, the latest Audi RS 6 Avant GT and Ken Block’s Audi S1 Hoonitron.

New Audi S3: High-performance, agile and progressive

Launched for the first time in 1999, the Audi S3 quickly conquered car enthusiasts with its unique mix of performance, sophistication and comfort. The brand with the four rings recently unveiled its new version of the Audi S3, available in Sportback and Sedan bodywork, high-performance, agile and expressive. Increased power, a torque distributor and other technological innovations guarantee it high performance and excellent maneuverability. The increased dynamics of the new Audi S3 also results in a more progressive exterior design with an expressive front, a sports diffuser, a high-performance exhaust system with four outputs and customizable light signatures. The new Audi S3 also has an enriched standard endowment with the addition of the black plus aesthetic pack, over-tinted rear windows, the comfort key, the plus mood lighting pack but also sport suspensions.

Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron: a unique 100% electric vehicle

Modernized, electrified and inspired by the iconic design of the 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1,the Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron was exclusively and solely developed for the American drift legend Ken Block. This unique car, all-electric, was the protagonist of the Electrikhana and Electrikhana 2 drift videos that Ken Block produced with his team and which were released in 2022 and 2023. The entire development, including technology, of the Audi S1 Hoonitron was carried out by Audi Sport at the Neckarsulm site while Audi Design, in Ingolstadt, shaped the style of the car. The Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron has two electric motors, an all-wheel drive, power to sell, a carbon fiber chassis and all the safety standards prescribed by the FIA, the governing body of motorsport.

New Audi RS 6 Avant GT: an exclusive model with well-known origins

The New Audi RS 6 Avant GT is distinguished from other models of the A6 family, the Audi RS 6 Avant and the Audi RS 6 Avant performance version, thanks to its even more impressive appearance based on the RS 6 GTO concept, presented for the first time at the Top Marques Monaco Show during the 18th edition last year. This special edition is full of exclusive details for the exterior and interior. An impressive roof spoiler, a redefined diffuser and 22-inch wheels with a distinctive design highlight its leading position in the A6 range. The interior includes high-quality bucket seats, a new color combination and individual numbering for the 660 units planned. A lightweight and adjustable helical suspension exclusive to the Audi RS 6 Avant GT and a reworked quattro sport differential on the rear axle improve the driving experience. The bi-turbo V8 engine develops a power of 630 hp and a torque of 850 Nm between 2,300 and 4,500 rpm. Finally, historical sticks based on the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO guarantee the exclusivity of the model.

These 3 models will be exhibited exclusively at the 19th edition of the Top Marques Monaco Show from June 5 to 9, 2024.

About the Top Marques show

Top Brands is an exclusive international supercar show held in Monaco. Described by the New York Times as “the most exclusive car show in the world”, it is also recognized by the international media as “the greatest show on the planet”, “the car show like no other” or “the supercar paradise”. Run by the biggest names in the supercar and hypercar industry as well as by niche manufacturers, Top Marques is THE international motor show for those who want to buy – or sell – the latest models.

Under the Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco since its creation in 2004, the supercar show has opened up to vintage cars for its 17th edition in order to offer luxury car lovers the opportunity to buy models of all eras in the heart of the same show. A space has also been dedicated to the most beautiful and exceptional motorcycles of yesterday, today and tomorrow as well as a section for transport innovations with exceptional aerial vehicles. Last year, for the 18th edition of the show, Audi was present with the Audi RS 6 GTO concept.

This 19th edition will take place from June 5 to 9, 2024, at the Grimaldi Forum, with a VIP evening in preview on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m.

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