Inspiring Progress: The Road to Dakar 2023
dakar image

Inspiring Progress: The Road to Dakar 2023

Welcome to the next chapter of progress. With a successful first run in the Dakar Rally 2022, Audi is taking its efforts to the next level. Rethinking, reimagining, and reinspiring a new generation of motorsport. We are getting ready for the Dakar Rally 2023, taking what we've learned the first time around and pioneering a new concept for Audi even further. Follow us on the road to Dakar 2023 with the redesigned Audi RS Q e-tron E2.

Motor generator units


One MGU on each axis and one as an energy converter




0 to 100 km/h on loose ground

Top speed




The Audi RS Q e-tron E2.

Winner of four stages at the 2022 Dakar Rally, the Audi RS Q e-tron comes back with a new body and airflow, improved operating strategy and optimised control concept. The RS Q e-tron now bears the abbreviation E2, reminiscent of the legendary Audi Sport quattro in its final development stage for Group B rallying in the 1980s.

*This vehicle shown here is the Rally Dakar vehicle that is not available as a production model.

Dakar article

With expertise and passion to the finish line:

The Audi RS Q e-tron made a triumphant debut at the 2022 Dakar Rally.

Read article
Dakar article

“We are excited by the extreme.”

In January 2022, Audi will compete in the legendary Dakar Rally. At the presentation of the specially developed RS Q e-tron, Julius Seebach, Managing Director of Audi Sport, discusses the legend of the rally, the allure of the extreme, and the courage to try something new.

Read article
Dakar article

“It’s yet another revolution”

Mattias Ekström is taking up the 2022 Dakar Rally challenge and talks about the sport, teams and adventures.

Read article
Dakar article

“We need to be prepared for every eventuality.”

Stefan Dreyer, Head of Development at Audi Sport discusses how the new Audi RS Q e-tron, which is being developed there for the 2022 Dakar Rally, is the most demanding project Audi has ever brought to the track.

Read article

Progress meets power.

Endure your experience by exploring further the future of electrification with the new fully electric Audi e-tron GT family. If you are interested in discovering everything about the Audi e-tron GT family, please click below to contact your local dealer for more information.