German elite university's hot Audi racer sports Glasurit brand paints in white and titanium mat
Carmakers, university and suppliers join in sponsoring BASF Coatings’ technical platform
The Audi A4 3.0 TDI was finished in white and decorated with a stripe in titanium mat. The hubcaps were painted in titanium mat too. The racing car will compete in the S2 alternative fuel class. The racer has other special features too, including a performance of 300 horsepower and a 3.0-liter engine. The body finished by BASF is an Audi RS4 production body and, at the same time, is an innovative lightweight construction built by RWTH Aachen University. The car has permanent all-wheel drive and a modified racing ESP/ABS system.
Things will be "getting real" from May 22 to 25. Two hundred thirty teams are expected to compete in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. Over 200,000 spectators will be on hand to watch the race. And RWTH Aachen University plans to cause a sensation with its Audi.
A professor as a race car driver
The racing Audi will be piloted by a professor. Professor Stefan Gies, who already attracted attention at last year's Audi Cup, will be driving the race car though "Green Hell", as the Nürburgring is also called. Other drivers include Thomas Harnisch and Klaus Leinfelder, who both invested a lot of time and energy developing the special Audi.
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