How AUDI RS Sports Cars Are Made. The Audi RS models from Audi Sport GmbH are the dynamic spearheads of their respective product lines. They have a strong character that consists of distinct design differentiation, full everyday usability, effortless top performance, and a thrilling driving experience. This results from a relentless focus on minute details by the designers and development and test engineers, and it is perfected over numerous test drives around the world. There is a behind-the-scenes look at development work.
Audi RS models are produced at four locations. The Audi RS3 Sportback, the Audi RS3 Sedan, the Audi RS4 Avant, the Audi RS5 Coupé, and the Audi RS5 Sportback roll off the line in the German plant in Ingolstadt.
The Audi RS6 Avant and the Audi RS7 Sportback are produced at the Neckarsulm site.
At the Hungarian plant in Győr, the Audi TT RS as a Coupé and Roadster, the RS Q3 and the RS Q3 Sportback are built.
The Audi RS Q8 is produced at the Slovakian plant in Bratislava.
All RS models are processed on shared systems with their sister models. The Audi press shops supply the specific sheet metal parts made of steel or, in many cases, aluminum that are then assembled in the body shop.
The marriage, that is the assembly station where the suspension and drivetrain are joined with the body, is very challenging in the case of the models with a V8 engine in particular.
RS-specific parts such as the exhaust system, bumpers, rear aprons, and wheels complete the RS models. A two-digit number of RS6 Avants and RS7 Sportbacks are built in Neckarsulm every working day. Each one of them is checked on a road course before being handed over to the customer.
The “Böllinger Höfe” factory is located close by the Neckarsulm plant, the headquarters of Audi Sport GmbH. This is where the sports and racing cars of the R8 family are built, in large part by hand, and the fully electric Audi e-tron GT will soon be built here, too.