Audi Middle East has announced at the Museum of the Future the brand’s unique and iconic S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron for the first time in the Middle East.
The S1 Hoonitron has been making waves around the world since its debut in the Elektrikhana movie, where it drifted through the streets of Las Vegas alongside the late legendary drifter Ken Block. The film has been viewed by millions worldwide, and the S1 Hoonitron quickly became a fan favorite.
The S1 Hoonitron will be the latest Audi futuristic concept car on display at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, UAE, and it is just one of several exciting Audi show cars on display for visitors this year as part of the ongoing successful collaboration between Audi and the Middle East And the museum, now in its second year. The collaboration aims to promote futuristic ideas and concepts that drive progress and shape the future of mobility, helping the country achieve its UAE Net Zero strategic initiative by 2050.
Inspired by the iconic 1987 Audi Sport quattro S1 Pikes Peak car, the S1 Hoonitron incorporates Audi’s electric drivetrain from mass production and motorsport, reflecting the vision of the brand’s electrification strategy and sustainability efforts.
The revolutionary Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron’s all-wheel drive system is fully electric, with both front and rear axles powered by a motor-generator unit (MGU). Four high-voltage batteries in standard Audi PHEV models power the drivetrain and operate at 800 volts. Each MGU produces 250 kW of power and 320 Nm of torque, resulting in a total output of 500 kW and 640 Nm of torque.
Carsten Bender, Managing Director, Audi Middle East, said: “Fans have already heard about the car from the legendary video of Ken Block showing off the prototype in Las Vegas, and we expect many will be keen to see it. The S1 Hoonitron is also an Audi An impressive example of commitment to innovation and electrification, and we look forward to sharing it with car enthusiasts and Audi fans in the region.”
Majed Al Mansoori, Deputy Executive Director of the Museum of the Future, said: “We look forward to presenting Audi’s iconic S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron at the Museum of the Future, which has quickly become a landmark in Dubai and the UAE. The Museum of the Future is home to visionaries, talents An incubator for futurists and an all-encompassing laboratory for future cities, technologies and concepts.Through our partnership with Audi Middle East, we aim to present a new vision of the future and sustainable mobility in line with the UAE’s Net Zero strategy initiative to 2050 .”
The Audi S1 e-tron quattro Hoonitron will be on display at the “Tomorrow Today” exhibition until the end of April 2023, where other iconic Audi show cars have previously been presented: Audi Vision GT, A6 Avant e-tron concept car, Skysphere And A:I ME so far. – trade arab news agency