Audi Reveals Pikes Peak Ride and Drive Contest- Video

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Audi has released a new video today, breaking down the full Pikes Peak race course and the obstacles that the RS5 and Ducati Multistrada 1200 S will face during the hill climb. The company also revealed a twitter based contest that gives fans the chance to drive both the Multistrada and RS5.

The contest can be entered by tweeting why you want to come together with both Audi and Ducati, and must incorporate the hashtag, “#cometogether.” The winner will receive a trip to Sonoma, CA to attend the Audi sportscar experience one-day program at Infineon Raceway, and for a Ducati experience.

The brand also said that it would be donating to the “ Battle the Blaze” fund, which is setup to support local fire, police and other service departments that helped to battle the wildfire that threatened Pikes Peak.

The new video walks through every step of the race, and outlines the challenges that will be tackled by the racers, such as hairpin turns, high altitude and 2,000 ft. cliffs. The new partnership of Audi and Ducati was forged when the German automaker purchased the Italian motorcycle company.

Stats on the race machines are still not available, but from just looks alone, both the motorcycle and RS5 appear stock. The regular RS5 uses a 4.2-liter V8 that makes 444 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Matched with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission will get the power to the wheels. The standard coupe can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, before reaching a top speed which has been electronically limited at 155 mph.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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