AMG’s rival performance brand, Audi Sport, is set to double its range of RS performance models in the next 18 months, according to the division’s new boss, Stephan Winkelmann.
“There is more to come,” he said. “We have one company, one name and we have a brand. But we will remain exclusive.”
The RS range includes hot versions of the A3, Q3, TT, A6 and A7. That will spread to other models over the next 18 months, but Winkelmann wouldn’t be drawn on which models and when. The A1, A4 and Q5 are likely candidates and a more focused R8 is also a possibility.
The former Lamborghini boss took over the RS brand in February. As part of the development of the business, Quattro, RS, Audi Exclusive and the customer car division of Audi Sport are being rolled into one organisation.
Winkelmann has vowed to develop RS in a different direction from that of AMG, whose sales are soaring.