For those days when flogging your mansion staff just isn’t providing the joy that it used to, the Audi Chicagoland dealers have teamed up with the Joilet, Illinois-based Autobahn Country Club to provide an equally enthralling experience for the upper crust.
Dubbed the “Autobahn Experience,” the new program is aimed at providing local Audi owners and enthusiasts with coveted track time behind the wheel of Audi’s most performance-oriented rides. Presumably for insurance purposes, the Audi R8 is noticeably lacking from the Autobahn Experience roster, but participants are able to get their manicured hands on two other race-bred beasts: the Audi TTS Coupe and the Audi S5 Coupe. Although the S5 Coupe’s 354-hp V8 outpaces the turbocharged 2.0TFSI-equipped TTS Coupe by a full 89 horses, both coupes still feature Audi’s unique quattro® all-wheel drive system and the impressive ability to sprint from 0-60mph in a mere 4.9 seconds.
To ensure that the throttle-thrashing needs of the top 1% are completely sated, each Autobahn Experience session also comes replete with professional driving instructors and intensive, hands-on autocross and track training. “This is a great opportunity for customers to test drive the latest Audi performance models,” explained Scott Zuercher, Area General Manager for Chicago, Audi of America. “Our dealer partners in Chicagoland all benefit from the investment of customer enjoyment and familiarization with the Audi brand.”