What do Lightweight bicycle components and Audi’s R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 race car have in common? For starters both employ the use of T1000 carbon fiber. That, and they both include a hefty price tag. First teased back in March, Audi’s Sport Racing bike is gaining a lot of attention lately – mostly due to the price tag. That’s understandable considering the €17,500 ($19,500) sticker, but hey, it’s still $12k cheaper than the Lamborghini Aventador BMC Impec.
Sure, the Audi Sport Racing Bike is expensive, but considering the top tier build on the Lightweight wheels and frame, it’s not that surprising…
Using the Lightweight Urgestalt as a canvas, the Audi road bike starts with a 790g frame (54cm) that is designed to be more fondo than racer. Throw in the Lightweight Meilenstein carbon wheels and you’re already looking at $10,000 retail for the frame, fork, and wheels alone. Obviously, you could pick up a DuraAce Di2 group, custom R8 nappa leather covered Selle Italia Saddle and the rest of the components for less than $9,500, but with that difference you’re paying for one of just 50 bikes with sweet custom Audi paint and a build that tips the scales at 13 lbs (5.8kg).
With each bike individually labeled and numbered with a special plaque on the seat tube, Audi Sport Bikes can be ordered directly from Quattro GmbH, or from any Audi dealer world wide.