VW: YouTube stars show off incredible feats

VW: YouTube stars show off incredible feats

Can an electric car from the VW Group just roll calmly down the road? Are you kidding me? When you say that, you are serious! American YouTube and drift star Ken Block shows just how much the Audi S1 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

For about eight minutes, the American rally driver impresses his fans with spectacular driving maneuvers in Las Vegas at night. But is there more to the PR stunt by the VW subsidiary?

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For drift fans and YouTube star Ken Block, these cool pictures are nothing new – but the American’s latest video has been clicked more than 3.5 million times in just a few days. It shows him in an electric Audi S1 ​​​​e-tron quattro Hoonitron racing through Las Vegas at night. An American rally driver jumps like a madman and makes the VW subsidiary’s model scream.

But not only on the street! Ken Block even drives through casinos and several underground parking lots in an electric car. The absolute highlight is the scene where he touches several punching bags on the roof of a building with his back wing. But don’t worry: the shooting area was closed beforehand and everything was carefully monitored.

For the sake of Electric Video The YouTube star worked closely with the VW subsidiary. After all, this model of Audi has not yet been manufactured. The boss of Audi Motorsport, Sebastian Grams is happy on LinkedIn: “I am proud to see how the Audi S1 ​​​​Hoonitron shakes the streets of Las Vegas.” Head of Technical Development, Oliver Hoffmann, also has his opinion: “With the S1 Hoonitron we broke new ground,” he writes.

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The VW subsidiary has big plans

The newspaper “Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung” (WAZ) reports that Ken Block is enthusiastic about the new electric car – especially about its look from the eighties: “I think it’s good that Audi designers are aware of their past inspired by bringing technology and looking these days,” Ken was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

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But what exactly is behind the “Electrikhana video”? According to “WAZ” The Ingolstadt company wanted to show that electric cars can also transmit emotions. All electric models are often accused of being “cold”. In addition, Audi wants to enter the Formula 1 in 2026 – so such a small picture can’t hurt, of course.