“It was an exciting, unforgettable day, a veritable adventure. You take away with you an incredible amount of experience, knowledge, safety and fascination on a day like this”, says Manuela E., winner of a driver training course in the Audi driving experience center in Neuburg an der Donau.
Just like her, the other winners of the online draw run jointly by Audi driving experience and the Donaukurier were truly amazed. More than 10,000 clicks, over 2,500 participants and 50 lucky winners, who weeks later would recall the driving experiences with a string of superlatives.
The Young Driver Training course also got under way, which is designed specifically for apprentices and students aged between 18 and 25. In powerful S models they learned how to control the car in hazardous situations as part of the steering slalom, while understeering and with ABS emergency braking.
“It took away my fear of wet and snow-covered roads; I now know how to respond if my car starts skidding”, is how Marie M. describes her newly acquired driving skills. Daniel S. was also one of the winners and totally inspired: “We learned how to respond in hazardous situations and I personally now drive into bends in a totally different way.”
Participants on the Compact training course were equally convinced that they had experienced a true highlight. Three different driver training courses, condensed into a single course, showed participants the versatility of the Audi driving experience with S models on the dynamic driving area, the Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus on the handling course, and the Audi Q7 on the off-road course. What they experienced convinced some of the participants to give their children a driver training course in the Audi driving experience center as a gift once they had passed their driving test.
The Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus with its brawny 449 kW (610 hp) took participants on the handling course for the R8 basic experience. Anton G., normally driving along Bavarian roads with 55 kW (75 hp) under the bonnet, was simply amazed: “I’ve never driven a car as great as this one. This feeling of accelerating out of the bend was simply pure fun at the wheel.” But it was not the speed alone that made an impression, but also the experience of learning something new as an experienced driver. “Who’d have ever thought I could have learned something new after over 30 years behind the wheel. After that day I must admit: I was wrong!”, is how the 56-year-old sums it up.
“Wow”, was the first reaction from Margit B. after returning from the Altmühltal Tour. Together with her partner she drove an Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus whose performance data is just incredibly impressive. “This sensation, this sound! I just can’t put it into words. I think I had a smile on my face the whole time”, is how she recalls her tour.
50 winners, 50 adventures, 50 experiences and no end of sheer happiness – the campaign run by Audi driving experience and the Donaukurier was a resounding success.
The competition gave all the winners no end of thrills and excitement, but also taught them something – just like all the other participants that have taken part in a training course since the inauguration of the Audi driving experience center in Neuburg an der Donau.