Magnus Racing at NY Auto Show

Magnus Racing Makes Appearance at New York International Auto Show

NEW YORK (March 23, 2016)- Continuing the strong support between Audi and Magnus Racing, the team was proud to be represented during today’s “media day” during the 2016 New York International Auto Show, North America’s first and largest-attended auto show dating back to 1900. As one of the largest shows in the world, the event is accustomed to some of the biggest brands and manufacturers using the event as a platform for showcasing new cars, launches, and more.

With Audi launching the all-new 2017 Audi R8 Spyder today, the Rolex 24 at Daytona winning No. 44 Audi Tire Center Audi R8 LMS was on display alongside, demonstrating the strong ties between Audi’s road and racing development. In fact, nearly 50% of the parts are shared between the two machines, with the Spyder boasting 540-hp and hitting 60mph in 3.6 seconds.

“It’s always exciting to be part of an event like this,” stated Magnus Racing team owner and co-driver John Potter. “We’re very proud of our success at Daytona, and it’s an honor for everyone at Audi to see the value in their motorsport heritage. The new Spyder seems like a really cool car, and considering how much it has in common with our machine, I’m sure it will be an amazing experience on the road.”