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The Audi Wind Tunnel Centre

Audi’s Wind Tunnel Centre is one of the most modern in the world. It has three separate wind tunnels, enabling it to cover all of the test requirements for the complete Audi model range.

Fuel consumption, safety, ride comfort and environmental compatibility – the Audi Wind Tunnel Centre plays a key role in the new and ongoing development of cars and vehicle components. And last but not least, it is essential in heat management and air-conditioning to check initial calculations against experimental data.


The three wind tunnels and their tasks
The vehicle’s cooling systems are a major element in the research carried out in the thermal wind tunnel. Tests performed in the new climatic wind tunnel also deal with the comfort levels inside the vehicle.


Interdisciplinary research and development
The Audi Wind Tunnel Centre is located at the Group’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, with the site covering a total of 10,000 square metres. The main task of the Audi Wind Tunnel Centre is to support the development and further optimisation of Audi’s models. Moreover, the facility offers outstanding research conditions for top athletes. Already such visitors have included international cycle racers, swimming stars and skiers.