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Mattias Ekström drives Audi R8

Very nice. We can’t say he’s lucky because he deserves every bit of it.


After Tom Kristensen, Mattias Ekström now drives the most sporting Audi day-to-day: For winning the DTM title the Swede treated himself to a blue-silver Audi R8, which adds to his personal car pool.

‘It’s not just the colour scheme that reminds me of my Red Bull Audi A4 from the DTM,’ explains the 29-year old. ‘The Audi R8 is a fascinating sportscar which is great fun to drive. After I was allowed to drive an R8 from Lake Constance to Sweden in the summer it was clear to me: Such a thing must be in my garage!’

The Audi factory driver collected his personal R8 the day after the DTM Championship party in the Audi Forum Neckarsulm. Jörg Felske, Head of Sales Germany at AUDI AG, insisted on handing over the powerful 420-hp sportscar personally to his well-known customer.

Mattias Ekström, who, like his DTM team mates, drives an Audi RS 4 as company car has one concern: ‘I hope that I don’t collect too many points for the championship in Flensburg with the R8…’


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