Audi and Ducati. Two powerhouses in their respective realms, and as of recently the motorcycle brand belongs to Audi AG as part of Lamborghini. Inspired, perhaps, by the freshly forged relationship between he two companies, Audi has decided to examine how much the two share in their pursuit of glory at Pikes Peak by taking it on in tandem.

Of course, cameras were in place to capture the action as the hill-climb-ready RS5 and Ducati Mulitstrada took on all 12.42 miles and 156 tuns of the climb together. The stupendously high production value allows the you to take in the new, fully-paved course in all its glory.

You can watch the full 14,110-foot dual ascent below.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Less TV commercial soundtrack, more engine sound please.
      Anxious Logic
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should totally do another take with the TTRS and Hypermotard! And then another take with the R8 and Paningale... :D
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ducati should have brought a better bike.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another lame promotion from Audi. Almost as bad as the #wanta24hourtestdriveinanr8 with them picking someone 'totally at random' to be filmed in an R8 then bleat on about it forever. Or the TT RS marketing ploy (disguised as an online petition) designed to whip up interest in the States. Funny, Audi wasn't singing Ducati's praises when they were hanging out with Mercedes. But, all of a sudden, Ducati is the bee's knees. Looks like there won't be a Valentino Rossi Edition R8 after all... Oops.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Lame? Because they don't follow the same marketing ways as other brands? They think of new and creative ways how to promote their brand, they're thinking outside the box.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That appears to be a stock RS5.. and probably a bit heavy to win any of the classes @ Pikes Peak.. and not the sort of car any of their former rally champions would've used back in the day. Seems like pure promotion to me.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i liked the video)
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