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Looks like Bentley will have a direct competitor. No – we are not talking about cars or motorsport. It’s about winter-sports and skiing.

Audi unveiled today the Carbon Ski set – an eye-catching piece of sports equipment with a minimalist design that focuses fully on one premium material: carbon.

Read: Bentley skis will cost 9800 USD

A cab of high-strength carbon fiber encloses layers of aluminum and titanium, as well as a wood core. At 1,550 grams (with a ski length of 170 cm), the ski will be about 200 grams lighter than comparable models. This allows it to be incredibly maneuverable and agile.

In January 2011, as part of the most famous downhill race in the world – the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel – and in February 2011 at the World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, customers were able to test the first prototypes of the Audi Carbon Ski. In addition to extensive tests by specialists from Head and the German Ski Association, these results will contribute to the ability to offer a perfected ski.