Audi of America returns for the sixth consecutive year as the official automotive sponsor and vehicle provider for the Television Academy for the 68th Annual Emmy® Awards. The 2017 Audi R8, with either a 540 horsepower V10 engine or a 610 horsepower V10 plus engine, stars in a new commercial called “Desolation”. The 2017 Audi R8 features Audi Virtual Cockpit, which replaces the classic instrument panel, Audi connect® with 4G LTE connectivity and available Google Earth™ satellite maps. The spot will also air multiple times during the Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday, Sept. 18. “Desolation” was created by Venables Bell & Partners.