Audi Tradition celebrates 40 years of quattro

This year’s module of events will flog off during a Bremen Classic Motorshow (January 31 to Feb 2). The chronological dialect within AUDI AG will also be drifting a dwindle during a GP Ice Race (February 1 and 2) in Zell am See where an Audi quattro Rallye S1 will be drifted opposite a solidified lake. The large starting indicate in a annual module is traditionally a “Techno Classica” classical automobile uncover in Essen (March 25 to 29). Audi Tradition will be benefaction in gymnasium 4 of a chronological automobile show, where Audi’s thesis this year will be “40 years of quattro – bland all-wheel drive”. The concentration of this muster will be several former quattro models.

At a Geneva International Motor Show in Mar 1980, an all-wheel-drive, sporty Coupé caused a large stir. The Audi quattro was a initial high-performance automobile to be offering with all-wheel expostulate – a expostulate complement judgment that was formerly usually indifferent for use in trucks and off-roaders. The thought for this four-wheel-drive newcomer automobile arose in a winter of 1976/77 during exam drives for a VW Iltis off-roader that was being grown by Audi for a German army. The glorious pushing characteristics of this off-road automobile on ice and in sleet led engineers to a thought of installing a all-wheel expostulate complement of a VW Iltis in a series-production Audi 80.

The successive tests were generally impressive. And a outcome was a sporty Audi Coupé by a name of quattro. Its 147 kW/200 hp of energy came from a some-more absolute various of a 2.2-liter five-cylinder turbo engine presented in Fall 1979.

The Audi quattro done a motorsport entrance during a commencement of 1981 during a Jänner Rallye in Austria. The all-wheel-drive powerhouse from Ingolstadt revolutionized a general convene and racing stage from that indicate on.

Reason enough, then, for Audi Tradition to move some of a chronological Audi quattro models – convene and travel versions – out of storage for this year’s eventuality season. Classic events on Audi Tradition’s module embody a Goodwood Festival of Speed in England (July 9 to 12), a Eifel Rallye Festival in Daun (July 23 to 25), Classic Days during Schloss Dyck in Jüchen (July 31 to Aug 2), a home events Donau Classic (June 18 to 20) in Ingolstadt and Heidelberg Historic (July 9 to 11) nearby Neckarsulm, not to discuss a Sachsen Classic uncover during a company’s ancestral Zwickau plcae (August 13 to 15). The code with a 4 rings will also be represented during a Rossfeld hillclimb in Berchtesgaden (September 25 to 27), as good as during Audi RegioSprint in Ingolstadt (April 25) and, for a initial time ever, during a Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix (August 1 and 2). Historic motorcycles and an Auto Union Typ C can be seen and listened during Sachsenring Classic in Hohenstein-Ernstthal (May 8 to 10). The deteriorate will be dull out by a indication automobile fairs in a Audi Forum Neckarsulm (November 8) and Ingolstadt (November 29).