Techno Classica Weekend Edition: 1991 Audi Avus Quattro

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A suitable counterpart or companion piece for the restrained and tasteful – albeit orange – Quattro Spyder is the Avus concept, all bulges and polished surfaces. This is also a 1991 car, and mid-engined, but somehow it couldn’t be more different.
For some reason, I really enjoy Volkswagen Audi Group’s “Not Veyron” concepts.

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Yeah, it’s all aluminium, not chrome. The shapes take their inspiration from Audi’s prewar racers, and the name Avus even reflects those days.
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The Avus also introduced the W12 engine to the world. A 502-horsepower unit which of course sent power to all four wheels – or did it? The show car didn’t have the engine installed, but a mock-up in its place.
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Yet, you can’t deny the striking looks of the Avus. “This is the part in quattro where we dance.”
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And inside, red leather buckets.
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Both cars side by side at Techno Classica, 18″ wheels gleaming.

By |2016-04-09T10:00:00+00:00April 9th, 2016|Weekend Edition|0 Comments

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