15 Facts About Audi Quattro


Audi Quattro is a road and rally car, produced by the German automobile manufacturer Audi, part of the Volkswagen Group.

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The name has been used by Audi to refer to the quattro four-wheel-drive system, or any four-wheel-drive version of an Audi model.

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The original Audi Quattro model is commonly referred to as the Ur-Audi Quattro - the "Ur-" is an augmentative prefix.

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Audi Quattro was the first rally car to take advantage of the then-recently changed rules that allowed the use of four-wheel drive in competition racing.

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Audi Quattro shared many parts and platform with the Coupe version of the Audi 80 .

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The 20V RR Audi Quattro featured a new three-spoke steering wheel design, leather trim for door arm rests, gloveboxes, centre console and door pockets.

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North American Audi Quattro was manufactured concurrently and were of the same design as their European 1982 model year counterparts and continued through 1986.

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Audi Quattro built 200 special edition cars in 1988 with the WX engine and analogue instrument cluster, with everything else identical to the MB model of that year.

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Car was production-ready and garnered a lot of acclaim from both the motoring press and prospective buyers but due to the economic downturn of the 1990s, Audi Quattro decided not to press ahead with the project as the demand would not outweigh the development costs for the model.

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Audi Quattro four-wheel-drive system used in the concept was a rear-biased design utilising a two-stage differential distributing power front and aft through planetary gears.

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Audi Quattro A1 debuted at the WRC 1983 season opener Monte Carlo Rally, and went on to win the Swedish Rally and the Rally Portugal in the hands of Hannu Mikkola.

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In 1988, the Audi Ur-Quattro driven by Audi Tradition driver Luciano Viaro won the 13th Silvretta Classic Montafon.

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Audi Sport Quattro S1 was a variant of the Quattro developed for homologation for Group B rallying in 1984, and sold as a production car in limited numbers.

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Audi Sport Quattro RS 002 - Sports prototype "Group S" was a rally car that was initially designed for the forthcoming Group S regulations for 1987.

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Red 1983 Audi Quattro was driven by DCI Gene Hunt in the television drama Ashes to Ashes .

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