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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Looking at Avus Quattro, the first Audi-built supercar concept

Having elegant and futuristic shapes are our assessment of today's Audi models. Might be you agree with that, where modern Audi cars have a futuristic look with sharp line drawings combined with high standard details typical of European automotive manufacturers, thus making the mass production cars from one of German's leading automotive manufacturers always look elegant when used on the highways.
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept-driven its all wheels by a 6.0-liter W12 engine coupled with the six-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
Excellence in the matter of design and materials owned by Audi can be ascertained, was begun with a work on sketches which later turns into prototypes of the design team working at Audi's headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. The prototype is then transformed into a concept car and will usually be introduced to the public first, to see the public response to the model and before it is decided to proceed into the production line or not.
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept has stolen the attention of the world's automotive enthusiasts at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show with its beautiful body made of hand-beaten panels. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
On this occasion, we will discuss an Audi concept car from the past which is predicted to have a big hand in developing the design of production cars from Audi that exist today. This R8 precursor shakes with a dummy W12 engine mounted in the middle and wrapped in a low aluminum body.

This concept car was named 'Audi Avus Quatrro,' the concept car was named after a race track in Berlin. The car concept was not only Audi's way of reviewing the use of a W12 engine when combined with an intensively aluminum bodywork construction, but it was also a sign for the future in terms of mid-engined supercars.
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept has a very lightweight aluminum bodywork of 1,250 kg (2,755 pounds). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
The concept car that was first introduced to the public at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show turned out to have stolen the attention of the world's automotive enthusiasts at that time with its beautiful body made of hand-beaten panels, with a thickness of 1.5 mm and left unpainted as a sign that it inspired of the Auto Union race car in early of the 1930s.
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept applied the aluminum-intensive body and exclusive development of Audi Space Frame. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
Thanks to the aluminum-intensive body and exclusive development of Audi Space Frame, the all-wheel-drive Avus Quattro has a very lightweight of 1,250 kg (2,755 pounds). And able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph done in just three seconds before reaching a top speed of 334 kph (210 mph).
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just three seconds and has a top speed of 334 kph (210 mph). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
However, these numbers are only hypothetical performance numbers because the concept car did not actually adopt a 6.0-liter W12 engine with a power of 502 horsepower (374 kilowatts) to drive all of its wheels with a six-speed manual transmission system. Where at that time, the German manufacturer was still developing a car using a twelve-cylinder unit, so that the Avus Quattro concept, in fact, had a dummy machine made of wood and plastic.
The Avus Quattro concept was never destined to go into the production line and there're rumors say Audi even rejected the offers from at least a dozen potential customers even though they were willing to pay as much as $12 million for the road-going version. Today, if you want to check the overall appearance of the Audi Avus Quattro concept, you can find it at Audi's museum in Ingolstadt, Germany. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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