One of the two surviving prototypes Audi will sell at auctionSeptember 24, 2018
A pre-production prototype of Audi Quattro will be auctioned at the Silverstone auction house. In total, such cars with the right-hand drive were assembled 12 copies, and only two are known to have survived to this day. The preliminary price of a unique car is 50-60 thousand pounds sterling.
Audi Quattro, which was originally released for the homologation of a racing car for the most powerful class of the World Rally Championship – “Group 4” – was never considered by the manufacturer as a production model. Therefore, to develop right-hand drive vehicles for the UK market, Audi pushed the high demand for the coupe.
From the prototypes of prototypes, the chassis of the C-series differed (the goods were built on a platform D), four headlights, another suspension and brakes. Under the hood of the machine is installed a 2.1-liter five-cylinder engine with a turbocharger. The output of the engine, combined with a five-speed manual transmission, is 200 horsepower and 285 Nm torque. From a place to a hundred-wheel-drive coupe with this engine was able to accelerate in 7.1 seconds.
Sales of Audi Quattro in Europe began in the late 1980’s. The model was the first to offer a combination of front-engine layout, all-wheel drive and turbocharged engine. In total, from 1980 to 1991, 11,452 copies were produced.