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Audi Avus Quattro

The Audi Avus quattro is a sports car from the German car manufacturer Audi. It was first introduced at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. The Avus ... thumbnail 1 summary
The Audi Avus quattro is a sports car from the German car manufacturer Audi. It was first introduced at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. The Avus quattro had an aluminum exterior, which made it a lightweight, sleek and safer automobile.

The Avus quattro's engine was supposed to be a 6.0 L 60-valve 12-cylinder engine producing 509 PS (374 kW; 502 hp), capable of accelerating the car from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in about 3 seconds and a top speed of 259 mph (417 km/h). The exact car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, however, had a dummy made of carefully painted wood and plastic for an engine because at the time, such a powertrain was still in development; Audi-made W12 engines were not available to buyers until Audi presented its flagship A8 a few years later.

The Avus quattro is now on display at Audi's museum in Ingolstadt, Germany.

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Anonymous said...

The Avus Quattro was a concept car - a design study - that was never produced. This article gives the wrong impression.