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Audi Avus quattro

Audi Avus quattro
Overview
Manufacturer
Audi AG
Designer
Martin Smith, J Mays
Body and chassis
Class
concept car
Body style
2-door coupé
Layout
Mid engine, quattro permanent four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine
6.0 L W12
Transmission
6-speed manual
Dimensions
Length
4,470 mm (176.0 in)
Width
2,006 mm (79.0 in)
Curb weight
1,250 kg (2756 lb)
The Audi Avus quattro was a "supercar-styled" concept car from the German car manufacturer Audi. It was first introduced at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. The Avus quattro had an aluminum body, which made it a lightweight and safe automobile. This second showing of the new aluminium architecture (after the quattro Spyder a month before) paved the way for the mass-produced aluminium A8 in 1994.
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 211 mph (340 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 mobile in Ingolstadt, Germany.


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Last updated on 24 October 2013 at 00:41.

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