Lost Treasure: Unseen Video Of The Audi Avus Quattro Supercar

by AutoExpert   |  20 February, 2023

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The Audi Avus Quattro, an exceptional concept car produced by Audi, is being showcased in a rare video. First presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1991, this sleek supercar is made of hand-crafted aluminum and has a polished body without any paint!

The car's design preceded the Audi Space Frame, which was introduced in 1993 and previewed the original A8, launched a year later. The vehicle's name, Avus, is derived from a race track near Berlin and also shares its name with the 1930s Type C from the Auto Union era.

Audi Avus Quattro

The car's body panels were impressively thin, enabling Audi to maintain its weight at a remarkably low 2,755 pounds. In the video, it is shown that the Avus Quattro concept car cannot be driven, even though it features advanced engineering such as rear-wheel steering, three differentials, and triple exhaust tips.

Originally, the Avus Quattro envisioned with a powerful W12 engine that was capable of producing over 500 horsepower, but it was actually just a 6.0-liter mock-up made from plastic and wood. The car's projected performance figures were impressive, with a 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of three seconds and a top speed of 210 mph.

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Despite its impressive design, Audi had no plans to produce the Avus Quattro. However, it was rumored that a few wealthy individuals attempted to persuade Audi to build the car for $12 million each.

 

 

 

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