- Major classic car show from April 7 to 11, 2010
- Contemporary witnesses of “30 years of quattro” on the Audi stand in Hall 7
- Audi V8 quattro DTM 1990 is limited-edition Audi Tradition model of the year
Four rings, seven letters, 30 years: Audi is presenting its quattro success story at the 22nd Techno Classica in
Every year, around 150,000 fans, collectors and restorers make their way to the international classic car show in
The miniature – the Audi Tradition model of the year – is a 1:43-scale Audi V8 quattro DTM from 1990, limited to 333 units and in the colour orange. The original model is, of course, also on display: 20 years ago Audi had its first outing in the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) with the Audi V8 quattro. The spectators initially thought this car was anything other than sporty. But the “chauffeur saloon” fought through brilliantly against the tough competition: In the last race of the 1990 season, Hans-Joachim Stuck clinched the DTM championship title for Audi at the Hockenheimring.
The “Ur-quattro” is of course a must at such an event: At the Geneva Motor Show in March 1980, Audi astonished the automotive world by presenting a four-wheel-drive coupé, the Audi quattro, which would go on to write a whole new chapter in motoring history. The idea of a sports car with four-wheel drive had come into being in early 1977 during winter testing in
Its successor was the Audi S2 Coupé, which is also on show in
The fourth car on the Audi stand is an Audi RS2 Avant which was built from 1993 to 1995 and was the first model in the famous Audi RS series. This Avant, which transferred 315 bhp to the road, combined everyday suitability and sports performance like no other model before it.
And, last but not least, the Audi Club International (ACI) is presenting around 20 sporty exhibits from the four ACI divisions Auto Union, NSU, Audi Classic and Audi Lifestyle. These include a motorsport version of the DKW F12, an NSU TT, an Audi quattro from 1980 and an Audi 200 quattro in rally trim. The ACI is the umbrella organisation for the Audi clubs and the clubs of the predecessor brands of the present-day AUDI AG.