Audi Avus quattro
|Audi Avus quattro|
|Production||1991 (Concept car)|
|Designer||Martin Smith, J Mays|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
quattro permanent four-wheel drive
|Engine||6.0 L W12|
|Length||4,470 mm (176.0 in)|
|Width||2,006 mm (79.0 in)|
|Curb weight||1250 kg|
The Audi Avus quattro was a concept supercar made by the German car manufacturer Audi. It was first introduced at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. The Avus quattro had an aluminium space frame, 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). 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 2001, on the Audi A8 6.0 W12 quattro in 2001.
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