30 years of quattro - 30 years of Vorsprung durch Technik
30 years of quattro mean 30 years of Vorsprung durch Technik - Truth in Engineering -
and also 30 years of success. Today Audi is the world's leading premium-segment manufacturer of passenger cars with permanent all-wheel drive. The current model lineup includes more than 120 quattro variants; a number of models are available exclusively with all-wheel drive.quattro in motorsport
quattro = motorsport ? Audi never doubted this equation going back to the very first day. Audi entered the World Rally Championship in 1981 and was exceedingly successful. After this, race cars equipped with permanent all-wheel drive dominated every circuit racing competition they entered. With its success in motorsport, quattro technology shaped the image of the Audi brand in a more enduring fashion than any advertising campaign costing millions ever could.
From 1980 through the end of 2009, Audi produced roughly 3.3 million cars with quattro all-wheel drive. In addition to the volume models, the S and the RS models also play an important role here. And the show cars - those gleaming one-of-a-kind vehicles in which the fascination of technology is focused - have also contributed to the success of the quattro concept.