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1980 Audi Quattro

On March 3, 1980, the Audi Quattro was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. The car was destined to revolutionize the automotive industry. The sporting achievements that followed brought glory.

The Quattro was born during snow tests due to the brilliant idea of ​​using hollow shafts in the transmission to transfer torque to the front and rear axles. The system was supplemented by a central center differential, later the Torsen differential. The first quarter went on sale at the end of 1980. The faceted coupe became an instant bestseller. Permanent four-wheel drive and 200 hp five-cylinder turbocharged engine.

The circuit racing program was launched following success in sand and gravel racing. Once again, the Quattro concept proved its superiority: Audi drivers took the most prestigious prizes in the US and Europe. From 1982 to 1984, the Quattro won four rally championship titles, and these amazing successes of the already legendary drivers are not forgotten to this day.

Today, Quattro is a whole family of all-wheel drive road vehicles and one of the main concepts of the brand. For 25 years (until the end of 2004), 1,815,396 cars were produced. Today's model range includes 74 all-wheel-drive modifications. Thanks to continuous technical improvement, the reputation of the Quattro transmission is higher than ever. "Quattro" is not just movement. These are emotions, safety, and dynamics. Quattro vehicles are the driving force behind the Audi brand and an integral part of the latest technology.

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