In 1986 Audi 100 quattro running rally driver Harald Demoute were able to go on a ski jump in the Finnish city Chipola.
This year, the all-wheel drive quattro from Audi celebrated its 40-year anniversary. In honor of this event the company released a number of photos and revealed the story of the testing of this technology. For example, in one of the photos shows how in 1986 the all-wheel drive sedan Audi 100 running rally driver Harald Demoute could ride a ski jump in the Finnish city Chipola. At the same time, during this unusual and risky test car was shod in summer tires.
In 2005, Audi has successfully repeated the lift on the A6 quattro. In 2019 racer Mattias ekström behind the wheel of the Audi e-tron quattro, which is equipped with three electric motors, was able to overcome the steepest part ski the Streif in Kitzbuhel, where the elevation reached 85%.
The story itself Quattro began in 1977, when the first test prototypes, equipped with all-wheel drive went on test in the Alps. Then the car, shod in summer tires, was able to overcome ice-covered and snow climb a slope of 33%. After that, the leadership of the German company approved the production development of advanced all-wheel drive.
As a result, the world’s first production car with permanent all-wheel drive was the Audi Ur-quattro. Premiere of the car took place in 1980 at the Geneva motor show. 6 years later the company introduced the second generation of its technology quattro, equipped with a Torsen center differential with mechanical lock. The first car that received an upgraded all-wheel drive was the Audi 80,
In 1995, Audi started serial production of four-wheel drive diesel models. 10 years later, the quattro system began to use the center differential with the possibility of asymmetric torque distribution. In 2007, the Audi R8 on the front axle appeared viscous coupling, and a year later – the sport differential. In 2016 debuted quattro ultra.
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