A history of the Audi motor corporation
A brief overview concerning the Audi motor corporation.
Audi started out in 1910 with the release of their first vehicle the Type B, however it wasn’t until 1932 when they merged with Horch, Wanderer and DJW to form the Auto Union that the company really took off. Whilst working within the Auto Union they manufactured the first European car to feature the combination of a six cylinder engine and front-wheel drive.
The car manufacturer have also enjoyed success outside of the commercial market. Audi released a string of successful rallying cars, most significantly the Audi Quattro which is still considered one of the most significant competitive rally cars of all time. This is due to its ground-breaking use of four wheel drive in the competitive racing realm, something that was unheard of until the Quattro. Other successful non commercial vehicles include the Bentley Speed 8s which went on to compete in championship racing events such as the Le Mans.
Currently Audi are in the process of developing their ‘e-tron electric drive power-train system’. This project focuses on manufacturing and producing efficient and eco friendly electric vehicles. The car spearheading this campaign is the Audi a1 e-ron; a car that can reach a top speed of 81mph and can produce zero emissions over a distance of 31 miles in city traffic.