1989 Audi V8L Quattro

Audi V8L quattro

The Audi V8 was a big lavishness saloon reinforced by Audi AG of Germany from 1988 to 1994 as the caller’s range-topping example, and was the outset Audi to use its namesake locomotive shape. It was replaced by the A8 in 1994, though the A8 would not be sold in N America until the 1997 exemplar yr.

1989 Audi V8L Quattro

History

Although the fomite was based on VW/Audi’s existent C3 program (viz. the 100/200 saloon), the V8 modelling featured received quattro all-wheel driving and a 32 valve, DOHC V8 locomotive with either a five-speed manual or four-speed electronically controlled reflex infection, big it the ability and road-holding power to couple the V8 powered offerings from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The V8 nearly resembled the 100 and 200 models, although a unequalled grillwork pattern, drawn-out wheelbase, marked bicycle arches and bigger wheels helped severalise it. Practically tending was lavished on the fomite’s new locomotive, although the V8 was besides pregnant therein it was the low product Audi to compound the quattro organisation with an robotic transmittance.

The 3.6 L (3562 cc) powerplant was fundamentally two four-cylinder engines which had been paired at the crankshaft to shape a V8. Therein suit it was the Volkswagen Golf GTI’s 1.8 L, counterpart cam, 16-valve inline 4-cylinder that provided the start gunpoint. Mightiness turnout was real hard for the day, with 250 PS (184 kW/247 hp) and 340 N·m (251 ft·lb) of torsion useable concluded a reasonably wide-cut powerband.

Audi introduced a foresighted wheelbase variation in 1990 and in 1991 made a 4.2 L (4172 cc) powerplant with 280 PS (206 kW/276 hp) and 400 N·m (295 ft·lb) usable. Similar the foundation modelling, it had touchstone quattro and an optional robotlike transmittance, but a six-speed manual gearbox replaced the 5-speed of the 3.6 modeling.

1989 Audi V8L Quattro

The car’s bag damage in 1994, its net yr of product, was US$58,700.

Motorsport

1989 Audi V8L Quattro

Audi highly-developed a Grouping A challenger adaptation of the V8 for incoming into the DTM (German Phaeton Backing) and began racing with it in 1990 with Schmidt Motorsport functional the functioning and Hans-Joachim Stuck, Walter Rohrl and Frankfurter Jelinski drive. Stuck won the claim, and the undermentioned twelvemonth Audi added a s squad to the mix, Audi Zentrum Reutlingen. SMS continued with Stuck and Jelinski, piece AZR raced with Postmark Biela and Hubert Haupt. Biela gave Audi another cap in 1991, but was ineffective to hold the championship in 1992. Astern that flavour, the DTM organizers deemed the V8’s crankshaft illegal and Audi retired from the backing.

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