Audi is one of the most famous car manufacturers in the world. Cars of this manufacturer, which have been produced for more than a hundred years, have repeatedly proven that German engineers are well-versed not only in luxury standards but also in the intricacies of car sportiness. This allowed Audi cars to become popular even before the first sports Audi car models appeared.
First steps into the sport industry
The manufacturer’s first steps into the world of sports cars were taken at the very beginning of the company when the first Audi Type A 10/22 hp (16 kW) Sport-Phaeton was presented in 1910. Of course, compared to today’s cars, this model was just primitive and simple, both in terms of power and comfort. Nevertheless, it was considered a technological marvel at the time, which just proves once again how much technology changes over the years.
70 years after the appearance of the first sports car, the legendary Quattro model was finally presented, which left an immense impression on everyone interested in cars and their capabilities. This Audi model gained its greatest advantage in off-road conditions thanks to the revolutionary four-wheel drive system and the powerful, five-cylinder 2.1-liter engine. Under the hood, more than 200 horsepower was hidden, which helped the car to reach the speed of 100 km/h in just 7.1 seconds.
True, the power, the car’s passability, and controllability were only part of the innovative changes that allowed the Audi Quattro models to reveal themselves in all their beauty. It is worth mentioning the electronic LCD instrument panel, which in the eighties made it possible to stand out from the competition and demonstrate the excellent engineering skills of the Audi manufacturer.
Soon, Audi expanded its range of sports cars and started producing the S and RS series. For example, the first Audi RS4, Audi S4, and Audi RS2 models were created in the nineties. The manufacturer paid a lot of attention to these models, which helped to create not only fast and well-handled but also extremely convenient and comfortable sports cars. The S and RS series of Audi sports cars are still in production today. This means that for more than 40 years, the manufacturer has been improving modern sports car production skills and every year surprises more and more with unique, powerful, and luxurious cars.
In 2006, the company introduced the most memorable and fastest Audi R8 sports car. In contrast to most other S or RS models, the Audi R8 was more reminiscent of a real sports car rather than a comfortable car for everyday trips. The unique design, two-seater body, and rear-mounted engine have created a beast with incredible control and enormous power. For example, some of the new Audi R8 Performance Quattro models are equipped with V10 engines that help the car reach 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds.