Audi Tradition in Monaco with Silver Arrows

Posted on 03. May, 2014 by in Audi Canada

The Auto Union Type C was a magnitude of all things in a 1936 racing season. The story of a many successful Auto Union driver, Bernd Rosmeyer, who claimed a European Championship that year, is indelibly related with a Type C. A 16-cylinder engine with 520 hp accelerated a Silver Arrow to a tip speed of 340 kilometers per hour (211.27 mph). Developed by Ferdinand Porsche, a automobile is deliberate a “grandfather” of today’s Formula 1 competition cars. Its many poignant pattern underline is a six-liter V16 engine mounted behind a motorist and brazen of a back axle. The Auto Union Type C won 3 of 5 Grand Prix races in 1936: half of a circuit races and all of a towering races.

Another racing idol will be behind a circle of a Auto Union Type C during a 2014 Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, however: Jacky Ickx. The Belgian gathering Formula 1 for twelve years during a time when a drivers still risked their lives each time they climbed into a cockpit. He twice finished second in a Drivers Championship and won a 24 Hours of Le Mans 6 times. Ickx is already looking brazen to his coming in a Auto Union Type C. “Driving a automobile like that in a plcae like that is a privilege.”

On Sunday, May 10, Audi Board Member for Technical Development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg will stand behind a circle of a twin-supercharged Auto Union Type D. This automobile is deliberate a many pleasing of a Silver Arrows and represents a final era from a Auto Union Racing dialect before World War Two. Due to order changes following a 1938 deteriorate tying banishment to 3 liters, a 1939 automobile is versed with a 485-hp, twelve-cylinder engine that powers it to a tip speed of 330 km/h (205.05 mph). “I am unequivocally looking brazen to this confront with the brand’s racing history,” pronounced Hackenberg.

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