Three vital anniversaries for Audi during Goodwood

Posted on 17. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Each year, a world’s biggest eventuality in ancestral motorsport attracts some 160,000 visitors from all over a world. Audi Tradition is featuring a Audi Type C “Alpine Victor” for a initial time during a Festival of Speed. When owner Aug Horch left a Horch association in 1909, he determined a new craving in a unequivocally same year and named it Audi – a Latin interpretation of his surname, that means “Hark!” Aug Horch’s third Audi model, a Type C, was denounced in 1911 and deliberate to be one of his best and many mature designs. The “Type C” truly valid a eagerness when it won one of a toughest engine foe continuation races of that epoch – a Austrian Alpine Trial – 3 times in period between 1912 and 1914.

The Auto Union Type C from 1936 is a informed face during a Goodwood Festival of Speed. This racing car, in that Bernd Rosemeyer dominated European racing circuits in 1936, is a genuine favorite with a crowds in England. In 1937, Bernd Rosemeyer gathering it to feat in a initial Grand Prix to be hold during Donington Park. The Type C’s 520 hp and 16 cylinders spin hundreds of heads a impulse this car’s engine is started. This year it will be driven by five-time Le Mans leader Frank Biela, who is inseparably compared with Audi’s racing achievements. “Driving during Goodwood is always a special experience. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a Auto Union Silver Arrow,” remarked Biela.

Having pulled out of convene foe and switched to a racetrack, in 1988 Audi returned to a general arena: The Ingolstadt carmaker combined a genuine stir in a American TransAm Championship with an Audi 200 quattro. The subsequent year it stayed in North America and entered a GTO difficulty of a IMSA Series for a initial time in 1989. The Audi 90 quattro IMSA-GTO, in that Hans-Joachim Stuck finished as runner-up in a World Championship, grown 720 hp. Three-time Le Mans leader André Lotterer will be sitting behind a circle of a Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO during a Festival of Speed. “I unequivocally can’t wait. we only adore Audi racing cars from a 1980s,” announced Lotterer.

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