On 21 June 2012, for the seventh time and as the principal sponsor, Audi Tradition appeared at the Donau Classic in Ingolstadt with a colourful fleet of classic vehicles. A journey through automotive history with nine classic cars from the Audi, DKW and NSU brands. Together with around 200 other vehicles, they explored the picturesque landscapes of the Donaumoos, Altmühl Valley and Hallertau region.
The “Old Bavarian Donaumoos Prologue” on Thursday was followed on Friday by the “Altmühl-Jura” leg. The start and finish point on the Saturday was the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt. Setting off from here, the drivers demonstrated their skills on the “Danube-Isar Hills” leg.
Rarity: a 1939 Audi 920 Cabriolet
After covering 600 kilometres featuring a total of 20 special stages and seven checkpoints, the driver teams waited eagerly to see how they had fared. The oldest vehicle entered by Audi Tradition was an Audi 920 Cabriolet dating back to 1939. Only 1,281 units of this rare model – positioned in the upper midsize class – were built.
Signal Green Audi 80 GTE celebrates its debut
Alongside a DKW F91 Coupé and the DKW Monza design icon from the 1950s, classic car enthusiasts also encountered the latest addition to Audi’s historic car collection: a 1976 Audi 80 GTE in Signal Green made its debut on home turf. With 110 hp delivered by a fuel-injection engine, the Audi 80 GTE reaches a top speed of 181 km/h. The Audi Tradition line-up was rounded off by two Audi 100 Coupé S models, an NSU 1200 TT and an Audi 50 GLS.
Audi 920 Cabriolet (1939), DKW F91 Coupé, DKW Monza, NSU 1200 TT, Audi 50 GLS, Audi 80 GTE (1976) and two Audi 100 Coupé S models
A stimulating blend of historic exhibits and contemporary forms of presentation.