Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Audi History and Models

Audi Logo
Audi is a luxury car manufacturer in Germany, and is a subsidiary fully owned by Volkswagen Group since 1964. The company is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany.
Slogan Vorsprung durch Technik Audi is, which can be interpreted "Advantage through technology".
The company was originally founded in 1909 by August Horch. The first car created by Audi, Audi-powered Type A 10 22 hp Sport-Phaeton, produced in 1910 in Zwickau.Setelah various series of events, August Horch left the company in 1920 as was named Minister of Transport. In August 1928, Jorgen Rasmussen, owner of DKW firm acquired most of the Audi shares. Rasmussen also buy an American car company Rickenbaker, including development tools for 8 cylinder engine. This machine is used in Audi Zwickau and Audi Dresden, which was launched a year later. At that time the cars Audi is a luxury car with special workmanship.
Audi Q7 Logo
In 1932, Audi, together with Horch, DKW and Wanderer to form Auto Union joined. Before the advent of World War II, Auto Union was the one who makes a ring Audi logo 4 pieces interlocking to each other, which is still used today. In those days, the symbol that is used to signify the merging of four brands.
After World War II ended, Auto Union was once bought by Mercedes-Benz in 1958. But Mercedes-Benz did not focus on this brand so it can not generate profit. Then in 1964, shares of Auto Union captured 50% by Volkswagen.
1969, changed the company name became Audi NSU Auto Union AG, after joining the NSU Auto Union. Noted ever launched several types of cars such as Audi 100, Audi 80 and Audi 50.
The company name was changed again in 1985 to only just because the brand Audi AG NSU and Auto Union no longer in use.
Custom paint on a modified Audi A3 at the 2008 Essen Auto Show
Audi A3 Modified
Audi AS5 modified by ABT displayed at the 2007 Essen Motor Show
Audi Modified AS5
Audi Q7 ICE by PPI Automotive at the 2007 Essen Motor Show
Audi Q7 ICE
Modified ABT Audi R8 at the 2007 Essen Motor Show
Audi R8
Modified Audi R8 at the 2008 Essen Auto Show
Audi R8

Race ready Audi R8 LMS displayed at he 2008 Essen Motor Show
Audi R8 LMS

PPI Audi R8 Razor at the 2007 Essen Motor Show
Audi R8 Razor
PPI Audi R8 Razor GTR at the 2008 Essen Motor Show
Audi R8 Razor GTR
Audi TT with custom paint job at the 2008 Essen Motor Show
Audi TT


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