外观设计

Technical Highlights

Wankel Engine

Established by August Horch in 1909 in Zwickau, and trading since 1910 under the Audi name, which was a Latin translation of Horch (in German: ‘Listen!’), the company’s policy was to build cars mainly for the luxury category. Impressive successes in the International Austrian Alpine Rallies from 1912 to 1914 had long since confirmed the high performance and elite character of the brand.

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NSU Wankel Spider

In September 1963, NSU displayed its NSU/Wankel Spider at the German Motor Show in Frankfurt. It was the first series-production car in the world to be driven by a rotary-piston engine.

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NSU Ro 80

In the autumn of 1967 the NSU Ro 80 was presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It remained in production for ten years, with 37,295 being built.

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Rotary-piston Engine

The advantage of the rotary-piston engine is that it needs fewer parts. There are no conrods, inlet or exhaust valves, camshafts, tappets or pushrods.