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Video worth watching: Audi's five-pot shot to fame

Team OD  /
15 Sep 2017 18:51:39 IST

Audi is undoubtedly one of the most widely recognised luxury brands in the world right now. But there was a time when they were apparently considered to be boring teachers' cars." They weren't even considered to be competition to premium car manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. And to be able to break into that space, the brand really needed something outstanding - something no other manufacturer had thought off. And so they came up with one of the most iconic developments in automotive history, the five-cylinder engine.

Here's a video on how and why the engine was developed, and how it turned Audi's fortunes over. The video begins with the development of the engine, how it made a lasting impact in the Group B rally days and several other fields of motorsport. It might just be an elaborate advertisement for the new five-cylinder Audi TT RS and the Audi RS3 sedan, but there are plenty of amazing shots of a lot of iconic five-cylinder Audis going very fast, and interview from motorsport legends like Walter Rrhl, Hans-Joachim Stuck, and Hurley Haywood.

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