Oxford Diecast 76AQ003 Audi Quattro Sable (Brown Metallic) 1:76
The 1:76 1980s Audi quattro in an earthy brown metallic colour scheme with black exterior trim to the spoiler and a black finish to the detailed silver wheels. Note the Audi quattro coupé lettering across the back beneath the spoiler. The interior seating is moulded in a bright sunshine beige in contrast to the black interior fittings.
Quite state of the art in its time, the quattro was designed by the company’s in-house engineer Jörg Bensinger and his team at Audi AG, part of the Volkswagen Automobile Group. A new concept in its day, the quattro linked the features of four-wheel drive (hence the name quattro), front engine layout with a turbo charged engine and 5-speed manual gearbox. The mid- sized two-door coupé started life with a 2.1 litre engine, upgraded to 2.2L later on. The car was assembled in Ingolstadt in Germany and launched at the March 1980 Geneva Motor Show, selling at £14,500. It was produced with left hand drive until 1983 and otherwise changed very little until it ceased manufacture in 1991. Its stylish appearance included a flat fronted radiator grille with four separate headlamp lenses which did see modifications over the years. Just under 11,500 of the Audi quattro were made before it was superseded by the Audi S2.