1990 Audi V8 Quattro DTM


1990 Audi V8 Quattro DTM

1990 Audi V8 Quattro DTM

In 1990 and 1991 Audi entered its flagship model, the V8 quattro, for the German Touring Car Championship. The 3.6-litre engine of this luxury saloon developed 340 kW (462 bhp). Despite the car’s basic weight of 1,220 kilograms, this was sufficient in conjunction with the car’s all-wheel drive to hold off less powerful but lighter rivals. Stuck took the championship title in the first of these two seasons; in 1991 the young Frank Biela pipped him to the post after a dramatic neck-and-neck finale on the Hockenheim Ring circuit. In 1992, when the season had already started, a dispute arose regarding the legality of the engine’s new crankshaft, whereupon the team withdrew the V8 quattro from the remaining races.

In Detail

typeProfessionally Tuned Car