Downshift Episode 41: Audi's Quattro Division Shows Us How to Make Supercars

By Jacob Brown | November 20, 2012
Much as BMW has its M division and Mercedes-Benz can turn to AMG when they want to make fast cars, Audi relies on its own in-house tuner, Quattro GmbH. Have you ever wondered how much autonomy a brand like that could have from the mother ship to go off and make its own radically sporty cars? A lot. On this week's episode of Motor Trend's "Downshift" YouTube program, we're taken behind the scenes in Quattro's manufacturing plant that pumps out the Audi R8 supercar and RS 5 coupe--as well as the RS 3, RS 4, and RS 6 that aren't sold in the U.S. We're shown the dedication the German automaker puts into making its more exclusive, high-horsepower cars, as they're built by a group of workers who specialize in Quattro's products, as so much of them are built by hand. The cars are built to exacting standards that could survive anything from a bumper-to-bumper commute through traffic to all-out weekend track days. There have always been jokes that Germans are a little more Type A than the rest of us. This video is only going to go further in affirming that notion. Check it out for yourself below.

Source: The Downshift via YouTube

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The German engineering automotive are all time good. The German made car's engine and body always strong and powerful. But Italian car maker are always good to make sports car. There are no second thought that Italian sports car companies are the best car maker. Like Italian car Audi company make their cars by hand.

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