AudiQuattroTreser Cabriolet

Chemnitz, 1932
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Treser Quattro Cabrios on Classic Days Schloss Dyck 2017

Historic date Sunday, January 9, 1983

Okay, it was raining that morning at Schloss Dyck that saturday. But the weather got better in the afternoon, so they could open the cars. Which was interesting to see, because the metal roof is not folded backwards. It has to be operated manually and simply disappears upside down in a special trunk behind the extremely small back seats... 

It was the idea of Walter Treser, former manager of Audi Sport Division, to develop a Cabriolet version of the Ur--Quattro. But it had to be one with a hardtop. The car was introduced in 1983 at the IAA Frankfurt. Why a hardtop? Well, Treser wanted the car to be just as rigid, or even stiffer than the original coupé. There were a lot of reinforcements added to the structure of the car. There was also an option available for more power, 250 bhp in stead of the stock 200 bhp. The car was offered for about 140.000 Deutch Mark, and about 40 cars were sold. Most of them went to the US or the middle East.

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