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Re: Audi+rotary engines!

Audi Wankel? Anyone remember NSU? Yes, that mysterious name after Audi on
your ID tag. The Wankel killed NSU back in the 60's and Audi bought what
was left. NSU used a rear mounted rotary engine in it's car and made the
mistake of warrantying the engine. The cars more often than not needed a
rebuild of the combustion chamber seal after very few miles. Covering
this service put them out of business. 

On Thu, 22 Oct 1998 22:04:41 +0200 (MET DST) Tom Nas <tnas@euronet.nl>
>cobram@juno.com wrote:
>>On an Audi note, I can only speculate what the result of a
>>Wankel attached to a Quattro drivetrain would have been
>>like.  The RX2 would never get stuck in winter, even when
>>I was running on college student semi baloney skins.  Everyone
>>who ever borrowed the car was also amazed at how well
>>it tracked in snow, especially uphill.   Anyone ever heard
>>of a Wankel mated to a Quattro system?
>They came close to that. In the late '70s, Audi was experimenting with 
>pre-aero (type 41?) 100 with a rotary engine.
>Wish they'd taken it a few steps further...

Adam Nelson '85 4000S, Blaupunkt cassette, Starbucks go cup, '69 Beetle,
1 piece
windows, hand held fan, '91 Vanagon, KYB Gas a Just, bug screens.
Columbus, Ohio

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