[s-cars] Video of an Audi 200 MTM at Nurburgring

Frederic L'Huillier Frederic.L'Huillier at Siebel.com
Tue Jun 3 09:51:12 EDT 2003


I believe the engine is a 437 HP 5 Cylinders 20v turbo engine. That all
I know about the car. I will check with MTM and get back to you.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Dikeman [mailto:brett at cloud9.net]
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 4:48 AM
To: motogo1; s-car-list; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Video of an Audi 200 MTM at Nurburgring

>  > In case you have not seen it yet, there is a video of a special
> Audi 200
>>  (MTMed) at the 24 hours of Nurburgring 2003:
>>  <http://foto.nurburgring.de/web/2003/030601_r/MTM_Audi.wmv>

At 9:08 PM -0400 6/2/03, motogo1 wrote:
>That is a GREAT ride!...thanks

That is pretty sweet; I love the sound pulling out of the pits!

   Of interesting note is the TT zipping by the 200 like nobody's
business on lap 2, turn 1- and a few turns later, that Porsche cup car
just can't seem to out-accelerate the 200.  He's got the 200 in braking
with 10+ years of braking technology on his side- he brakes MUCH later
into the turn.

The 200's certainly competitive against many of the newest cars...those
Mercs, for example, were hardly a challenge.

He was slower than that red NSX- faster than the Jetta, some sort of
3-series sedan, the Merc(plus, 200's don't think they're planes, right?
:-).  Then. some orange something-or-other blows by.  What was that?
Couldn't make heads or tales of it.  What looks like a Nissan Skyline
passes and disappears rather quickly.  I counted two M3's, one new gen,
one older one, both passed handily.  Best has to be near the end though-
he had that purple 911, but the guy wouldn't let him pass. The 200
driver even has a few words for him :-)

Sigh...you know you're a flagging geek when you're spending most of the
time looking for the flagging stations and if they've got any flags out.
I lost count of how many stations there were, and they were going by
pretty quick :-)

You also know you're an Audi nut when you're looking at the shift lever
when he lifts to see if the tranny mounts are worn :-)  Wonder what that
annoying whine was...was very pronounced during warmup and slow speeds,
not so much at speed.

So the real question is, are there any pictures of this car?  I've never
seen a purple 200 race car.  Oh, and was it a 20v?  Sounded a little
like it might be, but the audio quality was pretty so-so and the exhaust
was not exactly, uh, stock :-)

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