Iain Atkinson iain.atkinson@tesco.net
Mon, 3 Dec 2001 08:48:51 -0000

Looks like from where i sit in the UK dealer network they will build it
after the new A8 launch next year, new A8 looks a like a huge A4 from what i
have seen in the press over here.

-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-admin@audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin@audifans.com]On
Behalf Of Marc Swanson
Sent: 02 December 2001 17:17
To: quattro@audifans.com
Subject: avantissimo?

Just read about this car in Autoweek, might be old news to some of you.
Apparently Audi unveiled a new concept mega-avant dubbed Avantissimo at the
Frankfurt auto show.

Some featuures:

- 22 (!)" wheels
- 4.2l biturbo V8 w/430 hp + 443 lb/ft of torque
- headlights which use GPS to aim them in the direction of the upcoming
corner (!)
- 116" wheelbase
- 4180 lbs
- 0-60 in 5.3 seconds.  Surprising for such a huge car.

yikes, this thing is massive!  Supposedly it might make production around

87 4ktq
88 90q