[urq] Strange Sighting In Santa Cruz Today--Badge Engineering?

Martin Pajak martin at quattro.ca
Sun Dec 8 09:41:00 EST 2002


I do not think Coupe Quattros had "Coupe GT"  Just "Audi" on left and
"quattro" on right.
The easiest way to spot is to see the rear suspension while stationary.
If you are following one the crossflow muffler is an easy giveaway.
It's possible but 100% of the time I thought I've seen one it was only badge

Hope this helps.

Martin Pajak


1983 Audi Ur-quattro (278,000 km) Canadian spec. winter car
1985 Audi Ur-quattro (166,000 km) Euro spec. import ;o)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: urq-admin at audifans.com [mailto:urq-admin at audifans.com]On Behalf Of
> Motor Sport Visions Photography
> Sent: December 8, 2002 00:02
> To: quattro at audifans.com; urq at audifans.com
> Subject: [urq] Strange Sighting In Santa Cruz Today--Badge Engineering?
> On Soquel Ave. around 12:45pm I saw what appeared at first to be a
> graphite black CGT going the other way. As it came closer I noticed a
> quattro badge on the grill ala 4kq (which I happened to be driving one
> of the opposite direction). I thought that was odd since I had never
> seen a quattro badge on the front of an Ur-Q and as I got closer I was
> sure it was a CGT, no flares. Then I see the back. It has "Coupe GT" on
> the left side of the rear lid just like a US CGT, but on the right was
> the "QUATTRO" decal just like an Ur-Q.
> Was it possible this a non-turbo "Quattro Coupe"? (Or, do those have
> flared fenders?? I have never seen one so I don't know for sure.) If so,
> it would be one seriously rare car in the USA.
> Anyone else here in the Santa cruz area seen this car? I wonder if this
> thing was for real, or just a case of really poor taste in badge
> engineering (kinda like putting a "M" badge on a 318i).
> Mike Veglia
> Motor Sport Visions Photography
> http://www.motorsportvisions.com
> _______________________________________________
> Audifans urq mailing list
> Send posts to: mailto:urq at audifans.com
> Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/urq

More information about the quattro mailing list