[urq] Re: urq $$
Ingo D. Rautenberg
ingo at waratap.com
Fri Mar 26 15:19:56 EST 2004
Good observation, Jim. From what I have read and speaking with one of the
original designers of the Urq, it is true that the Coupe was in development
as the work was being done on the Urq. Of course, tooling times being what
they are, the hand-built Urquattros were finished before the coupe went into
production. Just another example of the many parts and pieces taken from
the Audi parts bin to make an Urq!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Haseltine" <jim_haseltine at ntlworld.com>
To: "Ingo D. Rautenberg" <ingo at waratap.com>; <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: urq $$
> My early Ur-q (January 81) has a few body pieces which were fitted on
> and lends me to believe the story that the first Ur-q bodies were coverted
> development coupe shells.
> The car has brackets at the back of the sills which are identical to those
> for the beam axle on my Cgt and also has the same metal clips welded to
> front right chassis leg as the Cgt - used on the Cgt for the alternator &
> starter cables.
> Pictures @
> Jim Haseltine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ingo D. Rautenberg" <ingo at waratap.com>
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 4:22 PM
> Subject: Re: urq $$
> > Oh, forgot to mention, the Urq was not based on the coupe. This is
> > the reverse -- the coupe came after the Urq. If you wanted to make an
> > using a coupe GT body, you first have to section in the floor pan of a
> > plus you'd need the Urq $$ fenders, five bolt early 5k hubs, 4kq
> > etc. And lets not forget the 24 US gal $$ fuel tank ;-) Think the car
> > designed with rallying in mind. How many other 2-door passenger cars
> > you name with 24 gallon fuel tanks??? Didn't think so.
> > -Ingo
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