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Re: 82 Coupe GT
I wonder if anybody received a mailing from Volkswagen back in 1987
regarding UI. VWCanada sent a 16 page collection of articles titled
"What People Who Know Cars Are Saying About UI--Perspectives From the
Automotive Press." It contains articles from Car & Driver, Cannoball
Express, VW & Porsche, Motor Magazine and Auto Age. The cover letter to
the booklet basically states that "these articles provides a
behind-the-scene perspective which confirms the level of engineering
excellence behind every Audi."
According to Motor Magazine the runaway Audi shown on 60 Minutes was
modified by consulting engineer Rosenbluth using an external hydraulic
pump that applied pressure to the auto tranny valve body.
The Auto Age article had an interesting point. He revved his 87 5000 into
the red with the foot brake on. The car stalled!
Too bad Volkswagen didn"t do what GM did regarding the pickup gas tanks.
It would have been interesting to see where Audi would be today without