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Audi W engine, not the first!

In message <970625153312_1378420441@emout12.mail.aol.com> Kwattro@aol.com writes:

> Turns out that the W engine was designed not by audi at all, and it is
> nothing new.  Guess who designed the W engine?  Ferdinand Porsche, way back
> in 1912.  3 rows of cylinders on a single crank.  Right here in print.  

Go to Porsche Weissach, if they'll let you in.  I used to call on them 
regularly in the early and mid 1980s.
You'd see vehicles from _every_ manufacturer under the sun on test - some on 
behalf of the manufacturer itself, and some being analysed for competitors.
Porsche will (and do) perform technical work for _anybody_.  They always have, 
and they always will.  And, of course, the _original_ Volkswagen was designed 
by Porsche.  The RS2 is a more recent example of an essentially Porsche-engined 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club