Audi Quattro (1980) - 1:43 Scale Diecast Model Car
The introduction of Audi's all-wheel-drive Quattro in 1980 represented nothing less than a seismic shift in the world of high-performance automobiles. Previously deployed only in vehicles intended for off-road use, Audi harnessed the power of four-wheel-drive in the name of superior handling and acceleration in a sports car package. With performance rivaling that of contemporary Porsches and other sports cars, the first-generation Audi Quattro (known to fans as the "ur-Quattro") was an instant darling of the motoring press, but the Quattro legend REALLY took off after the car made its debut in the World Rally Championship, where instantly it rendered all of its two-wheel-drive competitors obsolete. The Quattro nameplate has lived on for nearly four decades, forming the foundation for Audi's performance ethos.
Minichamps, the masters of 1:43-scale diecast German cars, have just released a brilliant scale-model replica of the genre-defining Audi ur-Quattro. Finished in lustrous Saturn Metallic Brown,it features a host of fine details, such as delicately rendered "Quattro" badging and iconic alloy wheels.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Diecast metal body, no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base.
PERFECT FOR: Audi lovers. Rally enthusiasts. Those who love giant technological leaps.