quattro GmbH 2013
Editorial Franciscus van Meel
We are celebrating a special anniversary this year at quattro GmbH. For 30 years, our company has stood for high performance and high-tech, in short, for the fascination of quattro. The magical word quattro encapsulates not only an ingenious technology; for us and our fans it also means a dynamic approach to life within the four rings.
As a subsidiary of AUDI AG, we cover three areas of business. The first is the development and construction of Audi’s high-performance models, i.e. the RS and R8 types. The second field of activity encompasses vehicle individualization and accessories. And the third, and most recent, is customer motorsport. We are expanding our success in all three of these areas at an astonishing rate.
Since 1996, quattro GmbH has produced around 75,500 high-performance automobiles, with recent years in particular seeing a further significant rise in output – from 2,500 cars in the year 2000 to around 11,500 in 2012. In the same year, we individualized 160,000 cars and sold almost 2.5 million accessories.
We have also put our collective foot to the floor in Audi Sport customer racing.
Our car, the R8 LMS ultra and its predecessor have chalked up more than 150 victories on four continents in the space of three years. Its wins in 2012 included the 24-hour races on the Nürburgring and in Spa-Francorchamps.
All these successes motivate us to become even stronger. With the RS and R8 models, we are aiming for sales of 15,000 units this year. The engine of this growth is our new high-performance automobiles – the RS 5 Cabriolet, the RS 6 Avant, the RS 7 Sportback and the RS Q3. With a total of eight RS models, we are now presenting our greatest lineup ever. In order to offer it to our customers around the world, we are expanding our activities in the US, China, Russia and the Middle East considerably.
At quattro GmbH we feel we are well prepared for the future. In this booklet, we would like to provide you with an insight into our company. Take a thrilling ride through the dynamic world of quattro GmbH.
Franciscus van Meel
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