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Audi is celebrating another two major milestones this year, just one year after its big 100th birthday celebrations. The first milestone is the 30th birthday of quattro, a name that humbled Audi’s rally rivals when it was first unleshed. Several events are lined up to commemorate and pay tribute to the quattro brand. These include a special exhibition at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt and another exhibition of four Audi quattro models of outstanding interest at the Techno Classica in Essen which starts on April 7.
The company will also be putting on a epic display at the Grand Prix Historique in Monaco between May 1 and 2. There spectators will be able to see an Auto Union Type C from 1936 and an Auto Union Type D with a twin-supercharger engine from 1939. Other celebratory events include participation at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July and taking part in various classic rallies.
Audi’s second reason to celebrate is the 125th anniversary of the Wanderer brand. Wanderer made cars and motor cycles until the start of WWII and is represented in one of the four rings on the famous Audi badge along with Audi itself, Horch and DKW.
The already long list of tuning firms fighting to put some serious horsepower into the Audi TT RS just keeps growing.
The latest entrant is Pogea Racing from the town of Markdorf in the south of Germany. Pogea has set up a two-stage tuning program to suit different pockets and appetites.
At the lower end, is a 274kW (367hp) model with 519Nm of torque. The higher model sports 313kW (420hp) of power and 600Nm of torque. The factory TT RS already kicks out 250kW (335hp) and 450Nm.
Some of the changes made to achieve these impressive figures include two complete exhaust systems with double-flap control and sport catalytic converters.
The Pogea Racing TT RS modification package starts from â‚¬1,099.
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