September 22, 2005

Audi named official automobile of first New York City Concours d’Elegance

New York, New York – Audi has been named the official automobile of the first New York City Concours d’Elegance, a celebration of automotive style and elegance that will be held September 30th to October 2nd.

The first cars bearing the Audi name appeared in 1910; in 1927, the company built its first eight-cylinder model, known as the Audi Imperator. Only one of these, a 1929 model, is known to exist today, and will be on display in the New York City Audi Forum at 250 Park Avenue for ten days. The car uses a 5.0-litre inline eight-cylinder engine that produces 100 hp and is capable of 112 km/h.

Other models tied in to Audi’s history will be on display, including a Horch 853 Spezial Roadster (August Horch founded the company, then left to create Audi) and a 1930 Auto Union Silver Arrow Racecar. Walter Maria de’Silva, Head of Design for the Audi brand group, will be an honourary member of the Concours judging panel.

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