This period road test from Road & Track’s September 1989 issue features the Audi Quattro, in addition the first drive of the Acura NS-X. The article starts with the visual styling of the Quattro, “bottom heavy, with a tall beltline and relatively small greenhouse,” before moving on to the interior ergonomics and performance. Check out the 4-page article below to see how things shook out.
The Audi Quattro came with independent suspension front and rear, as well as four-wheel disc brakes and ABS. It logged a time of 9 seconds in the sprint to 60 mph and had an estimated top speed of 135 mph. The only problem R&T had with the vehicle was that it was undercut by the cheaper and exciting coupes of the era.
Here’s the cover of Road & Track’s issue from September 1989.
This article will also be posted on the Audi Quattro Model Page and on upcoming Audi Quattro listings.
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