First Audi car: the 1935 Audi Type 225

The Audi Front Roadster was first seen on the Auto Union stand at the 1935 International Motor Show in Berlin. It was designed at the body engineering office of the Horch plant. Underneath the body the Wanderer six-cylinder power unit had been uprated to 2.3 liters.

The gearbox was positioned in front of the engine, which almost doubled the bonnet's length, giving the car a very elegant look. The price tag of 7,950 Reichsmarks deterred buyers, however, which was why the planned short production run never happened. This vehicle is an authentic replica, which was built on the basis of a contemporary Audi Front chassis by the car restorer Werner Zinke in Zwonitz, Saxony.

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