Sunday, September 18, 2011

In The Beginning .....

there was IN-NE 3.  The very first competition quattro, infamous as the course opening 'zero car' at the 1980 Algarve Rally in Portugal.   The zero car is the first car to run each stage and is intended only to make sure the course is clear of spectators and vehicles, and that various marshals and start/finish controls are in place.  Nonetheless, with Hannu Mikkola behind the wheel and Arne Hertz reading the notes, they would have won the rally by 30 minutes had they actually been competing ... a little taste of what was to come for Audi's competitors!  The car is now for sale:

For Sale: Audi quattro IN-NE 3