Getting right to it.
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Images via: automobiliac, Mananetwork, andrew mulholland, spphoto.dk, frozenspeed, Bob Tilton, Sports Car Digest, posterbar.cz, caranddriver.com, and various secondary/unknown sources
~ by velofinds on December 31, 2012.
Posted in Grab bag, Still images
As usual, I love every single shot. Nice work on variety and quality! That Octavia rally car picture was especially great; that jumping fan made me laugh.
bmw325_num99 said this on December 31, 2012 at 9:42 am
Awesome pics, even though there were no Alfas! I am partial!
Chris said this on December 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm
Amazing shots! Love every single one!
serialprincess said this on January 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm
So the S4 WAS the S6? interesting…
Austin Brown said this on January 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm
yes, the original S4 was based on the 100/A6, not the 80/90/A4.
brennerl said this on January 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm
but the RS4 was based on the 80, right?
Austin Brown said this on January 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm
You might be thinking of the RS2 (1994-1995, I believe), which was based on the Audi 80 Avant (B5 series). Actually, it was a joint venture with, and assembled by, Porsche. The RS4 from about 2000-onward have been based on the Audi A4 (B5-B8 series sedans and avants).
brennerl said this on January 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm
nailed it. bizarre that they’d base the RS”2″ on what would become the A4, and the S4 on what is would be the A6. :S
Austin Brown said this on January 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm
Both the RS2 and Ur-S4 were on the market before Audi started using the A-series model names in the mid-90’s. Looking back on it now, you’re right, it’s confusing.
brennerl said this on January 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm
Of course, that leaves me wondering how they came up with the model naming strategy for the original S2, RS2 and S4. I understand the “S” for “Sport” and the “RS” perhaps for “Racing Sport” (I’m just guessing here), but then where did the 2 and the 4 come from?
brennerl said this on January 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm
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