Unique Audi racer for Goodwood
27 March 2006

Audi is planning to 'unveil' a unique piece of its motorsport heritage at this summer's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

A rare 1939 Auto Union D-Type has been recreated by a motorsport specialist and the car, which features an unusual double-supercharged engine, will make its first public appearance at the July 7-9 event. The D-Type's first race in this trim was the 1939 Belgian Grand Prix, and it won on its very next outing in France.

Audi's Ingolstadt museum is expected to provide two further Auto Unions for demonstration runs. In addition, the original Audi Quattro rally car will also be present, along with a more recent 1983 Quattro A2 and a 1988 200 quattro Trans Am racer. Audi has yet to confirm if one of its new diesel R10 TDI Le Mans sportscars will be on display - but if, as expected, the car makes history by winning the famous 24 Hour race in June, it seems likely to make a celebratory run or two up Lord March's famous hillclimb.

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