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The Iconic Audi 100 Of Ravi Shastri...

29 September 2015, 03:20 PM

Ravi Shastri’s name in the Indian Cricket is as immortal as India’s first victory in 1985 Benson & Hedges Cricket World Championship. Then captain of Indian team, he earned salutations from cricket fans around the world for his resounding performance along with a lifelong association with the brand “Audi”. Along with the crown, he was also presented with an Audi 100 which was no less than a royal ride then. The car is still valued for its unique looks and flawless performance. One of the rarest celebrity cars in India, the Audi 100 is one of the most prestigious Audi cars and something worth giving a look and attention to.

The Audi 100 belongs to the group of executive cars that were manufactured by the German luxury carmaker from 1968 to 1994. The first model of this special car was launched in 1968 and it kept rolling out of assembly line till 1976. It was restyled in 1976 and was unveiled as the C2 Audi 100. The power output of this one increased from 100PS to 136PS. In 1983 the C3 Audi 100 was launched that came in with an increased drag coefficient of .30 and a revolutionary body design which was far from its previous boxy shape. It was the same Audi 100 that Ravi Shastri took home after his historic triumph in England.

The third generation Audi 100 came loaded with around 14 different kind of engine configurations. These mills ranged from 1.8-litre to 2.5-litre in their displacement capacity and ensured a power output in the range of 75PS to 165PS. Other than this, the Audi car is also known for one its most revolutionary iterations that was presented in year 1990. At the Geneva Motor Show, Audi presented a plug-in parallel hybrid model of this car as Audi Duo (Audi 100 Avant Duo). A 9.4kW Siemens electric motor was incorporated in it that delivered an output of 12.6bhp and supported a rear wheel drive. The boot space of the vehicle was loaded with a nickel-cadmium battery that powered its rear wheels. The front wheels of this car were powered by a 2.3-litre petrol engine that delivered 136PS.

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