In the latest episode of "The Downshift" the crew over MotorTrend took a trip to Quattro GmbH, the birthplace of the the RS3, RS4, RS5, RS6 and R8. Since 1983, Audi’s go-fast factory has been taking Audi sedans to the extreme and in 2006 it unveiled the R8, which has quickly become one of the worlds most sought after supercars.

The factory was founded in October 1983 and it is located on a 3,500-square-meter site in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany. The factory specializes in producing high-performance Audi cars and components, and its name pays homage to Audi’s original four-wheel-drive, rally-inspired road car: the Audi Quattro.

Take a look at this video; you will be amazed by the dedication and heart these folks put into each and every Audi that passes through. Let us know what do you think!


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  (341) posted on 12.3.2012

We are all impressed, that’s for sure. If I, as a woman i’m impressed, not to mention the men...

  (377) posted on 12.3.2012

True! From only 2 models 10 years ago at how many models they have now ... it is an achievement.

  (397) posted on 12.3.2012

with a funny accent or not, should be appreciated for their accomplishments. Are a true model in terms of work.

  (346) posted on 12.3.2012

smiley Yes, indeed, I can recognize them from a thousand by the accent they have.

  (377) posted on 12.3.2012

How cute they are! they have a very funny accent.

  (346) posted on 12.3.2012

It is easily observed that they are Germans: calculated, disciplined, hard working. I respect them a lot for that.

  (349) posted on 12.3.2012

How nice it looks. Was so ordered disciplined. Everyone knows his place and everything seems to go smoothly.

  (341) posted on 12.3.2012

movie seems simply impressive. I have only praise for them. Keep up the good work!

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