Audi Type C Alpine Victor draws attention at Goodwood

One of the oldest cars currently exhibited at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed is the Audi Type C Alpine Victor. The classic car won a century ago its first race as it was in 1914 at the International Austrian Alpine Trial the open-top touring car equipped with a 35 bhp engine triumphed in the race, just like it did in 1912 and 1913. Originally, the car was introduced back in 1911, two years after founder August Horch left the namesake company to found Audi (the Latin translation of his surname – “Hark”).

The Audi Type C Alpine Victor was actually August Horch’s third model and was powered by an inline four-cylinder engine with a 3,560 cc displacement that generated 35 bhp at 1,800 rpm which enabled the model to reach a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph). It had a fuel consumption of 17 liters / 100 km and its chassis was priced at 10,500 German marks.

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The Audi Type C Alpine Victor was produced between the years 1911 and 1925 during which 1,116 units were manufactured. The car seen here is actually the 1914 winning car which was donated to the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany by August Horch himself.

Besides this car, Audi is also showcasing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed the R8, RS6 Avant, 936 Auto Union Type C, 90 quattro IMSA-GTO, R8 LMX and other important vehicles as well.

Adrian Padeanu

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