That moment when the cricketer Ravi Shastri won an Audi 100 way back as India’s first victory in 1985. Then, the captain of the Indian team was voted as the ‘The Champion of Champions’ and was awarded an Audi 100 sedan. He earned respect from cricket fans for his booming performances along with a lifetime relationship with the brand “Audi.” It is one of the memorable moments and miraculously, still, he has tremendous recall value.
Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri has given the phrase “like a tracer-bullet” an important meaning. Along with that fame and crown, he was also offered an Audi 100, which he won in the World Championship Series of cricket in Australia. Registered as MFA1, this was apparently the first Audi in India as well which was no scarcer than a royal drive then. The car is still considered for its iconic looks and perfect production. The Audi 100 is one of the most prestigious celebrity cars, something deserving to owe proud attention to.
The car is still in pristine condition and is one of my prized possessions that the Indian head coach Ravi Shastri, and it still reminds him of one of the most memorable moments of his life.
The Audi 100 comes from the group of cars that were produced by the German carmaker from 1968 to1994. The first model of this exceptional vehicle was launched in 1968 and it kept rolling out of the line. That Audi, of course, contains something different aura, and probably, it was the same Audi 100 that Ravi took home after his celebrated victory in England.
Well, talking more on this third-generation Audi 100, which was launched in September 1982, came packed with around 14 different kinds of engines. These ranged from 1.8-litre to 2.5-litre in their capacity and guaranteed a power output in the series of 75PS to 165PS. Other than this, the Audi car is also appreciated for one of its most innovative emphases that were introduced in 1990.
While achieving a coefficient of around 0.30 for its softest base model, Audi introduced this car, whose design was in contrast to the boxy look of the C2. The aerodynamic body gave the 100 higher top speed and carried a rear-wheel drive. The boot space of the car powered its rear wheels and was loaded with a nickel-cadmium battery. In addition, the front wheels have a 2.5 L straight-five turbo-diesel 120 PS introduced in January 1990. Today Audi 100 is sold in Indian market with a new name called the A6 which starts at Rs. 63 lakh (On-road).
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