NSU Ro80 Featured on Top Gear 1995

Presented by Quentin Wilson, I'm pretty sure the year was 1995. Ro80 gets a glowing report.

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vintage: NSU RO 80 | drive it!
It was Europe's Car of the Year when it was introduced, and a flop with car buyers. But in many respects, the innovative NSU Ro-80 was years ahead of its time.When NSU, traditionally a maker of small cars, introduced the Ro-80 in 1967, the company hoped to establish itself in the market for up-scale mid-sized cars. The Ro-80 was powered by a 1-liter rotary engine that produced 115 hp. It had front-wheel drive, four-wheel independent suspension, disc-brakes on all four wheels, and a clean and distinctive aerodynamic shape. Unfortunately, the rotary engine initially had major reliability problems and the car was never a success. Even so, its timeless design and many innovations make it a true milestone in automotive history.





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NSU Ro 80 | Drive it!
The NSU Ro 80 was the star of the 1967 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. At the time, NSU was a car maker with a long history in Germany. And with the Ro 80, it presented both an innovative design and an entirely new technology.The Ro 80 was NSU 's first experiment with a larger model and the world's first series-produced sedan with a rotary engine. The design followed the technology. The pioneering wedge shape with the compressed front was made possible by the relatively small rotary piston engine under the hood. More drive-it at: http://www.dw.de/program/drive-it/




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