Auto Union

  • 1939 Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger race car

    With the Volkswagen Group currently controlling almost a dozen brands, including the likes of Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini and Porsche, there are rumblings the auto giant may rebrand itself the Auto Union, a German automaker founded in the 1930s when four separate brands came under the one roof. The Auto Union, which originally consisted of the brands Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer, managed to survive World War II but was bought by VW in the 1960s and eventually transformed into present-day Audi. MUST SEE: 5,000-HP, 348-MPH Devel Sixteen Spotted In The Wild: Video...

  • Classic Audi 100 cars at meet in Koblenz, Germany, May 2013
    Classic Audi 100s Gather In Germany: The Car That Saved Audi (Photo Gallery)

    On a crisp, sunny day in the German city of Koblenz last weekend, dozens of old Audis gathered at a riverbank park where the Mosel meets the Rhine. Few Americans realize that the Audi luxury sport sedans they drive today owe it all to the original Audi 100, the car that kept Audi independent within...

  • Silver Arrows line up at the Goodwood Revival
    The Silver Arrows Run At The Goodwood Revival: Video

    This year’s Goodwood Revival featured a remarkable showing of pre-Second World War German Formula One cars, known as “Silver Arrows” for their distinctive bare-aluminum bodies. While seeing Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows run is impressive, seeing them run against cars from Auto Union...

  • 1939 Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger race car
    Bernd Rosemeyer To Be Honored At Goodwood Revival

    Bernd Rosemeyer wasn’t like other racing drivers of the pre-World War II era. After getting his start racing motorcycles, Rosemeyer was hired on by the Auto Union (forerunner to Audi) racing team, despite his lack of experience racing cars. Rosemeyer, whose lucky number was 13, quickly proved...

  • 1939 Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger race car
    Audi Recovers Missing 1939 Auto Union Type D

    Well advanced compared to their competition, the Grand Prix cars launched in the early 1930s by Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union, nicknamed the “Silver Arrows” because of their unpainted aluminum bodies, are the stuff of legend. The cars were considerably faster than other Grand Prix racers...

  • A Silver Arrow Grand Prix car
    Silver Arrows To Run At The 2012 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    Vintage Formula 1 racers from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, known as the "Silver Arrows," will be featured at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

  • Audi's new logo

    The update comes just after the brand's centennial celebrations, but just before the rebirth of the Auto Union name.

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