Saturday, 3 May 2014

To make a car, Audi had to blow one up




About an hour from Munich, Audi basically runs a city. Its headquarters are situated in Ingolstadt, a city of around 125,000 people. Audi employs over 35,000 here, an enormous complex housing corporate offices, research and development centers, production lines, and a large museum and visitors' center. Today I'm standing in one of the many innocuous buildings, in front of the company's new TT coupe — or at least a grotesquely splayed version of it. Before releasing any car, Audi's engineers...
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