Audacious Feats: The 15 Fastest Production Audis
Audi, the luxury brand from German automaker Volkswagen, has its roots all the way back in 1932. The four rings that comprise the company’s logo represent the four companies that came together to become what is now known as Audi: DKW, Horch, Wanderer, and Audi. Since that time, the company became a stalwart of design and engineering, producing concepts and ideas that have continuously pushed the envelope in terms of automotive creations.
The brand isn’t known for speed like many others, including Ferrari or Lamborghini, but has instead put out some of the most trustworthy and solid luxury vehicles of any company on the planet. Many of its models have been modified over the years for ultimate performance, and as the concepts have worked their way down to production models, the brand overall has improved mightily.
Here we take a look at the 15 fastest models the company has ever produced, ranked by top speed in miles per hour. Many other factors were taken into account when formulating the rankings, including horsepower and acceleration from zero to 60 times. Most Audi models are electronically limited to 155 miles per hour at their top speed, but there are a handful that are capable of speeds beyond that.
There are a number of vehicles that have been excluded, due to the fact that they are concept vehicles, one-offs, or official specifications and track times were unavailable. Notable exclusions include the R8 GT, R8 Grand Am, the Nanuk Quattro Concept, its portfolio of race cars, and the A8 L W12, which is limited to a speed of around 130 miles per hour, but likely capable of much more.
Here are the top 15 fastest production Audi models of all time.