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Old 18-07-2017, 08:09 AM   #16
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I knew I had a pic of the Rotary, just couldn't find it amongst the big camera's offloaded photos. Owner Ian in the background -

I think these were nicknamed "The Porqupine"
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Old 18-07-2017, 10:00 AM   #17
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NSU (Audi) with R080, ...... was produced also with rotary motors. A revolution of vehicle technicals at this time.
I sure remember the RO80 ...unreliable, thirsty-as-all Rotaries, crap engines and a fierce reputation as a local planter-box.
That piece of junk cost NSU its neck, driving it into the arms of Audi/VW.

They should've stuck with the little Prinz!
What a hot, little jigger at the time, the 1200TTS was one monster of a pocket-rocket...King of the hillclimbs and dozens of national titles.

That engine was later fuel injected (mechanically) for the 100hp TTS-E
Muench Mammut (Mammoth)....300kg of bike -madness.
Them were the times...



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Old 19-07-2017, 05:19 AM   #18
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May be, that the NSU R080 was not really a technical highlite....
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Old 19-07-2017, 07:49 AM   #19
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May be, that the NSU R080 was not really a technical highlite....
But rare enough nowadays to make it some sort of collectable....with some Ford/ GM 4-clonker in it to drag it through some carshows.

The 2-seater Sport Prinz was a serious enough flagship for NSU

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSU_Pr...Prinz_1964.jpg

for BMW to create their 700cc LS coupe and cabrios.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_70..._700_Sport.jpg

The little "Prince" fastback came with a 600c parallel twin in the rear making for a genuine top of 160kmh. NSU knew what they were doing....and BMW was gasping.

The tiny shoebox-styled TTS turned into the real cracker though.
If you ever drove a 1200TTS beyond the 200kmh mark without the front boot being heavily loaded down with sandbags or scrap-metal....you most probably didn't live to tell the tale.
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