Did Niki Lauda have an accident in an A2

Stevieb

Member
Speaking to a Motörhead today who claims that when the A2 was under development , Niki Lauda was asked to test the car and he ended up tipping the car upside down.
My initial reaction was that he was mixing up with the Mercedes A Class Elk test but he was adamant.
has anyone heard this ?
 

Jeetesh

Member
I don’t ever remember reading that Niki Lauda had any connection to Audi and the A2.

I’ve been reading car magazines for 30 years and have probably read most things around the A2 and never recall that one.

I’d imagine if they’d tried an elk test they wouldn’t with a higher profile individual, a lowly Audi test driver more likely.
 
I don’t ever remember reading that Niki Lauda had any connection to Audi and the A2.

I’ve been reading car magazines for 30 years and have probably read most things around the A2 and never recall that one.

I’d imagine if they’d tried an elk test they wouldn’t with a higher profile individual, a lowly Audi test driver more likely.
This reminds me of a story I heard while working in Denmark I worked with a Dane called Gunnar Nielsen small guy who drove a little Fiat he was working away in Sweden from time to time under contract from per udson to Saab aircraft he told me of one day driving back Home to Denmark he drove through the legs of one of those big elk ...it makes me smile thinking of it and that’s 35 years ago so thanks for reminding me 🤣🤣😉..good times ..
 

steve_c

Member
Speaking to a Motörhead today who claims that when the A2 was under development , Niki Lauda was asked to test the car and he ended up tipping the car upside down.
My initial reaction was that he was mixing up with the Mercedes A Class Elk test but he was adamant.
has anyone heard this ?

I've heard a lot of nonsense over the years, but that just about takes the biscuit.
 

dieselfan

A2OC Donor
...when I have an issue with one of my loved A2s, and it's raining, and I struggle to look forward to lay down under the car in the rain.... then it happens that I grant my self an hour just looking around on The Forum for some fun....

This time I found this one... so I have had a good laugh while seeing this film in my head...
Niki Lauda, 50 years old, did a roll with one of the first A2s and then drove between the legs of a big elk... (things always get a bit mixed up in my dreams so it will be something like that)
It does not need to be totally factual to be a good story ;)
 
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