150th Anniversary NSU and Audi Neckarsulm site
The traditional NSU brand is celebrating its birthday. In 1873, Christian Schmidt and Heinrich Stoll founded “Mechanische Werkstätte Schmidt & Stoll” in Riedlingen for the production of knitting machines, which later evolved into NSU Motorenwerke AG and ultimately into today’s Audi site in Neckarsulm. Even NSU’s name is closely associated with Neckarsulm, as the company name is derived from the city on the Neckar and Sulm rivers. NSU impressively demonstrates the development of mobility – from bicycles and motorcycles to automobiles.
Sporty, beautiful, and innovative: the NSU/Wankel Spider
It was one of the stars at the 1963 IAA in Frankfurt: the NSU/Wankel Spider. The real sensation of the open two-seater was not its beautiful design; instead its inner qualities really excited the public. The heart of the sports car was the world’s first single-rotor wankel engine ever used in a production car. In this seventh episode on the history of NSU, Audi Tradition presents the NSU/Wankel Spider and its innovative drive concept.
Drive like an Egyptian: the NSU Ramses
It was a rather unusual project, at least from today’s perspective: the NSU from the Nile. In the 1960s and 1970s, under a supply and assembly license agreement, NSU exported parts for the NSU Prinz to Egypt, where the NSU Ramses was produced. Despite being built for 13 years, it remained a mini-series. But the Ramses still caused great excitement and enthusiasm in the land of the pharaohs, where it was associated with the Nile nation’s dream of establishing its own car industry. In episode 6 of the history of NSU, Audi Tradition presents this exotic car that bears the NSU brand in its name.