The Audi Asso di Picche was a concept car that Audi had realized together with coachbuilder Karmann from Osnabrück. Karmann commissioned the prototype from Italdesign with the approval of Audi . In 1973, the car was presented at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main. All in all, three different versions of the Ace concept were created until 1982. In addition to the ‘ace of spades’, Italdesign produced in 1976 the diamond ace on the basis of a BMW 320i . In 1982, followed by the Asso di Fiore the last representative of the study series.
The Audi “Asso di Picche” was based on an Audi 80 B1 . In addition to the underbody, the entire mechanics of the Audi 80 GT, whose 1.5-liter engine provided 85 hp, were used. The overhangs of the sedan were shortened at the back for a sporty look and lengthened to the front, resulting in a total length of just over four meters. Only the twin headlights and the four rings still reminded of the base vehicle. The interior was also completely redesigned. Among other things, he was dressed in brown leather , the door bags could be removed and used as shopping bags.