Shortly after its debut at the 1967 IAA in Frankfurt, the Ro 80 was voted Car of the Year. Only around 38,000 examples of this timelessly beautiful and technically fascinating car left the factory by 1977 in Neckarsulm.

The NSU RO 80 was the world's first series-produced sedan with a rotary engine, also known as a Wankel engine. NSU refined this engine together with the inventor Felix Wankel and made it ready for series production.  

The Ro 80 set the trend for the development of the wedge shape that is predominant in automotive industry today and was a wind tunnel masterpiece with a brilliant cw-value (0.35).  

With numerous advanced detail solutions such as independent suspension, semi-automatic transmission and power steering, it offered the highest level of driving comfort.