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Who said Fire up the Quattro?
The 1983 example of the legendary rally-derived four-wheel-drive coupe was used on the second and third series of the time-travelling police drama when it was driven by the engagingly politically incorrect lead character Gene Hunt. The Audi inspired Hunt’s catchphrase ‘Fire up the Quattro!
Who drove the Quattro in Ashes to Ashes?
The Quattro featured in The Car Show. Behind the music video. Ashes to Ashes BBC Logo. Richard Hammond drives the Quattro.
Did Philip Glenister drive the Quattro?
Ashes To Ashes star Philip Glenister is banned from driving his Audi Quattro by BBC bosses. Philip Glenister has revealed frightened BBC bosses have banned him from driving his character’s Audi Quattro in Ashes To Ashes.
What is the car in Ashes to Ashes?
The famous red Audi Quattro is best known as an unmarked police car featured in 16 episodes of the Eighties-based show. Philip Glenister and Keeley Hawes led the Ashes to Ashes cast, but the Audi Quattro was the real star for many fans.
Who owns the Audi in Ashes to Ashes?
Philip Glenister’s Ashes to Ashes Audi Quattro auctioned for Children In Need.
How many Audi Quattros were used in Ashes to Ashes?
Anachromisms. The Audi Quattro was not available in right-hand drive until 1983. Two red 1983 Audi Quattros were used during filming.
What is Gene Hunt’s car?
In the new series, set in the 80s, detective Gene Hunt (Glenister) swaps his 1974-registered golden Ford Cortina for a red Audi Quattro when he is lured from Manchester by the London Met to take on the “southern nancy criminal scum.”
What car did Gene Hunt Drive in Ashes to Ashes?
Fire up the quattro, Pudsey! Philip Glenister, the actor who played DGI Gene Hunt in Ashes to Ashes, has this message for classic car collectors who want to do their bit for charity: “If you want to fire up the quattro, first you have to fire up your wallets!”
What Audi is in life on Mars?
Two red 1983 Audi Quattros were used during filming.
Who coined’fire up the Quattro’?
Ashes to Ashes row over ‘Fire up the Quattro’ catchphrase as Phil Glenister claims he coined it | Daily Mail Online It was a catchphrase that Ashes to Ashes viewers now associate with the politically-incorrect, hard-talking, womanising DCI Gene Hunt. Home U.K. News Sports U.S. Showbiz Australia Femail Health Science Money Video Travel Shop
Is Ashes to Ashes a sequel to life on Mars?
Ashes to Ashes is a 2008 British television drama series, which serves as a sequel to the 2006 series Life on Mars . Gene Hunt: Today, my friend, your diary entry will read: took a prozzie hostage, and was shot by three armed bastards.
Did Philip Glenister invent’fire up the Quattro’?
And Philip Glenister, who played the Mancunian copper in the Eighties time-travelling police drama, has revealed that it was he who came up with his famous line – ‘Fire up the Quattro!’ But his declaration angered the show’s writer Matthew Graham who has insisted that he invented it.