The DKW Monza is a 2 +2 seater sports car made by the Auto Union on the chassis of a DKW F93. The car was named after the world-famous Italian Grand Prix Track. The vehicle had five world records in 1956.
After the victories in 1954 and 1955 in the special class in the European touring car and rally racing a sporting body was developed for a successful model. Günther Ahrens and Albrecht W. Mantzel created a vehicle based on the 3 = 6 with an extremely lightweight plastic body.
In December 1956, drove two German and two Swiss alternately a DKW Monza in Monza at the Motodrom - 72 hours without a break. With an average of 140 km / h, the driver turned team of five international records. Essentially, the record hit was standard, i.e. the suspension produces a DKW 3 = 6 The fiberglass-reinforced polyester -coupé body had but a lower aerodynamic drag than the standard building and made the car more quickly than normal DKW. Like all of those days had the DKW Monza weighed a massive frame, but with four meter length, 1.61 meters wide and 1.35 meters in height only 780 kilograms, 115 kilograms less than the 3 = 6 sedan. With three cylinders, 900 cc and 40 hp limousine drove the series 125 km / h top. In the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h 31 seconds elapsed. With the same engine was the Monza 140 km / h and accelerated quickly in 20 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h
There are conflicting reports on the quantities produced. One reason for this is that there has never been accurate documentation about it.
According to the Auto Union GmbH on 230-240 vehicles were made, of which there are approximately 40 to 50 worldwide survivors.