Are you afraid that it will knock me off my feet?
No, no! [ he Smiles ] Just let it be a surprise!
Okay I will let it be a surprise to me. Some tuners, such as Abt
Sportsline, have got a new tuning approach: Re-ducing fuel consumption.
Is this an issue for Brabus, regarding Smart cars, for instance?
Brabus have focused on torque-optimised engines for more than 25 years. As
you might know, if you have more torque you don't necessarily need to drive
under full throttle continually, which saves fuel, which is an agreeable side
So what you are saying is: The end result will be the same!?
Of course, it
works indeed. We have prac-
ticed a reasonable use of our resources for 25 years.
You are not only the chairman of the VDAT, the German tuner association;
have also recently founded the WWTO with some colleagues, of which you are also a
ugh the WWTO is a world organisa-
tion, the German one has more
ted members. Do things run in the di-
rection you want them to?
Well, we just have to start at one point and it is of course far more difficult to
found a world alliance. That needs ten, twenty members from all over the world that
want that to manage several interests. The business in Europe is very different to
that in Asia and the one in Asia is different to the business in America, and the
Americans do things a very different way to the Russian people. To balance all that
we decided to be conducive to founding the WWTO to-
gether with the VDAT, as we also
did with the European organisation. I believe this is absolutely necessary, but it
takes time. It starts with gatherings of the members from all over the world which
can only be done on international events such as the motor shows in Geneva and
...or the show in Essen!? The organ-
iser of the Essen Motor Show is also a member
of the WWTO!
... Yes, or just Essen. It is planned to invite the members of the WWTO
for a 2 day symposia next year.
Thank you very much for the inter-
view and good luck with all your pro-