Apparently there's a shortage of high-quality cowhides in the world. And according to Audi, it's becoming so difficult to locate good hides the German automaker has been forced to switch from cows to bulls for all 36,000 models it sells per year equipped with genuine leather interiors in the United Kingdom. We suspect the same is true of all leather-equipped Audis in the rest of the world.
It seems that Audi's "obsession for attention to detail" is so rigorous that it created a Nose Team way back in 1985 to sniff all 500 or so bits that go into its interiors to be sure that nothing is overly noxious. The six-member Audi Nose Team is reportedly prohibited from wearing any scents to work, including perfume, shower gel or aftershave and is not allowed to eat garlic. No, we're serious. Check the press release after the break.