The DKW Monza was a sports car built on a Auto Union DKW base. Named after the world-famous Italian Grand Prix circuit. The three cylinders of the engine complete two strokes with each full rotation of the crankshaft, performing much like a four-stroke engine. With the complete rotation cycle of the three-cylinder engine, DKW people thought of it as a “6” of a six-cylinder machine. Consequently the use of the emblem, “3=6”. The three-cylinder engine, displacing 900cc and producing 40 hp (30 kW). It could accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 31 seconds. The Monza could reach 140 km/h (87 mph) and accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 20 seconds.