Audi Sport Quattro – Ten of the Best Rally Cars

Audi Sport Quattro – Ten of the Best Rally Cars

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Audi Sport Quattro - Ten of the Best Rally Cars

Audi Sport Quattro – Ten of the Best Rally Cars

 

Before the Audi Quattro arrived in 1980, the concept of 4WD was, for many people, reserved exclusively for G-Wagens, Jeeps and Land Rovers ripping through muddy farms and countryside. How wrong they were…
Although admittedly a heavy drivetrain, when coupled to a turbocharged five-cylinder engine with 200hp (for the road car — 300hp in the rally version!), the combination of grunt and grip was unbeatable. Quite simply, the Quattro changed the face of rallying and performance road cars forevermore.

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But this wasn’t enough. By 1984 rallying was all but deregulated, and Audi Sport introduced the Sport Quattro: a shortened, more powerful version of the original coupe, and regulations insisted that 214 were built for the road. With its wheelbase shortened a meaningful 12.6 inches between the B- and C-pillars, the Sport Quattro was more nimble and the bodywork featured numerous GRP and carbon-Kevlar panels. A massive KKK-K27 turbocharger helped increase power to 302hp on the road, while Stig Blomqvist had access to over 450hp in the rally Group B version.

Nowadays the road cars are extremely desirable — expect to pay in the region of half a million dollars if you find a good one.

Source : highsnobiety.com

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