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Audi Sport quattro (1984 - 1986)

Last updated 27 March 2013

 
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A much more focused quattro with more performance and much improved handling
Rare and exceedingly expensive to buy, and repair costs are astronomical

Introduction

The Audi Sport quattro was the road going version of what became known as the rally team's last throw of the dice at championship glory. By 1984, the quattro’s best Group B rallying days were behind it. It could easily beat the Group 4 machines it originally found itself up against, but it was simply too big and heavy to compete with the purpose built supercars, such as the new Peugeot 205T16.

As a riposte, Audi lopped out 20cm from the original car’s wheelbase, and installed a 20v head on its straight-five. The rally cars were met with moderate success, while the road versions proved quick and useful, albeit at considerable cost. Rare and valuable now, though, and on the crest of a Group B revival, but there are many fakes out there, so make sure you’re looking at a real one. The Audi 80 windscreen is a giveaway.

 

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