Audi Sport Quattro
Total Production: 214 1984 - 1986
The street-legal Audi Sport Quattro was produced to homologate the car for FIA Group B rally racing from 1984 to 1986. 214 were produced in total. The Sport Quattro was based on the road-going Audi Quattro coupe, with significant modifications to optimize it for rally racing. The wheelbase and body were shortened by 12.6-inches and the body was made from lightweight fiberglass and Kevlar body panels. It had a manually lockable center and rear differential with an all-aluminum alloy engine fitted with a KKK turbocharger. Power was impressive, rated at 306 HP and offering nearly 260 lb-ft of torque. Zero-to-sixty took 4.8 seconds with top speed achieved at 155 mph. Inside, there were Recaro leather and Alcantara sport seats.
This small coupe with its all-wheel-drive system had incredible handling. The performance was further enhanced with ABS, and four-piston calipers with inner ventilated discs.
With a focus on performance, the small footprint meant that the interior space was limited, especially in the back seat. There was little (to none) legroom for the occupants in the back.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2010