Only 224 examples of the Audi Sport Quattro for public sale.
Not for nothing, the original Audi Quattro has a legendary reputation as a rally car for the road. By the time the “Ur-Quattro” emerged, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Subaru Impreza — hadn’t yet come onto the rally scene. Audi made the original car from 1980 to 1991, but this one is something even more special. It’s the Audi Sport Quattro, a homologation version of the Group B rally car built in 1984. Only 224 were built globally, and one happened to be on display at the Gateway Auto Museum in Gateway, Colorado.
Roman was recently in Gateway, Colorado for the all-new Audi Q8. That detailed review is up right now on TFLcar’s YouTube channel. But when you get a chance to actually sit behind the wheel of a rally legend, you’re not going to pass it up, are you?
Under the hood, the 1984 Audi Sport Quattro S1 houses a 2.1-liter all-aluminum inline-five engine. In road-going form, it produced 302 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque — a healthy amount even by today’s standards. Not only that, but it also, thankfully, had a manual transmission. It’s definitely a quick car in its own right, which is why it needed a radar detector on board.
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