Video of the Day: 2023 Audi RS 3 vs 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73419"] words: Bill, photos: carwow This is the drag race of your dreams. Mat Watson takes on a former Walter Röhrl/Stig Blomqvist-driven 1985 Audi Sport quattro S1 in a 2023 Audi RS 3...legendary 5 cylinder vs modern 5 cylinder. The stats: 1985 500hp, 354 ft-lb torque, 2400lbs vs 2023 400hp, 369 ft-lb torque, 3473 lbs. Just looking at those make you think that the outcome of the drag race would be a known quantity but... Enjoy the race...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: 1:18 Scale 1987 Walter Röhrl Audi S1 Pikes Peak Winner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68136"] It's that time again...time for one lucky participant to win this 1:18 scale model from our 2022 Audi Club Spring Sweepstakes! In this sweepstakes, we are giving away a 1985 Audi ur-quattro Coupé...the model that started it all. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67876"] This 1:18 scale model is Walter Röhrl's 1987 Audi S1 Pikes Peak winner. Made by Classic Model Replicars, this S1 is festooned with flares and spoilers. E...

This is Ken Block’s Audi S1 Hoonitron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66978"] source: Audi AG Audi develops all-electric one-of-a-kind car for “Elektrikhana” video Legendary Audi Sport quattro S1 serves as the base for Audi designers Ken Block: “This project makes a dream come true for me” It instantly brings back memories of the legendary Audi Sport quattro S1 with which the four rings used to charge to the summit in the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb event, aka the “Race To The Clouds:” Audi is pre...

Find of the Day: 1986 Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Tribute

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50457"] words: Bill, photos: Alex Zajac I was feeling ill the last couple of days and have been on and off social media (mostly off) so when I woke up this morning, I had several messages about this car. Oh baby...someone's feeling better already. What you see here is a 1986 Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 tribute. I've seen several for sale over in Europe; can't remember seeing one here. Here's the ad: Here we have amazing example of 1986 Audi S1 e2- T...

#quarantinequattro: Audi of America Releases Paper Cutout Sport quattro S1, R8, and e-tron Models

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47052"] words: Bill, photos: Audi of America Our 2nd installment of #quarantinequattro comes from Audi of America. This very Audi Holiday (quattro de Mayo) celebrates 40 years of quattro. First up (and in our hearts) is the Audi Sport quattro S1. This car dominated rally racing so much, it changed it. quattro was declared an 'unfair advantage' when it was introduced into touring car racing. You can download it HERE. [gallery link="none" colum...

Choice Gear: Blipshift with Audi Group B T-shirt Design

We'll admit it. We're suckers for a cool T-shirt design and this Group B rally design from Blipshift most certainly qualifies. The car shows Audi's short wheelbase S1 catching air in the 1,000 Lakes rally. Notably, 1,000 Lakes in Finland is very well known for its many, many jumps. The route is brutal on cars, sending them airborne and then crashing back down to the ground over, and over and over. It certainly makes for fantastic photography... and T-shirts. Worth reminding, this is Bl...

Rallycross: EKS Audi Sport Before “Magic Weekend”

[source: Audi Sport] Season highlight with 40,000 fans in the forests of central Sweden Level pegging: Audi drivers Ekström and Bakkerud both with two victories so far in Höljes Season highlight in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX): the event in Swedish Höljes is held from June 29 to July 1. It is regarded as the craziest world championship round of the year and is simultaneously the home race for EKS Audi Sport and Mattias Ekström. ...

Find of the Day: NOS Minichamps 1:43 Audi Sport quattro Pike’s Peak

Today's Find of the Day goes out to the scale model collectors amongst us. Rare and out of production models tend to pull a serious premium on auction sites like Ebay, and that's if you can find them at all. Take for example the Minichamps' 1:43 iteration of Walter Röhrl's 1987 Audi Sport quattro Pike's Peak racer. Minichamps did a limited edition run (6687 units) back in 2006, complete with cool display box featuring a map of the Pike's Peak hillclimb. It seems at least one of those un...

Rallycross: Roller Coaster Ride for EKS Audi Sport

Snow in final! Qualifying winner Andreas Bakkerud finishes fourth Mattias Ekström misses final at Montalegre by 0.5 seconds Montalegre - Sun, rain and even snow in the end: totally crazy April weather in round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) and a roller coaster ride for EKS Audi Sport. After positions one and three in qualifying, expectations of the two Audi campaigners, Andreas Bakkerud and Mattias Ekström, in Portugal had been higher than positio...

EKS Audi Sport to Attack in World RX with Bakkerud and Ekström

source: Audi Sport Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project to continue with Audi factory support Andreas Bakkerud at the wheel of the second Audi S1 EKS RX quattro Neuburg a.d. Donau - Audi remains committed to rallycross in the 2018 season. The Ingolstadt-based brand will continue to provide factory support to Mattias Ekström’s project. Under its new name, EKS Audi Sport, the team will compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) with two newly prepared...

Best of Audi quattro on Hillclimb Racing – 5 Cylinder Pure Sound Compilation

words: Bill Cho, video: HillClimb Monsters If you had to use one word to describe the Audi 5 cylinder, it would be legendary or unforgettable or storied or...you get what I'm saying. Full of snarls, pops, chirps, whoosh and roar, this compilation video by HillClimb Monsters is 11 minutes of pure joy. There's nothing like hearing an approaching beast and just knowing it's an Audi. From European hillclimbs to Pikes Peak, you will be at the edge of your seat as you watch these Audis tak...