Video of the Day: Why Driving a Group B Legend is a Bit Like Being on Drugs

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65110"] words: Bill, photo: Goodwood Road & Racing You won't never tame it but I love it...absolutely love it. These are the words David Kedward utters when driving his replica Group B Audi Quattro. Imagine being 12 years old and love being a butcher assistant. Then imagine being exposed to motorsports. That is British rally driver, David Kedward. He's raced all over the world but really wanted an Audi Quattro, He and his best mate, Gary M...

Powerhouses: Five-Cylinder Engines at Audi

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64693"] source: Audi AG Five-cylinder engine delivering 136 hp presented for the first time in 1976 in the Audi 100 Successful engine concept for series production and rallying Audi RS 3: modified five-cylinder engine with more torque Audi presented the first five-cylinder gasoline engine 45 years ago in the second-generation Audi 100. Enhancements and new developments followed with turbocharging, exhaust gas purification and four-valve tec...

ALL FOUR LOVE

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64454"] source: Audi AG There is no she or he, no male quattro costumers and female quattro customers. There are more than 11.5 million of them. But there is one quattro feeling: the fine tuning between technology and emotion. And that has stretched across four decades. A simple congratulations to the pioneers would therefore be insufficient. If that's not worth a declaration of love... Don’t worry, we won’t gush. The real love letters are...

E-Legend EL1 EV Harks Iconic Audi Sport quattro Era with New Electric Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61932"] It’s hard to know what to make of the new E-Legend EL1. From a design standpoint, this new electric car startup pays obvious homage to the Audi Sport quattro. However, its relationship to Audi beyond appearance remains to be seen. With its looks alone though, we figure it’s something our audience would want to know more about. The EL1 electric coupé is powered by three electric motors powered by a 90kWh battery pack. The firm behind ...

Choice Gear: MOC LEGO Audi Sport quattro by Pingubricks

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58307"] words: Bill, photos: Jan (Pingubricks) LEGO and Audi have a wonderful relationship. In fact, sitting on my shelf are a Speed Champions Sport quattro S1, two Audi R8 LMS, and an Audi R18 e-tron quattro. The S1 is obviously done in the style of a rally Sport quattro but what if you wanted a 'civilian' Sport quattro? As with Hot Wheels and Matchbox customizations, there is a whole world of unofficial LEGO designs out there and we've found a ...

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...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: Dune Dancers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47777"] words: Ola Lereim of ableitet.no, Photo: Getty Images, José Lourseau of dakardantan.com Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Amongst endurance rallies, the original iteration of the Paris-Dakar Rally holds maybe the most enduring, where the contestants started off the new year in Paris, travelled across t...

Gripped by quattro – Celebrating Forty Years of the Audi All-Wheel Drive Road and Rally Icon

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47636"] source: Audi UK Harald Demuth – Developing the new secret Audi rally weapon David Ingram – Hoisting the quattro high above the capital Phil Short – Winning in a rally quattro first time out Graham Rood – Plotting the route to victory Norman Gault – Amping the power up to 700PS The cars – Rallying with many types of quattro The game-changing Audi quattro made its UK debut in London in 1980. Here, five former members of the Au...

Cinco (Cylinders) de Mayo Find of the Day: 1985 Copenhagen Blue Audi Sport quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47087"] words: Bill, photos: Woow Motors I know I've already posted a Find of the Day that also happens to be 5 cylinders today but this beats that...by a Swiss country mile. I say Swiss because it is located in Couvet Val-de travers, Switzerland. This is a Copenhagen Blue Sport quattro. I have to admit, it's my second favorite color after Malachite Green...or Tornado Red. Actually, it could be Toyota Beige® and I would still love it. Here's th...

Unfair Advantage Podcast: Sport quattro Designer – Catching up with Peter Birtwhistle

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45486"] words: Bill, photos: Peter Birtwhistle In this episode of Unfair Advantage, George Achorn catches up with Peter Birtwhistle. So who is Peter Birtwhistle besides a man with a really cool last name? While you may not recognize his name, you definitely recognize his work. Peter was an Audi designer in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He has a book coming out on April 14, 2020 (purchase An English Car Designer Abroad HERE). Listen ...

Tech Talk: Deep Dive on 40 Years of Audi quattro® All-Wheel-Drive Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45431"] source: Audi of America Editor’s Note: We are in some extraordinary times now. COVID-19 has caused many disruptions (to say the very least) and in terms of the automotive world, all industry and enthusiast events are on hold…but that doesn’t mean we have to stop learning. In quattro magazine, we have a column by James Benoit called Tech Talk where James talks about…well…the tech of Audi. Audi of America is releasing a serie...

Re-Find of the Day: 1986 Audi Sport quattro will be at Gooding & Company on Amelia Island

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43962"] words: Bill, photos: Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company If you've never been to the Amelia Island Concours Week (March 5-8, 2020), I highly suggest you make some time to travel to the barrier island on Florida's Atlantic coast. Reasonably warm weather (especially to us in the Northeast), beautiful cars, beautiful scenery, beautiful cars... If this Sport quattro looks familiar, your eyes aren't deceiving you. We've featured it be...

Find of the Day: Audi Sport quattro…Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40112"] words: Bill, photos: eBay.de So what do you get when you have an old Audi 90,  a speed shop, and an idea? A truly awesome Frankenstein Sport quattro...sedan. JEMO Motorsport in Germany did just that but their Frankenstein is a beautiful monster. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40082"] And guess what? It's for sale on eBay.de. Here's the (translated) ad: The conversion was completed in 2016/2018 to SportQuattroLimo incl...

quattro Magazine: André Lotterer’s Daily Driver

words: George Achorn, photos: André Lotterer Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Let’s just lay this out there because it needs to be said. André Lotterer needs to stay in his lane. At the age of 37, the guy’s logged three Le Mans wins as an Audi Sport factory driver, switched to Porsche’s 919 program when Audi shuttered their LMP program, and today runs one of the top seats in Formula E - in addition to moonlighting for the Rebellion L...

Find of the Day: 1986 Audi Sport quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="26109"] words: Bill, photos: Canepa There are a few vehicles that will increase an Audi aficionado's heart rate like the Sport quattro...even non-fans got to shout. Now can you imagine owning one? Canepa can make your dreams come true. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="26106"] With a reported 224 Sport quattros made for Group B homologation, this is a very rare car. Examples of those that went to auction have fetched prices around...

Generations: ABT’s legacy with Audi from ur-quattro to RS

words: Aaron Plante, photos: ABT Sportsline Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2019 issue of quattro magazine. It was in the 80s, with the unveiling of the ur quattro at the Geneva motor show, that transitioned Audi from automotive marque curiosity to a direct competitor for chief German luxury rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The Ingolstadt-based automaker introduced their legendary 5-cylinder, 200 horsepower, angular coupe to the world with something until then unseen… q...

Audi Sport quattro Sale Set for Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction

In case you were on the fence about heading to Amelia Island Concour week next month, or perhaps you were on the market for a Sport quattro, we felt it important to bring your attention to the Gooding & Company auction set to take place. The auction house just confirmed this week that it will indeed be selling a rare Group B homologation special, the Audi Sport quattro road car. As many will tell you about the short wheelbase Sport quattro, it is a decidedly rare thing. 161 examples are s...

Nicolas Hunziker Wishes A Happy New Year To Audi Fans

words: Bill, video: Nicolas Hunziker If you don't know Nicolas Hunziker, he's one of the finest automotive artist out there. Porsche AG has officially licensed his artwork and even displays one of his paintings in their museum in Stuttgart. Sit back and enjoy this time lapse video of his Sport Quattro...but don't get too comfortable as it's only 60 seconds long. [embed]https://youtu.be/i6Obglm2dqo[/embed]