Video of the Day: Audi quattro 20V vs Audi quattro S1 E2 vs Audi Sport quattro vs Audi RS2 Avant vs Audi S2 coupe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75528"] words: Bill, photo: carwow I'm voting this as the Video of the Year. What a lineup! Mat Watson and carwow are celebrating 45 years of the Audi 5-cylinder by lining up legends for a drag race: Audi quattro vs Audi S1 E2 vs Audi Sport quattro vs Audi RS2 Avant vs Audi S2 coupe. Be sure to turn up the volume to 11 when the cars race because the sound is phenomenal. So is this worthy of Video of the Year? Check it out below and make the dec...

Find of the Day: A Pair of Audi Sport quattro S1 Doors

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74151"] words: Bill, photos: Ben Radford Well this is a first. Normally we feature a whole vehicle as a Find of the Day but I don't remember featuring parts before but this is too cool to pass up. I'll let the description tell you about them. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74152"] Super rare and sought after, for sale are a pair of Audi Sport Quattro S1 doors complete with handles, catches, period correct wing mi...

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 Auction Watch: 05.12.2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71660"] Words: Steve Johnson Enthusiasts could spend all day searching for their favorite car (or cars) on the many incredible auction platforms that now exist.  To save you time, Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date on Ingolstadt’s finest available for purchase with this series of stories.  We’re monitoring auction sites for interesting finds and hopefully our Audi enthusiast members will be informed enough to snap up the ob...

Audi Club Auction Watch: quattro de Mayo 2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71423"] Words: Steve Johnson Enthusiasts could spend all day searching for their favorite car (or cars) on the many incredible auction platforms that now exist.  To save you time, Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date on Ingolstadt’s finest available for purchase with this series of stories.  We’re monitoring auction sites for interesting finds and hopefully our Audi enthusiast members will be informed enough to snap up the ob...

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...

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...