The Audi Quattro S1 Rally (in Pikes Peak form) (1985)
The undriveable. In its S1 trim, which never really enjoyed that much success, the Quattro would develop more than 600bhp and become a living nightmare for the brave man (or woman, Michele Mouton did drive it) who tried to tame it.
As for spectators, it was the greatest thing in the world. The face in the cover of the Group B.
As for this Pikes Peak event, in Colorado:
“Audi sent Michèle Mouton to America, and in 1985 she set the fastest time ever recorded on the mountain. 1986 came, and Audi hired American racing driver Bobby Unser to drive. He won. The elusive 11 minute barrier was broken in 1987 by Walter Röhrl setting a new benchmark in 10:47.85 minutes in the 600-bhp quattro S1 prepared especially for this mountain race. — GBR”
Audi 100 C1 (1970)
—What? — I hear you kids saying.
I just got a ride in one of these today, and it was the very first Audi 100 I ever saw in Portugal. And in any other country, for that matter. I don’t know what happened to these, I’ve always found them so gorgeous and they’re a rare sight.
I was mightly impressed with the engine, I have to say. It sang very well and it pulled away nicely, especially for a 40 year old car. I thought it was rear wheel drive though, was a bit disappointed when I found out it isn’t.
Still, this may be the only Audi in history I actually really like.
Walter Rohrl — Audi Quattro, Rally Portugal, 1985.
Audi Quattro S1 Rally (1987)
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Mechanic working on Audi’s Umluft system in 1985. The name means “circulating air” in German, and the system was an early attempt at reducing turbo lag.
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Alfa Romeo Alfetta / Lancia Beta Coupé / Audi 100 Coupe S (197x).
Which one would you take?
Audi Quattro Coupé (1985)
RAC Rally — best done spitting fire.
Michele Mouton — San Remo Rally.
Most awesome lady ever.
Audi Quattro Sport, Group B.
You know what? If this were Villeneuve, he would have taken it all the way to the pits.