1984 Audi Quattro A2

The car that put Audi’s performance program on the map; the turbo-charged AWD Quattro A2.

Turbo-charged and intercooled the Quattro A2 produced 444hp+, impressive even by today's standards. (1920x1200)

The Audi Sport Quattro was a Quattro programme car developed for homologation for Group B rallying in 1984, and sold as a production car in limited numbers. It featured an all aluminium alloy 130.2 cu in 2.1 l 20v DOHC engine which was slightly smaller than that of the Audi Quattro (in order to qualify for the 3-litre engine class after the scale factor applied to turbo engines). In road-going form, the engine was capable of producing 302bhp, with the competition cars initially producing around 444+bhp.

The vehicle also featured a body shell composed of carbon-kevlar and boasted wider arches, wider wheels (nine inches as compared to the Ur-Quattro’s optional 8-inch-wide (200 mm) wheel rim), the steeper windscreen rake of the Audi 80 (requested by the Audi Sport rally team drivers to reduce internal reflections from the dashboard for improved visibility) and most noticeably,12.6 in shorter wheelbase.