Audi Sport Quattro S1

The "short" quattro is a legend in the history of rallying. Rally racing ascended to new heights in the 1984 season. The competitors exploited the very liberal regulations at that time in Group B to enter mid-engine cars that were pure race cars with only a visual resemblance to production models. Audi also considered a similar concept. A prototype was developed but then put back on ice. Follow the link to learn more about quattro technology http://audi.us/eJeI9y

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Audi Sport Quattro S1 - Pikes Peak
Audi entered the Pikes Peak for the first time in 1984. Michèle Mouton finished second in the Sport quattro; she won the race in 1985. In 1986, local driver Bobby Unser set a new record of 11:09.22 minutes in the S1; Walter Röhrl followed him the next year. His Sport quattro S1 was a concept of bare functionality pushed to the absolute limit. The five-cylinder engine pumped out 440 kW (nearly 600 hp) and 590 Nm (435.16 lb-ft) of torque. The recirculation system kept the large turbocharger spinning. A dual- clutch transmission directed the power to a quattro powertrain with three locking differentials.On race day, June 11, Röhrl started second to last, before the driver with the fastest practice time, Ari Vatanen (Peugeot). As calm and collected as ever behind the wheel, the Bavarian navi- gated the world's highest highway in the record time of 10:47.85 minutes. He got the Sport quattro S1 into sixth gear four times and was clocked at 196 km/h (121.79 mph) at the fastest part of the track. Röhrl beat Vatanen by nearly seven seconds. Follow the link to learn more about quattro technology http://audi.us/Mypv7S





Audi RS Moments of Truth - 1983: quattro
Audi RS "Moments of Truth" is a series of highly stylized, dynamic short-form documentaries that capture a moment in time -- visual, visceral proof of the impact that technological innovation and risk-taking has had on performance in a highly competitive world. This film tells the story of Audi quattro and the advantage that four-wheel drive technology afforded Audi race teams in the early 1980s on the FIA World Rally Championship circuit. Audi driver and WRC Champion Hannu Mikkola tells the story of his win at the 1983 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland -- a grueling race full of big-air jumps and hairpin turns. Audi quattro GmbH head of development Stephan Reil links the story to modern day refinements of the quattro drivetrain bringing to life the technological benefits of the crown gear and sport differential through dynamic track footage of the all-new RS 5. Follow the link to learn more about how performance has evolved http://audiusa.com/performance





Audi Quattro Ski Jump commercial 2005
Celebrating 25 years of Quattro. A recreation of the Classic 1986 Audi commercial. Follow the link to learn more about quattro technology http://audi.us/eJeI9y





Audi Quattro On The Summit - Original Ski Jump Commercial
The skier, carving his way down the streets of San Francisco at high speed, the race quattros and the Q7 driving across sheets of ice, spectacularly being shot from below, the snow-covered ski jump that the Audi 100 CS quattro drives up without any external assistance -- over quattro's 30-year history Audi has made a whole series of TV commercials that highlight the mystique of quattro and the emotions it arouses. Some of them have gone down as classics in the history of advertising because they simply concen- trate on the products -- typical Audi. Follow the link to learn more about quattro technology http://audi.us/Mypv7S




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