The Audi UR-Quattro is ranked alongside the likes of the BMW M3 E30 and Lancia Delta Integrale among performance legends of the 1980s, as well as the greatest WRC icon of all time.
Known for their resolutely neutral balance, the Quattro displayed little or none of the chronic understeer later performance-oriented AWD cars show. Combined with unbeatable traction in nearly any kind of weather, a well-controlled and compliant ride, strong four-wheel discs and a comfy, well-equipped cabin, it was a new kind of GT. There was simply no faster way of covering ground in comfort than in a well-driven Quattro, which goes a long way towards explaining its popularity among Skiers and residents of mountain towns.
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Body: 2 Door Coupe
Interior: Black Leather with Cloth Insert
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 120,000 KM
Location: Hong Kong
History: The Audi was originally from Australia, imported and registered in Hong Kong in 2011 and changed hand once. It has participated in the Hong Kong Beijing Rally anniversary drive (not a race) as part of the Audi team. The car was tuned and maintained by Ex-Audi Sport Mechanic Steve Hagger.
Today, the Ur’s legacy lives on in unexpected places. Lamborghini and Bugatti, for instance, equip every car they make with AWD systems honed with knowledge gained through decades of Audi experience, allowing previously unimaginable amounts of power and torque to be harnessed in a way that allows mere mortals to drive cars capable of speeds unattainable even in Formula 1—and it all began back in the dying days of disco with a magical, unmistakable five cylinder warble, hence the mystique, and prices, remain high.
The Legendary Quattro that started the All-wheel-drive revolution.
The undisputed Icon of WRC and participated in the HK-Beijing Rally
HK registered and ready to drive.
If any car deserves the title of 'Legend', it is the Audi Quattro. The Geneva Motor Show in 1980 was the arena for the launch of Audi's sensational Quattro. It was the first four-wheel drive production car and with it Audi dominated the World Rally Championship. The drivers in the very first Quattro team were Hannu Mikkola and Michèle Mouton. Their debut in the 1981 Monte Carlo Rally caused an absolute sensation. In one of those moments that made motorsport history, on a snow-covered surface ten kilometres into the very first special stage, Mikkola overtook a Lancia Stratos that had started one minute before him. Michèle Mouton was the first woman to win a major rally in a Quattro in 1981.
It is arguably the most significant car of the post-war era. The initial plan was to build just 400 for the motorsport industry, but due to strong demand the Quattro went into full production. The first cars are easily identifiable by their twin headlamps, six inch Ronal wheels (seven inch Fuchs as options) and black boot spoilers. The engine was a turbo charged version of the fuel injected 2144cc five cylinder engine which originally produced 200bhp and a massive 210 lbf of torque. This phenomenal power would take the car to 60mph in 6.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 140 mph. The four wheel drive transmission’s ability to provide traction in all conditions meant that the car re-wrote the rule book in terms of road holding and acceleration.
As the first of the four-wheel drive rally bred machines, the Quattro put Audi at the forefront of four-wheel drive technology and kick started their motorsport heritage which continues to this day. There is still little to match the Quattro it in terms of handling or road holding and even now there is not many that can keep up with a well driven Quattro.
Sometimes referred to as the Ur-Quattro – Ur meaning ‘original’ in German – this Quattro redefined Audi, providing the company with a glamorous, hard-working edge and an enviable international competition record.
The RR Quattro was not the world’s first high-performance, permanent four-wheel drive coupe, but it was definitely one of the best and almost certainly the model that put all-wheel drive on the map. The unique longitudinal driveline made it easy to extend a propshaft to the rear, while the rear suspension was essentially the front suspension and subframe turned through 180 degrees. Power originally came from the 200 saloon’s 2.1-litre 200bhp turbocharged ‘five’, allowing a 137mph top speed and a 0-60mph time of 7.3 seconds.
However, it wasn’t just the Quattro’s power and performance that made it such a household name. The Audi’s incredible road-holding, agility, refinement and rugged good looks meant it created an impact worldwide. At the time, the Audi Quattro was one of the fastest point-to-point cars on earth. It was partially hand-built on a dedicated line at Ingolstadt, with every car undergoing extensive static and test-track quality assurance including a 100mph run.