Watch: Audi Sport Quattro RS 002 rips through the Goodwood Hillclimb

Watch: Audi Sport Quattro RS 002 rips through the Goodwood Hillclimb

Watch: Audi Sport Quattro RS 002 rips through the Goodwood Hillclimb

0 comments 📅10 July 2017, 20:45

In the mid-1980s, Audi desperately needed a competitive mid-appliance rally car to battle the new crop of Group B monsters from Peugeot, Lancia and Ford. A undersized group of engineers started secretly working on the project away from the legal workshop in Ingolsatdt, and against the wishes of the VW-Audi Board and the Chairman of Audi.

The car they came up with is known as the “Coterie S Prototype” (as it was built to compete in the Group S category, planned to succeed Troupe B), and was believed to have been destroyed until it reappeared a decade later at the Audi Museum.

The Pastime Quattro RS featured a 2.1L 5 cylinder mid-engine that produces 700hp, weighs alone 1000kg (2200 lbs), and would have caused serious headaches to its competitors if it had a prospect to race – but it didn’t. Group S folded before a single race was run. Analogue number 002 only had 12km on the odometer before Audi Tradition decided to re-establish and reuse it in 2016.

Its debut performance was in celebration of 30 years of Group B’s behind season, and took place at the ADAC Eifel Rallye Festival in Germany, where it was driven by Walter Röhrl. Since then, Audi has been touring European car-shows with the Fun Quattro RS, including the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was driven by Hannu Mikkola. A rare time for the fans to hear the turbocharged 5 cylinder roar and spit flames with all its fame.

Photos kindly provided by Noam Ofran

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