1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe – Today’s Rally Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe 1987 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe

Best noise ever heard on a rally stage? Probably

When you think of rallying in the 1980s, most minds cast back to the simply heroic Group B era of off-road racing, where the cars were wild and the driving was even wilder.

Of all the spectacular cars that took part in Group B however, arguably the most iconic were the Audi Quattros.

Grainy footage of the four-wheel drive monsters flying through the air while spitting flames in gratuitous slow motion still captures the imagination of car enthusiasts like little else.

Of course for cars to be compliant in Group B, there had to be a limited run of road-going versions of the same cars made available to the general public, 200 examples to be precise. As a result Audi made just over 200 models which they coined the ‘Audi Sport Quattro’.

Audi also started making a regular Quattro coupe model in 1980 to showcase their permanent UR Quattro four-wheel -drive system. In fact, the Quattro coupe was the first production car ever to combine permanent four-wheel-drive with a turbo-charged engine.

While these regular coupe models were less extreme than their homologation brethren, they were still a very quick and competent sports coupe thanks to their turbo-charged, 5-cylinder motors. In addition, drivers of the coupe soon discovered that they were an absolute game-changer in the wet.

The regular Quattro coupes ended up staying in production for more than a decade, with the final coupe rolling off the production line in Ingolstadt in 1991. All in all, the coupe ended up being quite a rare beast, with a total of 11,452 being made in its 11-year life span.

This particular Quattro coupe is a 1987 model and, according to the seller, has been kept in excellent condition with a full service history. This particular model also had optional extras such as central locking, sunroof and a CD player.

The seller is asking $40,100 for the coupe, which is a actually a bit of a bargain considering the much  rarer Sport Quattro homologation specials demand price tags of over half a million bucks!

If you consider yourself a bit of a keen rally-ist and want to know more, you can check out the full listing here

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