Audi Quattro stood motionless for 26 years: this is what happened to it

Audi Quattro stood motionless for 26 years: this is what happened to it

August 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The car is planned to be sold at auction for 8-10 thousand pounds sterling

The British auction house CCA put up for auction the Audi Quattro Turbo, which has traveled more than 286 thousand kilometers since its release in 1985, but has stood motionless for the past 26 years. Photos of the car clearly show what happened to it during this time: the state of the sports car cannot be called ideal. Therefore, they plan to get only 8-10 thousand pounds for the car.

The Quattro Turbo was produced from 1980 to 1991, during which time Audi built about 11,000 units. Cars in European specification were equipped with a 2.1-liter five-cylinder supercharged engine that produced 200 horsepower and 287 Nm of torque, and a five-speed manual gearbox. Since 1987, the 2.2 engine began to be installed on the sports car, and since 1989 – a version of the same unit, but with two overhead camshafts and a return of 220 forces.

The copy of “Quattro” put up for sale was produced in 1985, which means that under the hood there is a “turbo five” 2.1. According to the passport, this car could accelerate to a hundred in 7.1 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 220 kilometers per hour.

However, now the seller cannot guarantee the performance of either the engine or the transmission – they did not even try to start the car. Hence the low price, since it will also be necessary to update the body and interior, and at the same time check all the electrics.

In 1981, journalists admired the handling and gambling nature of the Audi Quattro, noting that at a price of 14,500 pounds sterling, it can be considered the best deal on the market. For comparison, the Jaguar XJS V12 or BMW 6 Series Coupe were five thousand more expensive at the time. Now, taking into account inflation, Audi could cost more than 49,500 pounds sterling, that is, at the level of the S5 coupe.