1985 Audi Quattro Coupé Registration no. WOI 9447 Chassis no. WAUZZZ85ZFA901095
The Audi Quattro was one of the company's most significant productions. Introduced in 1980 it brought four-wheel-drive into the motoring mainstream, and with its excellent handling and high performance power plant went on to have a very successful competition record. Outwardly it resembled the coupé variant of the Audi 80 but underneath it was very different car. A new floorplan was needed to accommodate the four-wheel-drive transmission with front-mounted engine and the independent rear suspension. The five cylinder SOHC engine displacing 2144 cc was equipped with a Kuhnle, Kopp & Kausche ['KKK'] turbocharger, producing around 200 horsepower in road trim with more being available when tuned. Top speed was 135 mph and 0 60 mph could be achieved in just 7.2 seconds. The Quattro excelled as a rally car, winning the Manufacturers' Championship for Audi in 1982 and 1984 and the Driver's Championship in 1983 and 1984, but its enduring legacy was the way it so successfully demonstrated the advantages of four-wheel-drive for passenger cars.
The car offered here was manufactured on 30 September 1985 and since new has been maintained by Audi and Quattro specialists A M Cars. Sold by Bonhams at the 2008 Festival of Speed Sale the Audi has been restored and refurbished as required on an on-going basis, including, in a previous ownership, the fitting of a new radiator and work on the turbocharger. The only noted modification from original factory specification is the fitting of a Milltek exhaust system. Described by the vendor as being in very good condition overall, the very tidy engine bay is a particular highlight. At the Goodwood House Open Day in August 2018 members voted the Audi the winner of the Concours there, and having achieved that accolade the car went on to be displayed in the rotunda of the Royal Automobile Club's Pall Mall clubhouse in January 2019.
A comprehensive file accompanies the car, containing service history and receipts for work carried out, together with an indoor car cover and UK V5C.