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Estate of the art - this emerald green Audi RS2 is a hidden gem

Oldtimer Galerie Toffen’s upcoming Classic Cars & Motorcycles sale is packed with everything from British design icons to cutting-edge Italian supercars, but this emerald green Audi RS2, built in collaboration with Porsche, is a true modern classic!

Based on its silhouette alone, this Audi RS2 would likely never turn any heads, especially not among the plethora of sculpted Italian supercars and flowing British classics that are heading to auction at Oldtimer Galerie Toffen’s upcoming Classic Cars & Motorcycles sale on March 23rd. However, it’s the unassuming nature of this estate, wagon, shooting brake — or whatever else you want to call it — that appeals to our inner petrol head, especially when the car in question was born out of a collaboration between the brightest minds at Porsche and Audi. 

Yes, this RS2 might shout “school run” to the uninitiated, but those Porsche alloys should hint at the wolf hiding under that sheepish exterior. In fact, it wasn’t just the wheels that Audi borrowed from Porsche: the RS2 received the 968 Clubsport’s full wheel, brake and tyre package. Under the bonnet, the RS2 packs a 2.2-litre five cylinder with a single KKK turbocharger, pushing out a mighty 315bhp through all four wheels. That’s more than enough to keep any modern hot hatch on its toes, and it was positively blistering back in the 1990s, placing the RS2 neck-and-neck with Ferrari 456 in terms of sheer pace.

This RS2 ups the appeal significantly with its gorgeous Emerald pearl-effect paintwork and leather interior, which features heated electrically-adjustable Recaro seats. Having covered 155,000 kilometres, this example has been steadily enjoyed and, more importantly, maintained, with the experts at Lehmann motor-technique in Triesen having optimised and tuned that fiery five cylinder.  A major service that included a new timing belt and water pump was done in 2020, while the headlining was replaced in 2022, meaning this RS2 should be more than ready to blast down your local back roads.