Four rings, four-wheel drive, 10 reasons to buy a fast Audi

In a world when true versatility often comes at an excessive cost, these Autobahn stormers from Audi offer a truly compelling and, for the moment, affordable package…

While the cannon-like soundtracks and tail-happy driving characteristics of fast saloons and estates from other manufacturers may seem enticing, in the real world they are simply counterproductive. Should you wish to travel in the rain, chauffer your in-laws with respectful modesty, or tackle other real word tasks, the excitable puppy on your driveway will be of little help. Starting with its legendary Porsche partnership, the RS2, Audi has been quietly honing its S and RS products to create the Swiss Army knife of the automotive world. Of course, this is old news to most, fully aware of the connoisseur’s choice for enthusiasts with responsibilities, but as these models age in true German style (efficiently, that is), prices are also maturing. From the perfectly plump arches of the B7 S4 and RS4 to the Layer Cake legend C5 RS6, the choices are plentiful, but to help you on your way, we have chosen 10 from the Classic Driver Market…

10 fast Audis from the Classic Driver Market