"Collaboratively designed as a joint venture between Audi and Porsche and built on Audi's 80 Avant, the RS2 was Audi's first 'RS' vehicle and the first of their high-performance Avants (estates), using the most powerful and most thoroughly developed version of Audi's inline five cylinder turbocharged engine. Since its release, the RS2 has amassed an impressive cult following worldwide and is often regarded as being the vehicle that firmly established Audi as a producer of practical high-performance vehicles twinned with their permanent four-wheel drive Quattro drive train. All RS cars are usually produced in limited numbers and pioneer some of Audi's latest and most advanced technology and engineering prowess, therefore, 'RS' cars could be described as halo cars. Only 180 righthand drive cars were ever built for the UK, New Zealand and South African markets making this a very rare car.With 311bhp available, the RS2 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and achieve a maximum speed of 162 mph. In a 1995 road test, British car magazine Autocar timed the RS2 from 0 to 30mph at just 1.5 seconds, which they confirmed was faster than both the McLaren F1 road car and also Jacques Villeneuve's Formula One car of that time. Even by more modern standards its performance is exceptional.
This well presented example, in iconic Nogaro blue with black leather and blue alcantara inserts along with carbon trim panels belies its mileage. The original “mega-estate”, this example is completely original and has been fantastically cared for throughout its life. Recently serviced including a new cambelt, the vendor reports that it runs and drives beautifully. The condition is impressive with little sign of wear on the seats or steering wheel. Being just 1 of just 79 righthand drive RS2's registered on UK roads today this offers a unique opportunity to not only attain an appreciating future classic, but also a car that offers Porsche 911 speed with Audi Avant levels of luxury and practicality. Assembled by Porsche at the same plant they produced the legendary 959, the RS2 is an impressive joint venture. With a 6 speed manual gearbox, Brembo brakes and Porsche cup alloy wheels you’d expect from a Porsche, but with luxuries such as air-conditioning Recaro seats and 4-wheel drive you’d expect from Audi, the RS2 was a true masterpiece of co-development.
The car is supplied with a service log book with 23 stamps, V5C registration document, MoT test certificate that expires in April 2019, and many receipts.