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hey guys,
what would you say has got to be the best audi made?
im not too sure what would be in my oppinion, but the audi TT has got to be close to the top :drool:

posted by  misha

This is a no brainer

Audi Quattro Sport

Street trim

http://www.carenthusiast.com/audi/audi_quattrosport1985_05_250.jpg

Race trim

http://www.ruotadoro.net/images/Audi_start_web.jpg

Story

The Audi Quattro has had one of the greatest impacts in the history of motor sports. The car essentially revolutionized rally racing, making all-wheel drive an essential part of a rally car. The road-going Quattro, first built in 1980, was also the first mass-produced all wheel drive car. The Sport Quattro, first appearing in 1984, was built to homologate a short-wheelbase Quattro racing car that would eventually go on to win the 1984 World Rally Championship with Stig Blomqvist at the wheel.

In appearance, the Sport Quattro differed from the standard version by its extra hood scoops and bulging wheel wells. White 15-inch multi-spoke wheels also gave the car away. The shortened wheelbase, however, was probably the most noticeable feature.

Chopping 12.6 inches off the standard Quattro in order to save weight, Audi essentially made the Sport Quattro a 2-seat car. Other weight-saving measures include Kevlar body panels. The hood and front and rear fenders are made of the lightweight material while the rest of the car is made of steel. The Sport Quattro is relatively light, tipping the scales at just over 2850 pounds. Weight distribution is very much toward the front of the car (62.1% front, 37.9% rear), giving the car a tendency to understeer. With the short wheelbase, however, lift-off oversteer can be easily achieved.

Oversteer can also be induced by slamming the throttle out of a turn using the extra power of the 2.1 liter turbocharged inline-5. While the standard Quattro model had a sufficient 200 horsepower, the Sport Quattro had an astounding 306 bhp @ 6700 rpm and peak torque is 258 lb-ft @ 3700 rpm due to a KKK K27 turbocharger. While these figures are considered the norm by today's standards, the Audi Sport Quattro was one of the most powerful road-going cars of its time.

With traction being split 50-50 between the front and rear wheels, the Sport Quattro not only had good grip in the corners but also off the line. This, combined with the extra power from the turbocharged engine, allowed the Sport Quattro to lay down some impressive performance times. 60 mph comes up in only 4.8 seconds, the century mark is passed in 12.6 seconds, and a 1/4 mile drag strip can be conquered in a mere 13.5 seconds at 104 mph. Top speed is limited to 155 mph due to the brick-like aerodynamics of the car.

The price tag of the Sport Quattro was just as astounding as its performance. Audi's original price for the car in 1984 was set at $75,000. However, with only 170 customer cars being built, the Sport Quattro has maintained its value over the years and cars in good condition will go for a price similar to the original. Overall, 200 Sport Quattros were built, with the thirty remaining cars being development or race cars.

Would the World Rally Championship be the same today if it weren't for the Quattro? Probably. Some other manufactuer would have discovered the advantage of using all four wheels to accelerate the car and put it to use soon enough. But Audi was the first company to employ an all-wheel-drive car successfully, and the Quattro will therefore go down in history as one of the greatest cars of all time.

End of Story





My 2nd Choice...the Audi S4



http://www.whatodo.ru/bestcars/cars/audi/s4/a1.jpg

posted by  NISSANSPDR

A couple:
Audi RS6
Audi S4
Audi S3
Audi R8 :hi:
favorite: the concept: Audi Le Mans :thumbs:

posted by  StiMan

speaking of audi's i always wondered what the differences between the "s" and the "rs" were.... all i know is this "rs" is better/faster/more expensive.. right?

posted by  mirot

yea, mine would be the RS3.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/Images/Photos/20040505082413Audi_RS3.jpg

posted by  Zalight

Audi Coupe Quattro. Talk about a true legend. I love these cars in modified trim.

http://www.automoderna.lt/temp/COUPE2.jpg

http://www.automoderna.lt/temp/COUPE1.jpg

http://www.automoderna.lt/temp/COUPE4.jpg

posted by  DSMer

Yea but w/o the Audi Quattro Sport...you never get that car...:hi:

http://www.fast-autos.net/spotlight/quattro-4.jpg

http://rallye.stars.free.fr/autos/audi/album/Quattro_sport_03.jpg

http://weaky.free.fr/images/fiches/de/audi/Quattro_Sport_84.jpg

posted by  NISSANSPDR

They are the same car....

posted by  DSMer

Not really...I am pretty sure you're Audi Quattro doesnt have 306HP and do 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and weigh just over 2800 lbs

But bodystyle wise...your car is the evolution of mine...

:hi:

Checked the numbers on the 90-91 Coupe Quattro...3300 lbs, 164 HP, 0-60 in 8.8 seconds...

:ohcrap:

posted by  NISSANSPDR

Audi TT Coupe
http://www.downtownfinecars.com/DFCAudi/Images/Wallpaper/Wallpaper-2004-Aud i-TT-800x600.jpg

Audi TT Roadster
http://vnexpress.net/Vietnam/Oto-Xe-may/2004/01/3B9CF0BF/TT_Roadster_1B.jpg

posted by  misha

Same I-5, more ameneties and confort options. I figure if a turbocharger were bought into the eqation a good 100-140HP more would come of it. Your car is more the Shelby of the series. The CQ is simply the Mustang... power with luxery...

None the less two very great cars.

posted by  DSMer

Straight...:thumbs:

posted by  NISSANSPDR

Looks it's a squashed VW Beetle!
:clap:

posted by  NISSANSPDR

The RS's are high(er) performance models. From what I can tell, the only RS's in the States that are not imported 1 by 1 are the RS6's which are still pretty 1 by 1. The S's are pretty performancy from the get go. Great cars, all. :thumbs:

posted by  StiMan

I have driven a number of Audi's though sadly not the RS' variants. Audis are good cars. If i had all the money in the world I would buy an RS6 plus. I dont think you got this car in USA. but its an Rs6 with 480bhp!

The most extragant AUdi i have seen in the automotive press was a MTV spec Audi RS6 with 550bhp, and it had its rear seats ripped out and a 6 speed gearbox from the RS4 put into it. It costs £80,000 if anyone there is loaded. The stats are 0-60 in 4.1, but a staggering 0-100mph in 8.1 seconds!

Imagine beating Lamborghinis at the lights in one of those..even if AUdi now own lamborghini.

posted by  fukwit

The most extravagant Audi I've ever seen

http://www.technoracer.com/gallery/images/lemans_audi_2000_r8_2.jpg

Saw it at Sebring '00...worked the pits for the GT3 Dick Barbour team...

posted by  NISSANSPDR

The best, I guess the first. The urquattro.

posted by  Furby_vRS

urgh i hate VW's......theyre nowhere near an audi tt....i dont see how anyone can compare the two!

posted by  misha

Ahhh! The R8! Kicking ass at ALMS! :thumbs:

posted by  StiMan

You seem to be amazed with a car thats produced from a company thats synonymous with performane, racing, and speed. If you think thats amazing then you should probably take a look back at Audi history and compare some of the "competetive" cars.

You may or may not be familiar with the 1991 Audi Avus Quattro. It was a supercar concept made by Audi that could accelerate from 0-60 in 2.9 with only 509BHP!

There are many other Audis that would take far to long for me to explain. From the first 5Hp Horch to todays Modern RS6's Audi is one of Germanys oldest car manufactures. You say you're amazed than an Audi can do 0-100 in 8.1 seconds. I smile, becuase I know Audi has something better and even more powerful in store.

posted by  DSMer

1. Audi Quattro Sport
2. RS6 (fastest estate in the world)
3. New S3.

posted by  *Ben*

TT definetely :thumbs:

posted by  SubaruCorsi

Yeah, TT.

When I first saw it, I didn't like the round shape, and only respected it because I knew it was a good car. However, I think it's one of those cars that grows on you, and now I can appreciate it for its styling as well as its performance.

posted by  windsonian

i like the rs4. the one modified by oettinger specificly.

posted by  Modena

If I remember correctly, the US will get the RS4 soon, I cant wait! :thumbs: :hi: :mrgreen:

posted by  StiMan

Either the RS6 or TT Quattro Coupe with the 6 Speed and Turbo. :thumbs:

posted by  FordFromHell351

sure will. :thumbs:

posted by  Modena

The RS6 always impressed me. Wolf in sheep's clothing.

posted by  Beeelions

The old TT doesnt facinate me tht much. But I luv the new TT 3.2 quattro. Easily my favourite Audi.
Audi TT (http://www.rsportscars.com/foto/05/auditt07_09.jpg)
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posted by  Rock luver

That's the front end of a Ford Focus if ever I've seen one! I said it somewhere before (thought it was here....obviously not lol) :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

Definetly S4:thumbs:

posted by  TurboLag

Well it looks good. And it performs well too.
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posted by  Rock luver

mine would be a toss up between a RS6 http://www.fahrcar.com/audi-rs6-side.jpg
or the S8 http://www.autobytel.com/images/Autoshows/2005/Tokyo/400/Audi_S8_Tokyo_exfr drvr34.jpg would the R10 TDI count???
http://news.auto.cz/img/art/460_439f4e57baba0.jpg

posted by  True_Brit

Speaking of that Diesel Audi, was anyone watching Le Mans?...I saw some of it last night, but forgot this morning...20 minutes left lol.

posted by  chris_knows

Is the R10 actually a diesel? I never looked at it like that, lol....that's the one on GT4 isn't it?.......If anything I assumed the 'TDI Power' bit was advertising the VW group diesel engine....

posted by  Cliffy

No, it really is turbo-diesel lol...Here's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_R10) some info on it :hi:

And...this is kinda hard to believe, but the R10 actually won!! Beating the Presarolo C60 Hybrid by 4 laps! lol.

Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_24_Hours_of_Le_Mans) are the results of the Le Mans race from June 17/18.

posted by  chris_knows

I can believe that, diesel technology has come on alot over the years, Opel made a speedster diesel concept a while back, 60mpg and a ridiculous top speed of 160mph or something?

Thanx for the info the Chris, as alway a wealth of info lol.....so, can ya help with labour pains? :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

I think Wikipedia's got a section on that :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

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