The Audi Quattro, also known as the Ur-Quattro, was the four-wheel drive version of the Audi Coupe, based on the Audi 4000. It became famous from its dominance in rallying, thanks to its Quattro four-wheel drive system. The Quattro was the first car to combine four-wheel drive with a turbocharged engine.
Audi Quattro Overview
The Audi Quattro was a high-performance sports car produced by Audi from 1980 to 1991. It was the first mass-produced car to feature permanent all-wheel drive, and it helped to revolutionize the rally racing world. The Quattro was powered by a 2.1-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine that produced 200 horsepower. It was available with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission.
The Quattro was known for its handling, performance, and all-weather capability. It was a popular choice for rally racers, and it won the World Rally Championship four times in a row (1982-1984, 1986). The Quattro was also a popular choice for car enthusiasts. It was known for its distinctive styling and its unique all-wheel drive system. Production of the Quattro ended in 1991. It was replaced by the Audi S2, which was also a high-performance sports car with all-wheel drive.
Audi Quattro Sales Figures
The Audi Quattro is considered to be one of the most important cars in Audi’s history. It helped to establish the company as a major player in the sports car market, and it popularized the use of all-wheel drive in performance cars. A total of 11,452 units were produced from 1980 to 1991, of which just 664 were sold in the US and an additional 99 in Canada. On top of that, an estimated 10 units of the short-wheel base Audi Sport Quattro were sold in the US (6 red, 2 green and 2 white), of the just 224 produced.