From the Archives: 1985 Audi Quattro Coupe

As I was looking through my archived posts, I found this one, and thought I'd bring it back. This was from the first ever Michigan State University Racing Club car show, way back on April 23rd, 2011. I've done a bit of re-editing on the photos, though. Enjoy.
The 1985 Audi Quattro Coupe. One of many road-going Homologation special versions of the legendary Audi Sport Quattro S1 Group B racer, and one of the first All-wheel-drive rally cars. The Subaru WRX STi and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution owe their existence to this car. The Quattro changed rallying quite a bit.

 This car was purchased by the guys at Team Illuminata Motorsports, out of Birmingham, MI, a few weeks before the show. 
With it's boxy shape, squared fender flares, square lights and low profile spoiler, this car is just dripping in 1980's cool.


The rather fitting number plate doesn't hurt, either. Gotta love that 1980's Audi motif.

2.2L Turbocharged Inline 5 cylinder engines are cool. This thing had an exhaust note to die for. Sadly, I didn't grab any video of it revving.

This has to be one of my favorite photos I've ever taken. I wasn't even using my Canon Rebel...this was shot on my Olympus FE-310 8mp point-and-shoot camera, which, due to it's poor photo and video quality, I've now dubbed the "Potato Cam".

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-Phil