It wasn’t before 1980 when 4WD car entered rally championship. Audi Quattro was the game changing racer that not just introduced 4×4 in rallying but also was the car which gave the first WRC win to woman driver. It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact that the Quattro had on rallying. That is why we are more than happy to share with you this beautiful Audi Quattro S1 poster.
At big extent, Audi owes its current premium look and feel to the Quattro technology. It was developed after Audi engineer had played with the compact VW Iltis during Finnish winter. Jorg Bensinger noted that the small vehicle is great snow performer gifted with perfect maneuverability. Ferdinand Piech, the man who green-lit Porsche 917 once again proved himself as a visionary manager and played a major role in Audi Quattro program approval.
In line with the market premiere of Audi Quattro in 1980, it entered in rallying just to rock its foundations through the innovation of the all-wheel drive technology. They seemed to be a perfect match.
The first Audi Quattro appearance in Monte Carlo rally caused an absolute sensation. After Hannu Mikkola overtook a Lancia Stratos that had started one minute before him at the first special stage, it became clearly visible that a new era had begun.
Audi managed to dominate even the horrific Group B before it was ceased. This Audi Quattro S1 poster is dedicated to the rally racing car in its E2 version, which was introduced at the end of 1985 as an update to the Audi Sport Quattro. It had 2.1-liter, 5-cylinder engine capable of 500 hp + due to a clever turbocharger that spins in high rpms when the driver is closing the throttle. This allowed reducing turbo lag once you go out of corner or shift gears. The aggressive body kit aimed to increase the downforce needed to keep under control a beast weighing just 1095 kg. It was driven by legends like Michele Mouton and Walter Röhrl, the latter won the Pikes Peak in 1986, the last year that Audi was officially presented in rallying.
Make yours this beautiful Audi art in the form of a beautiful Audi Quattro S1 poster print, created by Evan DeCiren and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.