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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
uber, uber cool.
I can vouch for it. In June 1986, i had the chance to travel as a passenger in one. We had to get to our destination before closing time. Now, the lwb quattro was my dream car from 1980, and i knew a lot about the swb quattro; to travel in one, on a mission, was a dream come true. The rural roads of Cheshire provided the backdrop for my first experience of defying the laws of physics. There's no way we can approach that corner at that speed without braking...erm, we're not braking...perhaps we should be braking, braking really rather hard now because - and oh my GOD! - the quattro devoured the bends like they weren't there. Corner after corner...it both challenged and totally reset your perceptions of what was possible (speed wise) on corner entry and corner exit. It played with physics in a way that we never did in class.
From the rural corners, we finally joined the m-way (M6 maybe - i'm not so sure now) and this car was - well, i think catapulted sums it up best - from the slip road to the outside lane in what felt like split seconds. On the m-way, it ate everything in front of it, and toasted a tailgating BMW 6-er, who's driver probably assumed it was 'just a quattro'...until at 120 mph, the Audi continued to accelerate furiously and easily away from the ailing BMW. We hit a shown 160mph in that Audi (its top speed) on the M6; it felt totally stable; the engine was glorious, the wind noise a bit gor-blimey, and the leather creak, creak, creaked...
After the GTV6 and the Miura, the Quattro (lwb or swb) is my favourite car.
IMHO, the Sport Quattro is cool. Very, very cool :-)
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