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What a cool car, I'd love to own a Quattro in the white and red livery. I'd look like a right [email protected] but I really wouldn't care. :cool:
 

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In the 80's I had the use ofa quattro coupe turbo for about a month. It reallly was unique in its styling and capabilities. And pretty unique in performance.

If you think a modern diesel suffers turbo lag you should have tried a quattro. Low revs, foot down, nothing, nothing, nothing, little bit of acceleration, OH MY GOD! It took off like (insert analogy of your choice here). So sure footed too.

Had the chance to buy it and turned it down as service & maintenance costs were scary.

The one thing I never got used to was the turbo wastegate - it sounded just like a police siren on the overrun. So you'd give it sone welly, ease off and hear the sound of a police siren - very offputting. Particularly as by that time things were usually a bit illegal...........
 
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