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Made To Drive | S09 E13

This Sport Quattro Rennwagen Replica Is A Tribute To Walter Röhrl And Rallying’s Golden Era

This Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 replica is keeping historic Group B rallying in motion.
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In the late 1970s, Audi engineers started toying with the idea of pairing a turbocharged engine with the Volkswagen group’s four-wheel-drive platform. The result, in 1980, was the Ur-Quattro (Ur being German for “original”), a car that would ultimately change Group B rally racing and, in time, the way sports cars were prepared.

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GeirHH
GeirHH

This car I have been following for several years, I think this is a car that is as close to the original as it is possible to come.
The car is built with lots of original parts and I don’t think anything has been saved to get this result.

Tony Piscitelli
Tony Piscitelli

Just…wow. I agree with this gentleman. Group B will forever be the one of the greatest thing motorsports has ever seen, imho. This is just amazing.

Felix Trzetrzelewska
Felix Trzetrzelewska

I remember seeing the original ones racing on Wide World of Sports when I was a kid. The forests were like something out of King Arthur. Then, as now when I watch these beautiful films, I am reminded of a quote from one of my favorite movies where Butch says to Sundance:

Who ARE those guys?

Ed Wullinski
Ed Wullinski

This is an almost incredible story! The project participants seem to have immediately recognized Volker’s passion and supported this ambitious project. This car is German rally history and if the original is lost, then you have to reconstruct it. Congratulations and greetings from Hesse.

Matt
Matt

Wow! Thank you for these awesome videos. This brings me so much joy and motivation towards my projects! What an incredible story! Beautiful Car.

FlyingTent
FlyingTent

Wicked video yet again…. i was waiting to see and hear Walter Rohrl talk about it. I guess getting his signature on the car is already very special. Which raises the next question, what about a car linked to Bjorn Waldegard… a porsche perhaps?

Sebastian Hilbert

I come from Thuringia myself and I couldn’t believe hearing my local dialect in this video. If I would only have known earlier. I would love to meet Volker Gehrt and see his passionate creation!

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

I suggest you find him on-line, and ask for the possibility of seeing his car, some time when it is convenient for him, at a show or a rally. He probably shows the car from time to time, and enthusiasts love to talk about their projects. My experience is that when you are patient and polite the opportunity to visit is almost always extended.

Sebastian Hilbert

Thanks Robert! Thats a great suggestion.

Tim Maskus
Tim Maskus

Awesome that replicas are getting some recognition. Most are built with an appreciation and hat tip to the mostly unaffordable real cars. They have their purpose of allowing the motorsports public to view and hear them being driven when sometimes the ex works cars are just too valuable to drive. We are not fortunate here in North America to have an abundance of real cars, so these can help fill a void. With that said there is a contingent of scammers overseas that try and pawn off replicas as real and give honest replica builders a bad name.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

WOW!!!!

I’m just blown away by all the enthusiasm that surrounds this car!

Nice going Petrolicious!

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Full discloser . Normally I’m no fan of ‘ race ‘ replicas and especially race replicas replicating a specific driver’s race/rally car . But in this case … seeing as how its a Rohrl [ my favorite driver of all time and one hell of a mensch ] replica .. and the fact that Herr Walter obviously approves … I’ll put aside my prejudice and say … two thumbs up .. to the owner … the car … as well as the team involved in the video shoot and production,. …… in fact … two thumbs up may be an… Read more »