Forgotten Audi models: Rare cars from history

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Audi is one of the most popular automobile brands. German Audi cars are in great demand all over the world and are appreciated for their high quality, reliability, safety, technology and exquisite design. Many models of the brand have become iconic, some have gone down in history as classics, and some rare models have long been out of production, but they have not ceased to be interesting. We offer you 10 interesting models of Audi, which were in the history of the brand, but about which you may not have even heard.

Rare and forgotten Audi models

Our list includes such unique models:
1. Audi Quattro S1.
2. Audi Sport Quattro.
3. Audi RS2 Avant.
4. Audi RS4 Avant B5.
5. Audi RS6 Avant C5.
6. Audi TT RS Coupe 8J.
7. Audi RS3 Sportback 8P.
8. Audi R8 GT.
9. Audi S1 Sportback.
10. Audi A2 1.2 TDI 3L.

You'll be very lucky if one of these models comes across for sale on the aftermarket. And if it happens, it will be useful for you to know what is special about these cars.

Audi Quattro S1

1 Forgotten Audi models: Rare cars from history

This all-wheel drive full sports car was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980. For that time, the serial sports two-door coupe had unique technical characteristics - a very powerful engine of 220 hp, even distribution of torque between the front and rear axle with the possibility of locking both the rear and center differential right from the car interior. 

The modified version of this model, produced in a limited series (only 214 units) especially for the rally, had a shorter wheelbase and 306 hp under the hood. Although it did not look very presentable, its concept (light weight and functionality) became the basis for the creation of all future cars of this brand, one of which became a world speed record holder. 

Audi Sport Quattro

2 Forgotten Audi models: Rare cars from history

Sport Quattro (1983-1985) was created on the basis of Audi Quattro S1. It received a shorter base (less by 32 cm), had a 5-cylinder engine with a volume of only 2.1 liters, but capable of producing 450 hp. The sports car received wide tires, wide wheel arches, as well as a windshield from Audi 80, which improved visibility for the driver. In the finalized version of Sport Quattro there were no longer 2, but 3 differentials - front, rear and center. 
Now only 132 copies of this model have survived, most of which are in Switzerland and Germany. 

Audi RS2 Avant

3 Forgotten Audi models: Rare cars from history

The Audi RS2 Avant is the first sports car in the Audi RS series. It was developed by Audi together with Porsche. The car received a station wagon body, but it only looked like a vehicle for leisurely family trips. In fact, it was the fastest station wagon of that time with a V8 engine, 4.2 liters at 280 hp. There were other engine configurations - 2.2 liter (220-230 hp) Later the power of the sports car was increased to 315 hp, 6500 rpm. Porsche took part not only in the development and assembly of the Audi RS2 Avant. Many parts from the Porsche catalog were used in production (6-speed gearbox, fuel pump, etc.). 

Audi RS4 Avant B5

4 Forgotten Audi models: Rare cars from history

The RS4 B5 is the successor to the RS2, launched in 2000, developed from the popular A4. In the base version, the rough and heavy looking RS4 had a V6 engine under the hood, 2.7 liters, 380 hp and 440 Nm of torque, which develops speeds up to 250 km/h. Modification of the intercooler and exhaust system increased the power to 440 hp. The car responds instantly to the slightest pedal stroke and you are literally squeezed into the seat from the speed. Don't be fooled by the old-fashioned look of the car in the photo in the auto auction catalog. RS4 Avant B5 definitely deserves your attention, but before buying don't forget to check the history of the car using Audi's VIN decoder

Audi RS6 Avant C5

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The C5 is the second generation of the A6 (1997-2004) In 1998, the model won 3rd place in the European Car of the Year competition, and was later ranked among the top 10 best cars by Car and Driver magazine.

The RS6 Avant C5 was launched in 2002. Features:

• 4.2 liter V8 engine;
• 450 hp, 5700-6400 rpm;
• 5-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.

Audi TT RS Coupe 8J

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This is a sporty version of the Audi TT. The sports car was produced from 2009 to 2014 in two body variants - coupe and roadster equipped with a 2.5-liter engine, 310 and 340 hp. It has a robotized transmission, accelerates to a hundred in 4.1-4.7 seconds and reaches a speed of 250-280 km/h. 

Audi RS3 Sportback 8P

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This all-wheel drive hatchback with 5 doors. 8P - 2nd generation, produced from 2011 to 2012. Equipped with a 5-cylinder turbo engine with 340 hp and fuel consumption of 9.1 liters per 100 km. This model is considered the fastest of all modifications of the A3. It is in line with the best European sports cars, and its engine provides acceleration from start to 100 km/h in only 4.6 seconds.

Audi R8 GT

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Audi R8 GT is a 2010 model, a special version of the supercar, produced in a limited edition (333 units). The two-seat coupe is 100 kg lighter than the base model. The car is equipped with a powerful 5.2 liter engine 560 hp, 8000 rpm, which provides acceleration to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, top speed 320 km/h. 

Audi S1 Sportback

9 Forgotten Audi models: Rare cars from history

The five-door hatchback is a sporty version of the A1 model (B class). It was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in the second half of 2014. It has a 4-cylinder turbo engine with 231 hp, branded Quattro all-wheel drive. Gains 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h. Quite modern, technological and comfortable sports car with excellent performance.

Audi A2 1.2 TDI 3L

10 Forgotten Audi models: Rare cars from history

Hatchback with 5 doors - it is from the modifications of the Audi A2 model, which was produced from 2001 to 2005. The car is equipped with a turbodiesel engine 1.2 liters, with a power of only 61 hp. The maximum power is 168 km/h, and acceleration to a hundred - in 14.8 seconds. The advantage of the model is very economical fuel consumption - only 3.2 liters per 100 km.

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