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Author: ,"Royal,Paul" <email@example.com> at Internet
Date: 9/24/96 12:12 PM
What exactly the heck is a ur-q anyway?
Congratulations...if you are lucky enough to drive a ur-q and:
An Ur-quattro, pronounced oor-quattro refers to the two door four wheel
drive car built by Audi between 1980 and 1991. In total there were ~11K
cars builts, 500 were imported to America between 83-85, and 100 into
Canada in the same time frame. I am lucky (or crazy) enough to own two, an
'85 and an '83.
The car looks like a stock 2 door coupe but with wheel arch flares similar
to the original M3. The car came with a turbo charged I5, 200h.p stock in
Europe and 160hp stock in NA, the last year of production saw the S4 20
valve engine. I fell in love with the car when I watched coverage of the
World Rally Championship in the early '80s, at the time my father owned a
I'll post this to the list and hopefully some kind person will post a web
site you can browse to see some pictures. If not, I can email you some
pictures if you're interested. There's a really good picture of a red one I
downloaded from a web site (sorry can't remember which one, Bob D'Amato's?)
license plate IN-YX-87. I use it as my wall paper on my PC.
Don't worry that you've never heard of them or seen one, neither have most
of the Audi dealerships in Toronto, so finding mechanics who know how to
repair them is always a bit of a challenge.
There's also a very good FAQ in the archives, compiled I think by Dave
p.s. Bob D'Amato's ur-q is for sale, so if you really want the quattro
experience..... contact Bob.