[urq] Info on old school Quattro Rallye car?
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QSHIPQ at aol.com
Fri Mar 16 13:26:47 EDT 2007
Vw Porsche mag has it reviewed in Dec 85 issue. I'll also note that it ran
quite well, and was in the time hunt for the Pikes Peak Hillclimb win with
the quattro sport, but had a DNF. It was quite successful in other US rallies
at the time however, and I remember looking at it close up as a SCCA
scrutineer back in the day (Mike P would've liked the 850 rochester carb plopped on
top of the Millen RX7 I suspect). As I was just refreshing a paruse thru my
audisport library, I remember several references to this twin motor golf rally
car, I'll see if I can refind.
In a message dated 3/16/2007 10:16:07 A.M. Central Standard Time,
koenigj at comcast.net writes:
Max, I'm not sure they ever *did* get the throttles to sync up properly,
which may have
been part of the problem. I've fantasized about what one might be able to
do with modern
feedback and control electronics, but it's beyond me!
There is also the story of John Cooper having built a twin-engined Mini.
I'm not sure how
well any of it is documented, but supposedly it nearly claimed his life
while testing on a
rain-soaked road course.
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From: <QSHIPQ at aol.com>
Subject: Re: [urq] Info on old school Quattro Rallye car?
Car and Driver sponsored and wrote up on two of these vehicles: A twin
engine civic, and a twin engine VW golf. The twin engine golf was a rally
and also competed in Pikes Peak (very fast but DNF).
In a message dated 3/16/2007 6:20:01 A.M. Central Standard Time,
larrycleung at gmail.com writes:
the VW Iitis? or was that just a commercial off-road vehicle?
On 3/16/07, Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net> wrote:
> Max Wellhouse wrote:
> > Listees: I remember as a young man reading a foreign car mag article
> > on an Audi rallye car that had an engine in the back and an engine in
> > the front and separate shifters for each transmission. It apparently
> > kicked butt in whatever events it competed in. I guess back
> > then(70's?) it was somewhat of an engineering marvel to get both
> > throttles to be in sync.
> > Does anyone else recall this vehicle and have any further info on it?
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