[urq] Info on old school Quattro Rallye car?

Louis-Alain Richard larichard at plguide.com
Fri Mar 16 14:14:56 EDT 2007

There was also a factory 2CV twin engine car named "2CV Sahara". 694 were
built between 1958 and 1966.


BTW, you know I am writing a paper on the different 4x4 systems. So this
little snail will be in it for sure. But I can't decide if the center diff
is locked or open ?


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Objet : Re: [urq] Info on old school Quattro Rallye car?

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.


----- Original Message ----- 
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).


Scott J
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?
> My faded memory  recalls a twin-engine car, but I think it was a VW,
> not an  Audi.
> Googling finds these:
>  http://www.cartorque.co.za/0118.htm
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen (racing beetle)
>  http://www.driversfound.com/scirocco/history/bimotor/
>  http://members.fortunecity.com/wibmerpeter/sahara/sahaeng1.htm  (jetta)
> --
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant,  "Moody" 

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