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Re: About Gruppe B and Sport Q's


i don't think that there is anyone on this list who can forget their first
sighting of a group b rally car on a rally special stage.  the sounds
(particularly the sport quattro) live with you forever...

the sport quattro s1 only won 1 event, san remo in 1985.  it won by about 5
minutes if memory serves me correctly...

the 'a' series quattros (lwb) won the wc in 1982-84 (various manufactures and
individual championships).

when audi pulled out of group 'b' they had a mid engined 'prototype' being
trialed (a la the pug t16 evo 2 and the delta s4).

interestingly the group 'a' cars, while less spectacular than the old group 'b'
ones, have been faster over a special stage (than the group b cars) for many
years.  i guess it's the old drivers adage, spectacular = slow.

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

>Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 12:39:14 -0700
>From: "Arun Rao" <rao@duocento>
>	I hadn't seen such footage since well before I was an Audi
>	enthusiast, so I was quite fascinated by the Sport Q. The
>	video was very sketchy about technical details, so I'd be
>	interested in learning more. Anyone care to post details about
>	these outrageous cars?  Interestingly, it wasn't clear
>	from the video if Audi ever *won* any of the events -- how
>	did they do?
>	-Arun "four-wheel-drifting on I-80" Rao
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