A Rare 1982 Audi Ur Quattro is Found in Scotland after almost 30 Years

1982 Audi Ur Quattro

After Almost 30 Years, this Alpine White Audi Ur Quattro from 1982 is Found and Rescued from a Scottish Garage

Just last month, a 1982 Audi Ur Quattro got to see the sun after being locked away in a Scottish garage since 1994. Featured on Jonny Smith’s The Late Brake Show was Jason and his late brother’s Ur Quattro, which was stored in his garage for reasons unknown, and then left untouched for 28 years. That is, until Smith came along to show the world an incredibly rare and rally bred beauty.

Having sat in a windowless garage for nearly three decades, the interior was a tad dusty, but intact, colorful and bright – just like it would have been in 1982. No sun damage or bleaching, no rodent damage, and very little water and mold damage – despite being so close to Scottish shores. The only evidence the car had even seen the light of day beforehand was a few retro packs of cigarettes and an air freshener.

After phoning a friend who had access to a trove of classic Audi knowledge, he was able to find out that the car was hand-built by a team of Audi workers in July of 1982 – before mass production took affect for the company. It also happened to be only one of 70 right hand drive models sold in the United Kingdom, making for the Alpine white Quattro with matching Fuch wheels the stuff of legends.

1982 Audi Ur Quattro

A Rich and Capable History

What makes the Ur Quattro that Smith stumbled upon so special wasn’t just the origin story, but what came of the result. For instance, the Quattro was inspired by Volkswagen’s very capable but fairly unknown Iltis – an off-roader that was used by the German military. Audi, knowing that the Iltis could quite literally go anywhere but was slower than molasses on a winter day, decided to take what made the Iltis so successful and make it prettier and faster. And thus, the Ur Quattro was born.

Once the Quattro was introduced into professional rallying, though, the world of rally was forever changed. Anyone who is into rally knows the Audi Quattro – and how much of an impact the permanent 4WD system had on competing manufacturers.

1982 Audi Ur Quattro

While Smith didn’t take the precious Audi home, he did try valiantly to try and start the famous 2.2 liter five-cylinder up. Despite fresh oil, cleaning up the distributor points, sprucing up the plugs and hooking it up to a bigger battery, the Quattro needed more attention that Smith could give it. Shortly after Smith’s visit in Scotland, the one of a kind car went up for auction and was sold for £20,250. To check out the listing and more photos of the incredible car, click here.

To view the original video, check out some retro wrappers and newspapers found in the garage and what Jason’s brother traded in to get the Audi, watch the video below.

Cars were always a central part of Kristen’s life. It all started with passing tools to her colorfully cursing sailor of a father while he was underneath Chevy Novas from the 1970s. Eventually she was promoted from Tool Monkey to Apprentice – auto mechanics were her first love. Having graduated from California State University, Monterey Bay in 2020 and married a successful mechanic, she spend most of her days reading, writing and talking about what she loves most: cars.

This 700 HP Audi RS3 Delivers Awesome Performance

700 HP Audi RS3

Zack Klapman from TheSmokingTire gets behind the wheel of a 700 HP Audi RS3, which can complete the quarter-mile in just 9.9 seconds.

A glance at this 2019 Audi RS3 makes it obvious that this sedan is not for the faint-hearted. One can judge the capabilities of this car by its giant air intakes at the front and the huge tailpipes at the rear. In a recent TheSmokingTire video, Zack Klapman got a chance to get behind the wheel of a 700 HP Audi RS3.

This 2019 model might not be as lean as thoroughbred supercars. Nevertheless, This dark horse can give Ferrari Pista a run for its money. In its factory spec, the 2019 Audi RS3’s 2.5-liter turbo 5-cylinder motor produced 396 HP of maximum power and 354 lb-ft of peak torque and ran to 60 in just 4 seconds. But this RS 3 isn’t stock.

In the video, Klapman also highlights the impressive features of this 700 HP Audi RS3. “With a little push of the button to go to the dynamic mode, this now has 700 horsepower at the wheels, and on the right tires is capable of running a 9.9-second quarter-mile,” reveals Klapman. He further adds, “I swear, I mean these days with modern turbo cars, you can basically have oligarch levels of power for summer job money.”

700 HP Audi RS3

This 700 HP Audi RS3 sports an all-black paint job and rides on a set of alloy wheels that also flaunt a matching black finish.

The owner of this RS3, Chris, joins Klapman and offers a complete breakdown of all the performance upgrades responsible for this car’s awesome performance. In addition to a mid-pipe and down-pipe tune, an ECU map and a larger turbocharger are also responsible for this RS3’s power bump.

Chris also reveals that his Audi RS3 retains its original transmission and axles. Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system sends power to all four corners. This 2019 RS3 proves that its 5-cylinder motor has plenty of untapped potential.

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Tastefully Modified Audi A8 Classes Up Aussie Burnout Competition

Modified Audi A8

There are loads of modified Audi vehicles in the world. But this wild burnout machine looks to be one of a kind.

With it’s stately styling, sure-footed quattro all-wheel drive, and luxurious cabin environs, the Audi A8 is practically a synonym for understated executive transport. Or, at least most of them are. This example — as savvy automotive enthusiasts might already have noticed — has been slightly modified. And when I say slightly modified? I mean totally transformed by a unhinged gearhead who exists about as far from the big sedan’s target market as Ingolstadt is from the Crab Nebula.

Now, if you’re familiar burnouts contests, you have to know that the Australians do them bigger and badder than anyone else. So if you’re guessing this was built for a burnout competition Down Under? You’d be right. Unfortunately, for those looking to mimic this build for their daily driver, there’s precious little info on the specs here. What we do know that its owned by one Peter Mountain, it’s both supercharged and turbocharged, and the monster mill looks to be at least two feet taller than the car’s roof.

Thanks to the description, we also know that top of the intake is made of carbon fiber, presumably to, you know, keep the weight down. It’s also worth noting that while Audi hasn’t sold a vehicle with a carburetor in three decades, this machine is still decidedly old-school when it comes to fuel delivery. That old-school fuel delivery setup is said to be behind the stalling we see on both runs captured in this video, which makes sense, given that the huge engine likely needs fire-hose grade pressure to keep running.

Given the nature of the contest, the famously capable quattro system has been plucked from the chassis, and when the engine is able to keep making power, the fat rear meats don’t stand a chance. That said, this video just went up, and it’s likely Mountain saw these as shakedown runs, so I think we’ll see more of this bad boy in the near future. Maybe he’ll even upgrade the fuel delivery system, so we can see the car completely enveloped in smoke. Boy, do those Aussies every know how to party or what? Enjoy the video!

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400 HP Audi TT RS Reminds Us Why We Love This Automotive Icon

400 HP Audi TT RS

In a recent Auditography video, the YouTube channel bids farewell to a legendary nameplate. This 400 HP Audi TT RS can accelerate from 0 to 62 MPH in 3.48 seconds.

It was a sad day for Audi fans when the Ingolstadt automaker announced that it would discontinue Audi TT RS after the 2022 model year. The company gave its lauded nameplate a well-deserved send-off with the 2022 TT RS Heritage Edition in December 2021. In a recent Auditography video, the YouTube channel offers an in-depth look at a 400 HP Audi TT RS, which flaunts an Audi exclusive paint job.

The new video bids goodbye to the legendary sports car, which might soon become a modern automotive icon. The video kicks off with cinematic shots of the Audi TT RS with the backdrop of Markdorf, Germany’s beautiful landscapes. The car sports an eye-catching Urban Green color scheme offset by black accents.

A prominent black spoiler dominates the rear end and sits atop the OLED tail lights of the TT RS. This particular car can hit the 62 MPH mark from a complete standstill in just 3.48 seconds which is almost 0.2 seconds quicker than Audi’s official estimate for the TT RS. Furthermore, this sports car can accelerate from 0 to 124 MPH or 200 km/h in 12.3 seconds.

400 HP Audi TT RS

Lastly, this 400 HP Audi TT RS is a pocket rocket and can achieve a top speed of 175 MPH.

The cabin of this Audi TT RS is also a sporty space with its all-black interiors. In the video, we see plush leather adorning almost every surface inside the cabin. There are also carbon fiber panels that offer a tasteful contrast to the rest of the interior. Under the hood of this sports car, we find a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo motor. The engine sends power to all four corners thanks to Audi’s proprietary quattro all-wheel-drive system.

As it only weighs 3175 lbs, the car is also quite agile. Autography also reveals that this TT RS comes complete with an OPF filter and a soft limiter. Throughout the video, we are greeted by gorgeous visuals of the sports car as it blasts through Markdorf countryside while making an intoxicating racket. Overall this autography video is an exciting albeit emotional farewell to a motoring icon.

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ABT Sportsline’s AUDI RS7-R Sportback is a 740 HP Mild Hybrid

ABT Sportsline’s AUDI RS7-R Sportback is a 740 HP Mild Hybrid

This 740 HP Audi RS7-R Sportback ABT can accelerate from 0 to 124 MPH in just 10.2 seconds.

ABT Sportsline knows how to push the envelope and assemble an exciting high-performance machine. We discussed the Tactical Green Audi RS6 Avant, which puts out 700 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque, earlier this month. More recently, the popular YouTube channel Auditography offered an in-depth and cinematic look at the extremely specced out 740 HP RS7-R Sportback ABT.

The company will only produce 125 examples of the high-performance RS7-R Sportback ABT. The car is a 2022 model and flaunts a beautiful Sand beige metallic paint job. The limited-edition RS7-R Sportback also gets a full ABT aerodynamic body kit which includes a wide range of carbon fiber add-ons.

These include the prominent diffuser that dominates the rear end of this 2022 RS7-R. The carbon fiber aero body kit also includes a new front splitter, canards, roof spoiler, and side skirts. The car rides on 22-inch HR High Performance ABT rims that sport a black finish. Continental SportContact 6 tires envelop the dark wheels, which offer a striking contrast to this stunning paint job.

RS7-R Sportback

This 2022 Audi RS7-R Sportback ABT also gets carbon fiber mirrors and a quad-tip ABT stainless steel exhaust.

Each tip is 102 mm wide, and the exhaust produces an intoxicating racket. Even more impressive is that the power comes from an electrified mill. Under the hood of this RS7-R Sportback ABT, we find a 4-liter twin-turbo mild-hybrid powerplant. The V8 motor produces 740 HP of maximum power and 679 lb-ft of peak torque.

Power is obviously sent to all four corners. The RS7-R Sportback ABT can accelerate to 62 MPH from a complete standstill in 3.1 seconds. Furthermore, the car can also achieve a top speed of 199 mph. The interior also gets ABT Sportline treatment, and we find ABT badging adorning the seats and the shifter of this RS7-R. Throughout the video, we are greeted by amazing shots as the Audi RS7-R ABT tears across the roads of Forggensee, Germany.

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