Car Feature>> Quattro Rally Replica

Does a role model always need to be a car? Just like the Swede, Peter Bolnert in Rod’s retrospective on the IMSA Audi 90, Coen Donkers also was a fan of a certain Audi race car… As you probably have guessed by looking at the pictures, he build himself a replica of the famous Audi Sport Quattro.

Coen bought the car in a damaged condition so he took the opportunity to dismantle and replace all the damaged parts with OEM ones…. Coen happend to run a Audi parts shop in Veghel, Holland. So he also had a garage to his disposal and could let his employees work on the car whenever there was time.

Can you imagine that the exterior is standard? Of course Cone added all the graphic to make it resemble the Rally version. It’s is also cool to see that the car is still street legal, imagine rolling up to the traffic light in this

This is where the fun starts, or where the purists would say, ends. The car is powered by a S4 V8 engine with 344bhp, Coen also added the 6 speed transmission from the same car.

A better shot of the engine shows that it fits snugly inside the engine bay.

Inside the interior we see a extensive rollcage, and the typical black ‘80s seats and dashboard.

Coen has searched far and wide for the original wheels, but they were too expensive. So he opted for a set of Azev 17″ that looked the same. Behind them we see a set of Porsche calipers and Audi RS4 discs. The suspension was also exchanged for items from a Audi S2 Coupe.

So let me get back to my first question. Does a role model has to be a person? Or can it be car like this? If it can be a car, which one would you choose to make a replica of?

-Jeroen Willemsen

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1

BEST.MONTH.EVER!

2

Where the fun starts? Having the entire V8 in front of the shock towers doesn't exactly scream "fun" to me...

3

Might wanna do some more research on Audi's then Nick.

4

So weird that I have to find out about this awesome car though this site, it's about 25 miles from my home...

5

The magic of this car is the original engine, small and powerful

6

as if the stock quattro wasn't already too front-loaded... no, he had to top it with a v8. looks superb, but the engine conversion sucks.

7

whats the point in replacing the inline 5 turbo with a v8 O.o ? i mean, they sound great, are easy to tune. theire ist absolutly no point in it. the whole point of a ur-quattro is the inline 5turbo.

8

I think the point of a quattro is 4WD

9

it's the combination auf a turbo inline 5 and 4wd, the v8 just messes up the whole concept

10

The inline 5 just sounds awesome and he puts a V8 in this car, I dont get te point of it.

It´s like installing an airride on a Pagani Zonda!

11

the point of the Quattro is the unmistakeable sound of the turbocharged line-5 engine...

look at the license plate, you will understand, dutch people are just CRAZY

13

I´m looking forward to the new TT RS, its got an inline 5 too and sounds also very good.

14

i was about to make a comment on how far forward the engine is in the bay. but in defence of its placement....this car has a bit more caster setup in its chassis that most others so thos shock towers are pretty far back there. the wheel centerline is still at the rear of the engine however...the awd makes up for some of this in handling.....but how much? I think i need to barrow this car for a day at the skidpad.



yeah in the end i would choose the -5 turbo engine also.... however, i still like this car.

15

Audi's are known to place the engine as far from the cockpit as possible right? This is for daily drivability and passenger comfort. But hey, you won't be taking your kids to school in this car. A big engine should be placed waaay back. At least modify the firewall and move the engine back. A very heavy front doesn't sound like a very good car. Yeah, it ain't my car. Just a comment.

16

If i had to choose a race car to make a replica, it would definitely be a dtm e30 with bmw motorsport livery

17

id make a replica of a berg cup fiat 126 (there is one in martini livery that is probably the coolest fiat ever) fiat for euro month? still got a day..

18

oli - send me a link or pic andy@andyblackmoredesign.com

19

it doesn't say that the car was an ur ioriginally so it could've had a basic as motor setup to begin with. the best part of the car is the look, the original exterior and all the oem parts that he used to replace damaged ones

20

Im normallly not a purist, but this goes too far... the i5 sounds like nothing else on this world and should have been kept and boosted.. The rest is good, but hes taking the heart away from the car.. sorry!

21

What a fantastic Car well done - like people you think outside the box

22

Esta que se sale, el mejor coche del grupo B de rally que ha podido haber

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