Car Spotlight>> Krb Audi

This car is arguably one of the most iconic cars from Scandinavia and probably one the most recognisable cars from the Gatebil events.   

Before travelling to Norway for the Gatebil Rudskogen event, this was the one car I lusted over and prayed to the automotive Gods that it would be present. 

I'll tell you this – if you think it looks insane in photos, you should try standing beside this beast.  

Some say that the car was built as a tribute of sorts to the legendary Group B Audi S1 but in my opinion, it's more like an example of what the next stage of Group B would have become before it was banned. 

The squared rear quarters are used to pull air to the rear mounted radiators. 

The builders have stuck with a five cylinder Audi engine, pushed some way back for better weight distribution. 

Interestingly, the car is running an oil-less Comp Turbo turbocharger. Instead of using engine oil to lube the internals of the turbo, the Comp Turbo units use very high grade bearings with high temperature grease to keep the turbine spinning. The advantages of this are a faster spooling turbo and the ability to mount the turbocharger where ever you want. Even for a mechanicalphobe like myself, it makes for some interesting reading.

Michelin slicks and eight pot XYZ brakes lurk behind the 18" Final Speed rims.

Being a fully fledged race car, it is a little rough around the edges but this wear and tear look will always be preferred by this Speedhunter over any sort of trailer queen. 

The inside is as you'd expect – all business. 

With looks like this, you're hoping the car the power to match right ? 

1061BHP and 733 ft/lb of torque at 2.4 bar (around 35psi) of boost pressure is more than enough to back up this incredible car's image. 

Watching the car lap the Rudskogen circuit was a very special occasion. I'm sure some of you may have read my previous stories of how I'm too young to remember the Group B cars in the metal and how I'm always jealous of my peers who like to remind me of this fact. But for one weekend in July, I finally got to experience the power and impact of something even more powerful and special than what the Group B era could muster.

I can die a happy man.

-

Paddy McGrath

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3

A truly awesone beast. Regarding the oil less turbo described. I noticed what appeared to be an oil line entering the top of the CHRA. Can you reconcile this with the oil-less turbo description you gave?

4

This car is EPIC!!!! anyone got any videos of this thing around the track?!

i wanna hear all of its 1061hp!!

5

Its such a tragedy that group B got banned before legends like this could compete

6

YESSSS!!! A spotlight on this amazing car! It's just soooooooo epic!

7

desktop n video, please!!!

9

Ehm.. Oil-less turbo?? on the pictures there is both oil lines to the turbo and waterlines...

10

HIGH RESOLUTION DESKTOP IMAGES PRETTY- PRETTY - PRETTY PLEASE !

Thank you kindly :)

11

@marck carey



I'm pretty sure the turbo still needs to be cooled, so I assume it's a coolant line.

12

Nice spot Paddy, Gruppe B ................... the days of true ballz of steel! ;D

13

simply awe-gasmic!

14

Desktops needed!!!!

15

Is there some video footage of this madness???

16

THAT IS AWESOME!



Wallpaper please!

18

The car has run with both oil-less CHRAs and regular oiled ones. At the time of Paddy's photo a regular oiled triple CBB one was on it.

19

Holy HorsePOWER wow! Any chance to share a video of this monster? It must have been just insane to witness it on track eating up the tarmac. Cool car, amazing stuff.

21

Awesome! I Hope you guys got sound clips!!!

22

What an awesome car! oil-less Comp Turbo turbocharger? Wow. superb!

23

I'm confused how they kept the AWD system, if they did. Where the hell is the front diff going to fit into that?

24

Where are the vids????????????????????????????????????????

25

i swear that looks like an early 10v motor which means it's sohc... thats just crazy!

26

check this out!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5V-LGzbdmM



and what about the black S3 we can see on the footage?

27

Absolutly nuts, i love it :)

29

There is a coolant line visible at the side, as well as what appears to be an oil line entering the top of the CHRA.

30

I've waited for 3 years for a speedhunters article on this car. Thank you speedhunters.

31

I have never wanted desktops of a car so badly in my life!

32

This one is really awesome car!



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33

A search on youtube for 5 seconds brings up videos people :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeH25YoKpJI

34

this one is wicked.. this would give the original Group B 'bad-boys' a warm time indeed. - Awesome indeed. love the Turbo setup, faster spooling up?! - innovative.

35

Where yesterday's KRB Audi was the reincarnation of the amazing Group B era, I'd imagine the

36

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgzR6Ez3vS0



Inboard from 08. The car was a bit lower on power and the car is out for "testing" int his vid. But yeah, it's pretty mental here too.



Same event, not inboard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeH25YoKpJI&feature=related

37

no words ...................for this wow

38

@Kolton

The front diff has now plenty of room in front of the engine.

40

Kolton said:

"I'm confused how they kept the AWD system, if they did. Where the hell is the front diff going to fit into that?"



It is still AWD, but not the Audi way.

The front diff is in front of the engine, not behind it :-)





TheFinn294 said:

"i swear that looks like an early 10v motor which means it's sohc... thats just crazy!"



May look like a 10V from the 7A top cover, but it's definitely a 20V.





Crazy build, and extreme cool to see on the track!





41

Insane car! I would just love to drive to work in such a car :))

42

the original just made better... XD

43

Picture Of The Week - KRB Audi Quattro

44
inspector_exacto

holy sh!t

45

What kind of transmission is it running?  I thought the Audi 5cyl quattro had the engine mounted in front of the front axle because the front diff is mounted in the transmission in behind the clutch and in front of the gears (just like my wrx)  The 7th pic down shows what looks like the driveshafts coming out in front of the engine...

46

What kind of transmission is it running?  I thought the Audi 5cyl quattro had the engine mounted in front of the front axle because the front diff is mounted in the transmission in behind the clutch and in front of the gears (just like my wrx)  The 7th pic down shows what looks like the driveshafts coming out in front of the engine...

47

What kind of transmission is it running?  I thought the Audi 5cyl quattro had the engine mounted in front of the front axle because the front diff is mounted in the transmission in behind the clutch and in front of the gears (just like my wrx)  The 7th pic down shows what looks like the driveshafts coming out in front of the engine...

48

Its a fully sequential 5 speed transmission.
Sellholm MPG: http://www.sellholm.se/article.asp?pid=4946&g=2&id=13&agd=V%E4xell%E5da%20komplett
 
so with this you can arrange the drivetrain in whatever way you want, you just need a way to get the front driveshaft around the engine

49

Its a fully sequential 5 speed transmission.
Sellholm MPG: http://www.sellholm.se/article.asp?pid=4946&g=2&id=13&agd=V%E4xell%E5da%20komplett
 
so with this you can arrange the drivetrain in whatever way you want, you just need a way to get the front driveshaft around the engine

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