Group B was the most iconic era of rallying and the Audi Quattro S1 was the most dominant car of the era. Existing in several iterations throughout its short time on the motorsport scene in the 1980s, it transformed Audi into a respected name among enthusiasts. Despite the vehicles’ immense popularity, only four of the rally legends exist in private hands. One of them is currently for sale.
On November 5, RM Sothebys will auction a 1985 Audi Quattro S1 E2, chassis number RE10. The E2 is the ultimate version of the car, the one you’ve seen spitting flames and making legendary noises in videos online. With its iconic rally headlights and Audi Sport livery, it will undoubtedly fetch millions.
Since its first days on earth, the car has seen several owners, all of whom have driven and maintained the car. It’s also been fully restored, now with some civilized features like a glass windshield and a flying handbrake (one that doesn’t click).
Below is a clip of that same car that raced in the 1985 Lombard Rally, churning out its signature sounds and spitting fire as usual.
It still produces around 550 horsepower from its five-cylinder engine. Power is sent to all four wheels, of course, and sprints to 100 mph in just 8.9 seconds.
Of the 20 Quattros S1 E2 built, only 15 are known. Of these 15, only four are in private hands, as mentioned earlier. This makes this car a unique purchase. Previously, S1 Quattros have sold for up to 2 million euros. Expect this one to pay more.
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