This is a diecast car model/toy of Audi Quattro B2 also known as Ur-Quattro made by Sunstar. It features detailed interior, exterior and engine bay. Both doors, hood and trunk are openable. Tires are made of rubber. This Audi Quattro B2 diecast car model is of 1:18 scale and measures approximately 10 inches long by 4 inches wide by 3.5 inches high.
The story of Audi Quattro
Audi Quattro B2 was produced from 1980 till 1991. It originally came with 2.1-liter 5-cylinder turbocharged inline engine that generated 200 horsepower and 285 Nm of Torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds which is still quick today but was very fast back in 1980. Its top speed was in excess of 220 km/h (137 mph).
Eventually Eventually Audi produced 20V UR-Quattro model in 1988 which output 220 horsepower and 309 Nm (228 lb-ft.) of torque. with a more powerful engine Audi Quattro became faster. It now could accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and had a top speed of over 230 km/h.
Audi Sport Quattro
In 1984 Audi introduced shorter wheelbase model called Sport Quattro. The weight was decreased by almost 100 kg and power was increased to 310 horsepower making it a real rocket that was faster than many supercars of the time.
Audi Sport Quattro would accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in insane 4.5 seconds and from 100 to 200 km/h in 13.9 seconds. It would complete a standing quarter mile in 13.4 seconds with a trap speed of 166 km/h.
The legend of Audi Quattro
One of the reasons Audi Quattro is such a unique car is thanks to its 5-cylinder engine which creates amazing soundtrack however what Audi Quattro made truly legendary was its involvement in motorsports.
The race cars Audi used for Group B rally were based on Audi Quattro and Audi Sport Quattro and they were the most legendary ones from the Group B era. Audi managed to win two championship titles – in 1982 and 1984.
Group B ran for 5 seasons – from 1982 till 1986. After the 1986 season it was cancelled due to accidents. The cars were simply too fast and therefore too dangerous. Even though it was short-lived it’s still remembered as one of the greatest racing series due to spectacular driving granted by crazy racing machines piloted by very brave and skilful drivers and co-drivers.