The 1980 Audi ur-quattro,the first sports car with permanent all-wheel drive – 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. With road-holding untouchable at the time and rarely equalled since. Since then it has become a much-loved classic, though it is now becoming hard to find spares. The rally quattros rewrote the book – today all World Rally Championship cars are four whell drive – and firmly established Audi’s slogan: “Vorsprung durch Technik”.
Watch Manuel Leon Minassian talk about his fascination of the car where his heroes were rally drivers like Hannu Mikkola, Stig Blomqvist, and a tall Bavarian named Walter Röhrl. These men were among the first to race using Audi Quattros.