Audi Sport Quattro S1 Pikes Peak

In his heyday as an Audi works driver, Walter Röhrl drove both rally and racing cars which have long since achieved legendary status among fans. These include the Audi quattro A2, which he drove to victory in his first outing for Audi at the Monte Carlo Rally, and the “short” Audi Sport quattro. The legendary racing driver was also the only person to win a world championship race – the 1985 San Remo Rally – in the Audi Sport quattro S1, the last generation of the Sport quattro. After Audi’s withdrawal from rallying, Walter Röhrl moved with Audi to the race tracks of the United States where he piloted the Audi 200 quattro TransAm and the Audi 90 quattro IMSA-GTO to victory. However, the most unforgettable triumph in Walter Röhrl’s Audi career came on Pikes Peak. On the Audi Sport quattro S1’s very last outing, Röhrl smashed all records in the United States’ most famous hill climb: In a breathtaking drive, he became the first person to climb the 2,000 meters in altitude in under 11 minutes, consequently leaving his indelible mark on motorsport history.

Source: Audi press

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