Meet the Legend: In The Driver’s Seat Of The 1984 Audi Sport Quattro

Only 224 examples of the Audi Sport Quattro for public sale.

Not for nothing, the original Audi Quattro has a legendary reputation as a rally car for the road. By the time the “Ur-Quattro” emerged, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Subaru Impreza — hadn’t yet come onto the rally scene. Audi made the original car from 1980 to 1991, but this one is something even more special. It’s the Audi Sport Quattro, a homologation version of the Group B rally car built in 1984. Only 224 were built globally, and one happened to be on display at the Gateway Auto Museum in Gateway, Colorado.

Audi Sport Quattro - rally car for the road?
The original Audi Quattro. [Photo: Audi]

Roman was recently in Gateway, Colorado for the all-new Audi Q8. That detailed review is up right now on TFLcar’s YouTube channel. But when you get a chance to actually sit behind the wheel of a rally legend, you’re not going to pass it up, are you?

Under the hood, the 1984 Audi Sport Quattro S1 houses a 2.1-liter all-aluminum inline-five engine. In road-going form, it produced 302 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque — a healthy amount even by today’s standards. Not only that, but it also, thankfully, had a manual transmission. It’s definitely a quick car in its own right, which is why it needed a radar detector on board.

Check out the video above to see more of Audi’s legendary Sport Quattro! Come back to for more news, views and real-world reviews, including more on Audi’s latest models.