Welcome to the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show
Special exhibition at this year’s show recalls icons from 30 years ago…
Posted: 17 Sep 2013
Audi Sport Quattro
Developed for rallying and thus built as a road car in a limited run (the FIA required series production for entry into Group B at the time), this is the car that set the benchmark. The water-cooled, five-pot 2.1-litre engine produced a whopping 306bhp - not to be sniffed at even by today's hyper-inflated horsepower standards - and cost a suitably stratospheric 195,000 Deutschmarks when it hit showrooms. That was twice as much as the Porsche Carrera Turbo of its day.