First, a bit of history
The Audi RS2 wasn’t the world’s first fast estate – the Volvo 850 T5 arrived a year earlier – but it is the most iconic of those early hard-hitting haulers. It was also Audi’s first RS model (yes, an estate) and because Audi didn’t have the expertise it needed for the project, was built with help from Porsche.
Quite a bit of help. The shells, adapted from the standard Audi 80, were constructed at Ingolstadt, then sent to Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart where they received the brake, wheel and tyre package from the Porsche 968 Clubsport, plus the uprated engine, six-speed manual gearbox and new door mirrors.