Thursday, December 22, 2011

Spotted: Audi RS2 Avant

So at a party I was at a while ago, this car rolls up. I've never laid eyes on one before. It's an Audi RS2 Avant.

Based on the Audi 80 Avant it was Audi's first 'RS' badged monster. Full of obviously branded Porsche parts including intake manifolds and of course the brakes, pictured below. With a 5 cylinder 2.2litre turbocharged donk under the hood it makes for 315hp from factory.... not bad for a mid 90's family wagon! It'd certainly be enough power for passengers to shit themselves when the driver is chopping through all 6 gears and using that Quattro 4wd system to the max....

Anyways - the owner - Nik was a real GC and could talk all day about his blue beauty. The story of how it came to be in his posession is actually quite cool. He had seen it around before and it was previously owned by a company. He saw the company went into liquidation, so rang the liquidators and hounded them about the car, they didn't give much detail. Then from what i remember of our conversation (it was crate day and I was a few bottles down so this recollection could be rather hazy) a mate of his called him from a local mechanic. His mate had spotted this car there, so he went and had a look at it while the Mechanic had it, then found it was going up for auction, so went and bought it. After wanting one of these for most of his life, he definitely bought a good one. And he was lucky to get one at all considering there is only about 10 or so in the country........

Here's the drunkenly taken pics - YAY CRATE DAY.

Audi RS2 Avant

Audi RS2 Avant

Audi RS2 Avant

The owner of this car, Nik, also tells me he is an admin on the forum for Audi's and VW's.

A whole lot more information about these rare cars is also available HERE and HERE if you are keen for some further reading.

Eyes will be peeled and the camera will be out over the Xmas/New Year period, hunting for all things that go Bwarp.


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