See Ken Block Check His 730-HP Audi Sport Quattro At Willow Springs


Simply in case you missed our subheadline above, that is certainly a duplicate of the legendary Audi Sport Quattro. Solely 214 unique automobiles had been constructed again within the day, and never all had been designed for road use. One would not merely purchase an outdated Sport Quattro for the needs of making a monster AWD tire slayer, so Ken Block did the following neatest thing. He purchased a reproduction.

On this occasion, it is a duplicate from LCE Efficiency, in-built a lot the identical approach as the unique Sport Quattro was – utilizing the entrance half of an outdated Audi 80 sedan and the rear of the traditional Quattro. You could have seen this automotive earlier than, sporting a pink paint job and going by the title Turbomonster. In Block’s care, the pink has been swapped for white nevertheless it’s nonetheless very a lot a boosted beast.

The OG Sport Quattro got here with a turbocharged 2.1-liter inline-five engine good for 302 horsepower. This automotive includes a Frankenstein 2.5-liter mill sourced from an Audi A6 TDI, utilizing the underside finish from a Volkswagen diesel bus. The highest finish makes use of a modified 20-valve cylinder head from the Audi S2, and with some prolific turbocharger enhance, it makes round 730 hp to the tires. After all it is all-wheel drive, and a six-speed gearbox manages the facility.

Block truly unveiled the delectable Audi final yr, however the video featured right here is his first actual outing within the automotive. Judging by his smile after some fast blasts on the monitor at Willow Springs, we might say he is probably not lacking the Hoonicorn Mustang. There are extra smiles because the testing session strikes to “the balcony,” the place determine eights, donuts, and a few correct tire-killing actions are the order of the day. It is not all enjoyable and video games although, as an obvious downside with the entrance differential made itself recognized. That did not cease Block from fogging the whole space with tire smoke, nevertheless.

We do not know precisely what’s in retailer for the Sport Quattro duplicate, however we’re pretty sure we are going to see it once more. Block talked about it being the primary in a brand new collection of automobiles he intends to have enjoyable with, swapping his signature black finishes for white. We all know Block is returning to his Gymkhana antics with a purpose-built electrical Audi referred to as the S1 Hoonitron. Maybe this white knight will make a loud five-cylinder entrance earlier than the quiet donuts start.

Get extra on Block’s bonkers electrical S1 Hoonitron within the Rambling About Automobiles podcast, out there beneath.

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