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Video: Walter Röhrl drives Audi Quattro at Col de Turini

There’s nothing like a trip to memory lane that brings back nostalgic moments from the past.

For Walter Röhrl, a man many regard as the finest rally car driver in history, there may be such a thing as too many memory lanes to choose from. So Autocar did him a great service by picking one particular event his past: the 1984 Rally Monte Carlo.

If you were old enough to have seen it, you’ll probably remember Röhrl winning that race on-board an Audi Quattro . What Autocar then decided to do was bring Röhrl back to his scene of conquest 26 years later on with the same race car – the A2 Quattro – and in the same scenic leg of the Rally Monte Carlo – the Col de Turini.

Check out how Röhrl fared this time around and watch first-hand exactly why this man was bestowed the title of Rally Driver of the Century in Italy and
Rally Driver of the Millennium in France.

Source: Autocar UK


8 comments:

They got the hp and kw backwards. One KW is more than one HP...it’s 1.36 hp so the 265KW is 360HP.

I thought the original was ugly, and I think this one is still ugly. Imo the problem is that Audi is trying to make a square box of a car look round... and in doing so they have blurred its shape and ruined the aesthetics of having a car with clean lines... that and that front bumper looks like it was designed to be put in need for speed on a lancer or gtr.

Second it is amazing how that car performs with just 265HP, the torque is way up there though at 450Nm or 332 ft lb, that and the four wheel drive system made that car a winner.

Second it is amazing how that car performs with just 265HP, the torque is way up there though at 450Nm or 332 ft lb, that and the four wheel drive system made that car a winner.

They got the hp and kw backwards. One KW is more than one HP...it’s 1.36 hp so the 265KW is 360HP.

@ Andress- agree even he’s old he can still drive precisely with his audi a2.

he old school rally cars are still awesome to admire and the set up and tuning of those old cars are still fast enough to kick some rally cars this year. I think he should do what Michael Schumacher has done, that is to go back into racing. He is not that old anyways and I think that he still has the magic to make everything work. Or at least be a coach or something.

well his age is just right for his car ain’t it? but even with his age he can still drive at his very best just like before.

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