What’s it like to drive a Group B rally car with over 500hp and four-wheel drive on a racetrack?
An experience worth trying with the eClassic simulators on the circuit that has with more surprises than the grittiest rally stages: the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring.
The car in question is the Audi Sport Quattro S1 from 1985, built to compete against the Peugeot 205 T16 and Lancia Delta S4 in the World Rally Championships, but also used to dominate the famous American uphill race at Pikes Peak, breaking every record for three years in a row in the process. Driving it requires decisiveness and aggression in order to get the most out of its all-wheel drive system. The 2,110cc turbocharged 5-cylinder engine was one of the first to adopt anti-lag, avoiding the whiplash effect when the turbo engages.
The sound of the engine is famous and very pleasant to hear when driving the eClassic simulators, and it’s particularly interesting to feel how the car behaves over the jumps from Brünnchen to Pflanzgarten and Flugplatz.
Photo credit: Audi
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