In the YouTube clip embedded after the jump, former Audi driver Michele Mouton briefly reminisces about her time behind the wheel during the crazy Group B days.She talks about some of the things that were the most emotionally stirring and tells the documentary crew," If I have some emotion, of course it's the noise of the Quattro. I mean, nobody can forget the noise. Even today, I think we miss this kind of noise."
From there it cuts to around 30 seconds of the Quattro at full tilt, making that glorious roar peppered with the occasional backfire pop. If that sound can't get a rise out of you, you're a soulless corpse. Watch (and listen) after the jump.

[Source: YouTube]

Oh, and a note to our British readers, here's something I found while digging around for video: Michele Mouton will appear at next month's Race Retro event at Stoneleigh Park next month. She'll get behind the wheel of the Audi S1 she won the Pikes Peak Hill Climb with in '85 and drive it on the event's rally demonstration stage. That sounds like something clearly worth the price of admission. We'd go if not for that whole ocean-between-us thing.

Enjoy more of the Quattro's noise in the clip below, which shows highlights of her winning Pikes Peak run in '85, along with footage of Bobby Unser in '86 and an all-too-brief glimpse of Walter Röhrl in '87.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    You May Like
    Links by Zergnet
    Share This Photo X