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7MotorWeek revisits Audi's iconic Quattro

The Subaru WRX, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and just about every other all-wheel-drive performance car owes something to the legendary Audi Quattro, a model that was far more successful on the motorsports scene than it was in the showroom. Despite its modest sales, the UrQuattro still looms large in automotive lore, and indeed, in Audi's own sense of self. Considering the brand's semi-regular flirtation with the idea of a reborn Quattro, MotorWeek must have figured it'd be a good idea to revisit

18Audi UrQuattro gets the Petrolicious narrative

Audi started a revolution in the world of rallying when it paired an all-wheel-drive system with a turbocharged, five-cylinder engine and a rakish, three-door body. That car, the Quattro, didn't just upset the entire balance of the World Rally Championship, it (eventually) led to a transformative effect on the consumer car market.

141984 Audi Sport Quattro S1 [w/video]

Tearing It Up In The Deep White With The Original Stig

19Video: Promolicious clips of the Audi RS5 meeting its Ur Quattro brother

2011 Audi RS5 promo footage – Click above to watch video after the jump

25Avus Performance t√úRns Audi TT-RS into 460-hp "Neu-Ur-Quattro"

Avus Performance Audi TT-RS - Click above for high-res image gallery

26Rendered Speculation: Audi to resurrect Ur-Quattro with lightweight twin-turbo A5?

As far as classic Audi models go, nothing is as iconic as the legendary "Ur-Quattro". The 1985 Audi Quattro was a beast of a car in its day, even if it only had 160 horsepower. When the new Audi S5 hit the roads, the Ingolstadt fanatics over at Fourtitude stacked the two of them up against each other, but if the latest products of the ever-churning rumormill are to be believed, Audi may be cooking one up a successor of their own.

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