RR of the Day: 2001 Audi S4

The last generation (B5) of the Audi S4 was a force to be reckoned with. The twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6, coupled to the automaker's legendary Quattro system made the S4 one of the great sleepers to come out of Germany. Unfortunately, the combination of misplaced weight, a high sticker and a duo of finicky K03 turbos made it a car for only the most dedicated of quad-ring enthusiasts.

However, one enthusiast by the name of Julia Howard, has pined away for the understated Audi since high school and was finally able to buy this example in 2004. It wasn't made clear whether Julia installed her go-fast bits personally or the previous owner added them, but the combination of power and handling mods gives her ride the distinction of being today's RR of the Day.

The turbo'd six's breathing duties have been enhanced with a trifecta of APR tubing, including a bi-pipe, down-pipe and turbo-back exhaust. A MTM Stage 3 chip handles the air and fuel ratios and an RS4 clutch has been fitted for extra bite. The Tanoga short shifter and H&R coilovers are installed to ensure Julia can get every tactile sensation while behind the wheel, and the BFGoodrich T/A KDWs, mounted on the stock rims, keep grip during prolonged G's.

Overall, Ms. Howard has kept her S4 in clean condition, not drawing attention to its high powered potential, insuring less attention from the cops and more attention to bone-heads that challenge her at stop light drags.

All this week we'll feature unrelated rides that catch our eye, but we're returning with a theme next week and that theme is "Best Autocross Car". If you've got a hot AutoXer, join the Autoblog Flickr Pool and submit your ride for consideration. More detailed instructions can be found after the jump.

How to submit to RR of the Day:

Create a
Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called ' Autoblog RR of the Day '. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!

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