RE: PH Heroes: Audi RS2

RE: PH Heroes: Audi RS2

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phlea

191 posts

223 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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NotNormal said:
phlea said:
Great article! I'm fortunate to have one of these cars, bought in Feb, and am after recomendations of where I can find an expert to look after it. I googled 'Quattro Sports' but that just comes up with a load of Audis for sale! Any ideas or experiences gratefully recieved!
They changed their name to QST a few years back (Audi took issue with them using the name "Quattro" rolleyes

You can find them here - http://www.qstuning.com/
Perfect, thank you!

Robatr0n

12,362 posts

180 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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phlea said:
NotNormal said:
phlea said:
Great article! I'm fortunate to have one of these cars, bought in Feb, and am after recomendations of where I can find an expert to look after it. I googled 'Quattro Sports' but that just comes up with a load of Audis for sale! Any ideas or experiences gratefully recieved!
They changed their name to QST a few years back (Audi took issue with them using the name "Quattro" rolleyes

You can find them here - http://www.qstuning.com/
Perfect, thank you!
I'd definatly check out the two companies Steve recommended if I were you. smile

phlea

191 posts

223 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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Robatr0n said:
phlea said:
NotNormal said:
phlea said:
Great article! I'm fortunate to have one of these cars, bought in Feb, and am after recomendations of where I can find an expert to look after it. I googled 'Quattro Sports' but that just comes up with a load of Audis for sale! Any ideas or experiences gratefully recieved!
They changed their name to QST a few years back (Audi took issue with them using the name "Quattro" rolleyes

You can find them here - http://www.qstuning.com/
Perfect, thank you!
I'd definatly check out the two companies Steve recommended if I were you. smile
ta smile

rob.brad

21 posts

159 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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Is that Sandown Race course? scratchchin

LongLiveTazio

2,714 posts

161 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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Superb car - as someone alluded to earlier it occupies the same kind of space as a Lotus Carlton, i.e. utterly bonkers wolf-in-sheep's-clothing. Absolutely love it and none of the subsequent RS models have had anything like the charisma. Top car, Jeremy.

TEKNOPUG

15,010 posts

169 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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hmmmm.....beginning to sway back towards getting an S2 Avant next year and getting busy with the RS2 mods!

Might also have something to do with the lovely L plate metallic grey one I saw in Shoreditch this morning cloud9

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Edited by TEKNOPUG on Wednesday 22 October 14:43

TeaVR

1,041 posts

191 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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Back in the 90's I worked for an IT company. The company was run by three directors. As the company become for successful each director decided to treat themselves.

Director 'A' bought himself a Ferrari (probably a 355?).
Director 'B' bought himself an AC Cobra

Director 'C' needed to buy something stealth to fool the wife. He approached the local Audi garage and said - "What Audi can I buy that's very fast, doesn't look to flash and can carry my dogs?"

The rest is history. I was lucky to passenger in his RS2 a few times. The first car I had ever sat in and felt acceleration that just seemed relentless.

Fantastic car!

urquattro

755 posts

150 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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My tuned 10v mb ur quattro delights in revs and produces good acceleration from 2500rpm with only tiny lag, my RS2 does not understand such a reserve, it is a question of hang on = "it then says we are gone" which it does with outrageous ease. This this the fastest cross country vehicle I have ever driven. Both Audis are not to be sold as each is a unique exercise in fwd technology, dont care how old they are.

GregE240

10,857 posts

231 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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Been in the feature car here (lovely shots on Epsom Downs, by the way!!)

4-up at Bruntingthorpe doing silly speeds, with the man himself at the helm.

Wonderful, lovely car. They simply do not make them like this any more.

Thorny

1,076 posts

174 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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GregE240 said:
Been in the feature car here (lovely shots on Epsom Downs, by the way!!)

4-up at Bruntingthorpe doing silly speeds, with the man himself at the helm.

Wonderful, lovely car. They simply do not make them like this any more.
Well they do (or did until recently) make this:



jeremyc

19,379 posts

248 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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GregE240 said:
Been in the feature car here (lovely shots on Epsom Downs, by the way!!)

4-up at Bruntingthorpe doing silly speeds, with the man himself at the helm.

Wonderful, lovely car. They simply do not make them like this any more.
Sandown Park Squire, but Amen to the sentiments. smile

Cassius81

277 posts

153 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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I want one. It is simple as that.

Quality engineering, pace, practicality plus a decent, understated image. For some reason, these don't seem as overtly aggressive to me as the RS4/RS6... More of a car for those who know...

Many decent ones left? Or have they all been modded/pranged?

Poverty

177 posts

151 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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rs2, rs4 b7 and rs4 b7 are all great.

RS models are superb.

Hunttheshunt

1,093 posts

204 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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The interior of mine.....not great for a hangover (passenger of course).


VasP

4 posts

150 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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Hi,
owning one myself(not original though) i have to say that the smile is there,and the power is not easy to get used to.

The red one posted above on the youtube link,is heavily moded and about 500hp so not the perfect example!!

Also Audi made 2 RS2 sedans based on the S2 sedans.One of them is still on the Audi basement very nice and untouched( i dont know how many Kms it has done) but basically both were owned by audi directors etc.

There have been some rs2 sedan replicas and they are not hard to make anyway,if you have an avant S2 and a sedan quattro B4.Atually there is a talk among people as to whether the B4 FWD can be made into a quattro without modifying the chassis and some think that it is possible!

Anyway,the RS2 is the car that until today still seems to me better than most of the new cars.It still feels alive!It may understeer and not be well distributed,but with a few modifications you an get by that and always have fun.... you and your family!!

J400uk

15,944 posts

171 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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I love these old Audis, a true classic. Uncle has an S2 coupe, 1995 60k miles owned it from new. Very very fast car always a blast to go out in, never been in an RS2 but going by what the S2 is like :P :P

Dimski

2,083 posts

163 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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I love the Audi RS2, great hero!

There is something about the Porsche tweaks that give it a little appeal over the more modern RS4/6's.

mat205125

16,100 posts

177 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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Robatr0n said:
monthefish said:
posterboy said:
Tuned, shirley?
yes
That is quality! Good shift to 2nd too.

Glove box open?

mat205125

16,100 posts

177 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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J400uk

15,944 posts

171 months

Wednesday 22nd October 2008
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mat205125 said:
I saw that earlier, looks like its been messed arround with. I'd stick to OEM ones with all the original bits imo.