Pictured in what appears to be a nondescript neighborhood driveway (what? I’d daily it, too) is this 1986 Audi Sport Quattro Coupe S1 E2 tribute car, which seamlessly blended an Audi 80 sedan front into a Quattro Coupe rear end to look as close to the original short-wheelbase Quattro race cars as possible.
We’re not sure how close this replica’s power output is to the original mid-eighties race car, as the seller lists an unusual measure of “600 ehp” and “550 enm” for horsepower and torque, respectively. We’re assuming this refers to power and torque at the engine or crank, not at the wheels as the real S1 E2’s official stats list. Either way, that sounds close enough to be a blast.
You can peruse the full build spec sheet on the Hemmings ad here, which includes a 60-mm Turbonetics T3 turbo, a 46-mm Precision Turbo wastegate, close-ratio six-speed sequential racing transmission, Bilstein rally suspension built by Sellholm Tuning, Audi S8 brake caliper, a hydraulic handbrake, a full FIA-spec roll cage, six Bosch accessory lights and full kevlar doors and roof. It even rides on beautifully period-correct Compomotive S1 wheels. It’s slightly lighter than the original, too, coming in at just 2,315 lbs with its driver and codriver inside.
According to the seller, the car was built for hill climbs, time attacks and sprints. That’s exactly what it deserves to keep doing. At $180,000, it’s not cheap, but living your dreams usually isn’t.