Most remember the RS2 so well that few can recall its predecessor, the 230bhp (172kW) S2 Avant which made the Audi 80 wagon into a very quick yet practical car. However, the RS2 took performance to a whole new level with much involvement from Porsche in its engineering. Starting with an Audi 80 wagon, Porsche tweaked the all strut suspension and added race-spec anti-roll bars and Bilstein shocks. The permanent four-wheel drive system used a central Torsen-type differential to ensure the best grip, and a six-speed close-ratio gearbox was fitted. Hie brakes were vented discs with four-pot callipers, all from Porsche's 968 model, while the 8xl7-inch (203x432mm) rims were straight off a 911. The five-cylinder was Audi, but Porsche added a larger intercooler on the KKK turbo (giving out 16psi boost), larger injectors, a 911 fuel pump, high-lift cams and a low-pressure exhaust.
Audi RS2 Specifications
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