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“It’s really nothing like ordinary acceleration.” How Audi’s Quattro system took racing by storm in the Eighties

Published in blog.hemmings.com

While the narration and production quality of this video detailing the development and racing victories of the Audi Quattro through WRC, SCCA Trans Am, and IMSA GTO are pure 1990, the interviews with the various Quattro drivers of the era — Walter Roehrl, Jon Buffum, Michele Mouton, Bobby Unser, Hurley Haywood, and Hans Stuck — are invaluable at describing how the all-wheel-drive system differed from traditional rear-wheel drive on the track and how it enabled Audi’s repeated successes.