The Evolution Of An Audi Quattro Time Attack Monster

If you Google search ‘Gatebil’, there’s a rather great possibility you’ll come across shots and videos of all-wheel generate vehicles remaining drifted about in Sweden and Norway. At Gatebil Mantorp back in June, I observed a machine which is unquestionably capable of four-wheel smoky slides, but this one’s not built for collecting style factors – though it is incredibly elegant. It is built for ripping fast lap moments.

I did some digging around, and identified out that it was featured on Speedhunters almost a ten years back. What is transpired with it in the time because then? Let us find out…

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The Audi Ur-Quattro is even now owned and pushed by Börje Hansson, a racing veteran who has been associated in motorsport for a lot more than 50 yrs now. I caught up with Börje on the Saturday evening of the Mantorp Park function, and he was happy to give me a run down on everything that’s changed given that his 1st Speedhunters spotlight in 2013.

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If you review the then and now, it is evident that the exterior has viewed some operate. Tailor made-created in excess of-fenders were fitted in 2015, at the similar time Börje was stepping up to an 18-inch wheel and tire package deal. On prime of this, a new wing – 80mm taller than the earlier – was extra to make improvements to downforce, and a carbon fiber rear diffuser was equipped also.

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One yr prior to the exterior makeover, Börje fitted a new 2,180cc engine that revved to practically 9,000rpm and pumped out a solid 650hp. It wasn’t plenty of nevertheless, and in 2015, VS Motor in Norway was referred to as upon to take the Audi 5-cylinder engine to the future stage. A BorgWarner EFR 8374 turbo was added along with a bigger and extra-successful radiator setup in the rear. All told, the upgrades lifted power output to 780hp, which is wherever it nonetheless sits right now.

To make the most of the Audi’s newfound power, Börje now also shifts as a result of a sequential transmission.

I outlined a second ago Börje switching to 18-inch wheels, and these arrive in the sort of Braid Solid Is wrapped up in tremendous-gentle compound Yokohama rubber. The brake process has been upgraded as well, with AP Racing DTM 6-pot calipers biting down on 380mm carbon-ceramic discs at the front, and an AP Racing DTM 4-pot/340mm setup in use at the rear.

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There is definitely a great deal to adore about Börje’s Quattro, but my favorite factor of the auto is its interior. The carbon dashboard, white inside paint and fighter jet-design switches – every little thing goes so very well collectively. In particular when it’s dim exterior and the vivid pink lights on the dash illuminate the cabin.

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Offered how gorgeous this make is, you may possibly think that Börje goes effortless on it, but that could not be more from the reality. He’s an absolute maniac on observe, and the Audi is blisteringly rapid.

Alen Haseta
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