Ken Block boasts his 740-PS Audi Sport Quattro (spoiler: it’s not a real Quattro)
Ken Block, famous for his rally racing exploits, has obtained a fine Audi Sport Quattro for his collection that he ordered tuned to 740 PS (730 hp / 544 kW). Or rather, he ordered a finely executed replica based on no production car in particular.
The truth is, Audi has only made 214 Sport Quattro models, and while obtaining one from a private collection would not be an issue for Block, he wisely decided not to ruin one of the few remaining examples with extreme tuning. Instead, he asked LCE Performance to build one from scratch.
The result is a vehicle that only has genuine Quattro parts at the rear end. The front originates from an Audi A80, and the 2.5-liter engine uses Audi S2 headers along with a block borrowed from a diesel-powered VW bus. As eclectic as the components are, they manage to work together extremely well on racing fuel.
Watch the video below for an in-depth look at this fascinating project.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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