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1983 Audi UR Quattro

1983 Audi UR Quattro

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The Audi Quattro is a road and rally car, produced by the German automobile manufacturer Audi, part of the Volkswagen Group.
It was first shown at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show on the 3rd of March; production continued through 1991.
The word quattro is derived from the Italian word for "four".; the name has also been used by Audi to refer to the quattro four-wheel-drive system, or any four-wheel-drive version of an Audi model.
The original Quattro model is also commonly referred to as the Ur-Quattro - the "Ur-" (German for "primordial", "original", or "first of its kind") is an augmentative prefix.
The Audi Quattro was the first rally car to take advantage of the then-recently changed rules that allowed the use of four-wheel drive in competition racing.
The original engine was the 2,144 cc (2.1 L), longitudinally-mounted inline-5-cylinder 10 valve SOHC, with a turbocharger and intercooler; It generated 147 kW (200 PS; 197 Hp) propelling the Quattro from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.1 seconds, and on to a top speed of over 220 km/h (137 mph). The engine was eventually modified to a 2,226 cc (136 cu in) (2.2 L) inline-5 with 10 valves, still generating 147 kW (200 PS; 197 Hp), but with peak torque lower in the rev-range.
The quattro was partially hand-built on a dedicated line, production totalled 11,452 units from 1980 to 1991 and through this 11 year production there were no major changes in the visual design of the car.
For the 1983 model year, the dashboard did away with an analogue instrument cluster now fitted with a green digital liquid crystal display (LCD) electronic instrument cluster.
This was later changed in 1988 to an orange LCD electronic instrument cluster.
The interior was redesigned in 1984, and featured a new dashboard layout, new steering wheel design, and new centre console design, the switches around the instrument panel were also redesigned.
In 1985, the dashboard changed slightly with harder foam and it lost a diagonal stripe, the switches were varied slightly and the diff lock pull knob gave way to a two-position turn knob with volt and oil temp digital readouts.
The last original Audi Quattro was produced on 17 May 1991, more than two years after the first models of the new Audi Coupé (8B) range (based on the 1986 Audi 80) had been introduced.
Our Audi UR Quattro is a beautiful rare and original example, imported from the UK. The white exterior and exquisite original velvet upholstered interior, is a sight to behold. This is the quintessential 80’s sports car with none less than 23 World Championship rallies to underpin it’s phenomenal heritage. This car is the last of the analogue instrument cluster models so doesn’t suffer from the failure of the LCD displays.
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