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      02-12-2020 01:57 AM #1
      An excellent review of a rare Sport Quattro from Harry Metcalfe, formerly of EVO Magazine.



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      02-12-2020 05:07 AM #3


      I am also looking forward to his review of the other Audi Quattro in the video
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      02-12-2020 11:07 AM #4
      Every day i wake up in a cold sweat thinking about the time i passed on a fully functional UR Quattro for $5500CAD. And this was not in the 80's either...it was 2017.
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      02-12-2020 11:08 AM #5
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      02-12-2020 01:44 PM #6
      Excellent car, excellent video, excellent narrator. Well done. Never thought I'd see an old British git smile that much.

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      02-12-2020 01:51 PM #7
      I got to drive a SWB Sport Quattro, it was a case of don't drive your heroes. I was pretty disappointed with it, albeit it was not a pristine example.




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      02-12-2020 01:54 PM #8
      The Quattro is cool, but there were even cooler cars to come out of Group B homologation...

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      02-12-2020 02:30 PM #9
      That was a cool vid, I didn't know much about the details of the SportQuattro so this was a cool and informative vid.

      Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
      I got to drive a SWB Sport Quattro, it was a case of don't drive your heroes. I was pretty disappointed with it, albeit it was not a pristine example.
      In my own anecdotal experience I've found cars that predate the vehicles I've primarily grown up with, and become accustomed to, tend to disappoint. They have their quirks and charm, but it's like going back to using window's 95 when you grew up with an iphone.
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      02-12-2020 02:41 PM #10
      So there we have it, Harry's Garage on Acid

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      02-12-2020 03:31 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI Dan View Post
      That was a cool vid, I didn't know much about the details of the SportQuattro so this was a cool and informative vid.



      In my own anecdotal experience I've found cars that predate the vehicles I've primarily grown up with, and become accustomed to, tend to disappoint. They have their quirks and charm, but it's like going back to using window's 95 when you grew up with an iphone.
      There is some truth in that, but the quattro is from the period of cars I grew up with and I have driven/owned cars that were much older than I am that were really awesome drives. SWB Quattro I drove had really numb steering, the shifter was as bad as Harry talks about, huge turbo lag and it just didn't feel that fast. Of course my disappointment in how fast it was probably stemmed from the fact that I knew the hype from back when it was new (sub 4.8s 0-60 was insane) and I had a WRX at the time that was probably faster. I still want one though


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      02-12-2020 03:41 PM #12
      Ha! I was going to post this today as well.

      I love Harry's videos and this car is a gem.

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      02-12-2020 03:52 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Dee-Lux View Post
      So there we have it, Harry's Garage on Acid
      Those guys are hillarious.

      To me the Sport Quattro is up there in terms of the best homologation from Groupe B. Mainly because of the others, as cool as they are, such as the Delta, basically followed the path set by the Quattro. Also, I'm a fan of the fact that it was engineered by Piech, as was the legendary 917. Love him or hate him, he definitely was an extremely talented engineer. So those factors, and the general coolness of the car, its sound, the lockable diffs, etc, just make it extremely special.

      On the subject of homologations, I would love to see some sort of road-car based BEV or just EV rally racing, with a requirement to homologate a few hundred cars, to see what type of innovations can be driven at a faster pace. I feel it's our only hope to ever get anything as cool as the '70-80's homologation specials, be they the more "affordable" ones or the 959s, 288 GTOs.

    15. 02-12-2020 04:28 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
      I got to drive a SWB Sport Quattro, it was a case of don't drive your heroes. I was pretty disappointed with it, albeit it was not a pristine example.




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      Im guessing I am going to reminisce that it feels and drives like my old VW quantum, only faster that I still am pissed was rear ended and totalled back in 05.

    16. 02-13-2020 04:16 AM #15
      Quattro. The genius child of Piech.

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      02-13-2020 10:29 AM #16
      Added this to my watch list so I can watch it later.

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      02-13-2020 10:57 PM #17
      Was quite surprised when he said this would one of all time 5 car garage collection for him. Coming from this gentleman that speaks volumes.

      Must be noted, however, that he lived through the Quattro revolution. The heritage combined with looks, driving experience is the draw here, I imagine.

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      02-13-2020 11:10 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Stromaluski View Post
      Added this to my watch list so I can watch it later.
      Well worth watching.

      Harry loves this car but he mentioned the vague shifter sever times.

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