An original and extremely impressive example of the Audi A1 Group B rally car is currently on the lookout for a new owner, who will have the chance of taking it home on the 21st of March.
Petrol heads definitely know what the Group B was, even if they’re not fancying motorsports so when hearing about an impressive Audi A1 Group B rally car being offered for sale, most of you will probably check your bank accounts. This particular racing car has been produced in the first quarter of 1982 and it has the 900012 chassis number, being used in the 1982 Monte Carlo Rally, by Hannu Mikkola, who finished the race behind the Walter Rohrl’s Opel Ascona, on the second place.
The model in question has sat Antero Laine next, the former SAAB rally driver. The Audi Quattro has managed to set new benchmarks in the world of rallying, thanks to its impressive four-wheel drive system. The racer had a 2.1 liter five-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine under its hood, which was capable of producing no less than 200 HP (149 kW) in the road legal version and much more in the competition. Keep in mind that this is the 1980s we are talking about. The particular Audi A1 Quattro Group B rally car will be auctioned off on the 21st of March, in Goodwood, by the Bonhams. The model is expected to be sold between 240,000 GBP and 280,000 GBP.