2.2-liter I5, 20-valve. 2B-modified RS2 wiring harness with 2B software, 2B Quick Rev downpipe (3-inch 304 stainless with internal ceramic coating), 2B 3-inch exhaust (304 mandrel-bent stainless), RS2 intercooler mounted to 2B Stainless cross-over pipe, 2B silicone hoses, 2B aluminum four-row radiator with OEM condenser Mounting, 2B 500-watt cooling fan upgrade kit with auxiliary wiring harness, 2B baffled oil pan
Five-speed manual, aluminum flywheel and custom Spec clutch, 2B high-durometer transmission and differential mounts
2B Adjustable coilovers with double external adjustable Koni shocks, 2B Supreme bushings, 2B Delrin/Stainless control arm bushings
Front: 2B Stage II brake system (Brembo four-piston calipers, 330mm x 32mm ventilated and slotted rotors, DOT approved braided stainless steel lines)Rear: 2B slotted rotors
*Wheels and Tires
2B five-lug conversion with 2B wheel studsBBS RX, 8.5x18Bridgestone Potenza, 255/35
Peak Power: 350 hp @ 6650 rpm
Peak Torque: 401 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
'91 Coupe Quattro
A Coupe Quattro was the first Audi I ever drove. Actually, it was the first press car I ever drove. I remember marveling at the interior, how perfect everything was. I remember how solid it was on the road, how anchored to the ground it felt. And apparently, it had some high-tech all-wheel-drive system that was so good it was actually outlawed in racing.
I also remember it wasn't as quick as I thought it should be. Something this sexy deserves more power, I remember thinking. Dean Treadway, longtime president of the Audi Club of North America, thought the same thing. And he knew just the guys to make that happen.
Compared to the Mars Red car, this coupe is much more refined. Wearing a version of 2Bennett's coilover suspension, its extra weight seemed to settle the chassis. Treadway had acquired the very last set of genuine Recaro Sport Quattro seats and a suede-covered RS2 steering wheel, leaving this Audi's interior in ergonomic nirvana.
Like its athletic cousin, this Coupe was also fitted with a complete RS2 engine conversion. But this car delivers its torque sooner and is extremely well mannered. On one particular straight, I took it to 130 mph in third gear. I probably should have up-shifted but the Coupe didn't seem to care. You gotta love these 20-valve turbos. I could take corners in a full drift and still have enough power to pedal out.
Treadway's car wears a 2B Stage II big brake kit and features five-lug wheels fastened with 2Bennett studs (the stock car was 4x100). It was a good idea considering the Coupe is now making twice the horsepower.
With Euro-spec RS2 headlamps, clear turn signals, Audi B4 hood and RS2 grille, it's one of the few cars that deserves to wear such an RS2 badge. Owner Treadway tracks it every chance he gets. I can't blame him. It is one of the most enjoyable cars I've driven in recent memory, a perfect blend of power and control. Audi may be onto something with this Quattro thing.
1985 Ur Quattro V8
Longitudinal front engine, all-wheel drive
4.2-liter V8, 32 valve. 2B carbon-fiber airbox, 2B front-mount radiator and shrouded electric cooling system, dual 2.5-inch 2B downpipes with dual flanged catalysts, 3-inch cat-back exhaust, 2B software
Five speed manual, 2B aluminum flywheel with Audi RS4 clutch
2B height-adjustable coilovers, front and rear anti-roll bars
Power assist system converted to pneumatic assist (to reduce weight and improve reliability), 2B Stage I front upgrade (to retain stock wheels), 2B Stage I rears
*Wheels and Tires
OEM Audi alloys, 6.5x15Falken Ziex ZE512, 225/50
Peak Power: 350 hp @ 6000 rpm
Peak Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 3300 rpm