AUDI S1 E2 Group B
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Very detailed and immaculate recreation project of Hannu Mikkola’s 1985 Olympus Rally-winning ‘Group B’ Audi Quattro S1 E2.
Supremely accurate recreation of the 1985 Toyota Olympus Rally winning ‘Group B’ rally Audi Quattro S1 E2
Built by the renowned Group B Audi S1 enthusiast and pioneer builder, Jamie Michael.
The level of construction, quality of engineering and attention to detail as like the ‘works’ cars with an S1 homologation aluminium KW engine block
, 2.1-litre 5-cylinder with new old stock oem Sport cylinder head, with original cog driven cams and new valves.
Original S1 magnesium valve cover.
Lightened and balanced X-beam connecting rods and original S1 pistons.
Lightened and balanced competition TTV billet flywheel,
Original S1 double wastegate re-circulation boost pressure set up including custom made manifold with original umluft take off.
Fully reconditioned kkk S1 turbo, this pretty set up will make all the correct iconic wastegate chatters, pops and bangs.
Four original S1 legs with springs and inserts, including four hubs with a pair of Alcon magnesium front Calipers.
Complete set of Group B tubular lower arms including rose joints and bushes.
Both front and rear powder coated quattro subframes.
A selection of shafts.
Gearbox is an original S1 six-speed magnesium helical gears that keeps the original H pattern with matching S1 diff.
Set of original S1 magnesium 16×9.75 Speedlines with slicks and a set of original gravel Speedlines with a spare set of nos Michelin gravel tyres.
Pair of original Kevlar Recaro seats and matching sabelts.
Set of S1 cockpit gauges.
Original S1 pedal box.
Kevlar twin radiator fan shroud.
2 original S1 radiator fans.
S1 battery holder.
There is a spares package included with the sale.
The chassis has been built side by side to a original S1 with the same measurements.
Fitted with Kevlar S1 kit.
There is included a copy of the original S1 build manual.
Main parts need for completion.
Parts for boot install.
Aero quip fittings and pipes/
Gaskets and fluids.
Some machining will possibly be required.
There will be some smaller parts and jobs to get and do.
What I have listed is the main bulk of it.
The original Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 was introduced at the end of 1985 as a development of the Sport Quattro S1 and featured an inline 5-cylinder engine that displaced 2,110cc and generated an officially quoted power output figure of 473bhp. The turbocharger utilised a recirculating air system allowing the engine to resume full power immediately after the resumption of full throttle, reducing turbo lag considerably. In addition to the improved power output, an aggressive aerodynamic kit was added that featured very distinctive wings and spoilers at the front and rear and the car’s weight was reduced to 1,090kg.
The Evo 2 made its debut at the 1985 Rally Argentina, with Stig Blomqvist driving and the car enjoyed much success on the rally circuit, with Walter Röhrl, Christian Geistdörfer and later Michéle Mouton. The S1 E2 would become the final Group B car produced by Audi, with the works team withdrawing from the Championship following the 1986 rally in Portugal.
In the world of rallying, those years represent the golden era. Group B took the World Rally Championship and turned it on its head. In a matter of just a few short years, factory-backed cars doubled their power output and were packed full of cutting edge technology and exotic components. Many people likened them to Formula 1 cars for the gravel, and that wasn’t far from the truth. But they were too fast and ultimately too dangerous, which is why we will, unfortunately, never see anything like Group B in the WRC ever again.
However, there will always be enthusiasts who would love to own a mid-eighties Group B car but with such small numbers of competition cars built during the heyday, owning a proper Works-spec machine is a privilege that only a few can enjoy. Most surviving cars are in collectors hands and subsequently don’t come up for sale very often and when they do there’s the small matter of price, which is anything but. So what to do if you crave a slice of Group B, but can’t lay your hands on the real thing? The answer may well be here.
This is a supremely accurate recreation of the ‘Group B’ rally Audi Quattro SWB which won the 1985 Toyota Olympus Rally in the capable hands of the late Hannu Mikkola and Arne Hertz. The level of construction, quality of engineering and attention to detail bear comparison to the ‘works’ cars and very rarely does such an exacting copy of the era-defining Factory Quattro cars come to market.
The shell was constructed in exactly the same way that the original factory cars were by mating the front half of an Audi 80 bodyshell with the rear end of the road-going Quattro. After many hours of preparation, the shell was fitted with a full roll-cage by Tylah MotorSport and is a copy of the original ‘works’ cage but fabricated to modern safety standards (the cage wears ‘Matter’ decals as the Works cages were made by them). The build was overseen by the renowned historic Audi S1 pioneer Jamie, but such was the need to source authentic parts from all over the Globe,
The attention to detail in the cabin remains impressive with even all the correct cockpit VDO’s, it’s fitted with a super rare MOMO Grip wheel, period-correct Halda Trip Computer.
Original Matter sun visors.
The emphasis on historical accuracy is everywhere and you could imagine that the late Mr Mikkola could jump in and find every button and switch without even looking. Naturally, and presented in its plain white 1985 Olympus Rally livery, is so much more subtle than the rather garish HB-liveried cars
This remarkable motor car can be viewed (subject to negotiation) to any potential buyers in a professional motorsport environment. It’s supplied with some boxes of spares.
When finished can be used for non-FIA sanctioned events such as the Lombard, Mintex, and various rally festivals/hill climbs in the UK & Europe,
Historic Rally Festival Hoznayo, a spectacular event on closed roads around Northern Spain.
Short of owning an original ‘Works’ eighties Quattro SWB, this is without doubt the closest to the original at possibly 25% of the cost.
Truly an elegant Group B S1 and ready to be cherished for many years.
Model SPORT QUATTRO S1
V5 is present
Chassis Number WAUZZZ85ZHA023311
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