Audi RS2

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Audi RS2

In-line 5 cyl. turbocharged
2226 cc
215 bhp
6 spd. man
Top Speed:
158 mph
Number Built:
4 star
Audi RS2
Audi RS2
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 4


In 1994 Audi contracted Porsche to help them develop and manufacture a faster road going car than their current S2 Avant - the result was the RS2.

Based on the S2 Avant, Porsche installed a bigger KKK turbocharger to the 2.2-litre 20 valve 5-cylinder engine.

Boost pressure was raised from 1.1 to 1.4 bar, and a revised engine management programme coupled to a modified exhaust increased power to an awesome 315hp.

The Porsche 911's massive brakes were fitted to all four wheels, enabling the driver to slow the progress of the beast! As a result, RS2 was not only the fastest Audi, but the fastest estate in the world. Acceleration was astonishing - 0-60 mph took just 4.8 seconds!

Behind the terrific performance, the RS2 failed to thrill journalists very much - its big turbo led to violent turbo lag that had all but disappeared in modern cars.

Under normal driving conditions the ride was unrefined and although its handling and balance could not be faulted, and it offered seemingly endless grip and an absence of understeer, the steering simply did not have the feel of a true performance car.

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