Audi Q tee shirt

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The Audi Quattro was the first rally car to take advantage of the then-recently changed rules which allowed the use of four-wheel drive in competition racing. It won competition after competition for the next two years. To commemorate the success of the original vehicle, all subsequent Audis with their trademark quattro four wheel drive system were badged “quattro” with a lower case “q”. The original Audi Quattro competition car debuted in 1980, first as a development car, and then on a formal basis in the 1980 Janner Rally in Austria. Largely based on the bodyshell of the road-going Quattro models (in contrast to the forthcoming Group B cars ), the engine of the original competition version produced approximately 300 (224 kW; 304 PS). In 1981, Michèle Mouton became the first female ever to win a world championship rally, piloting an Audi Quattro. Over the next three years, Audi would introduce the A1 and A2 evolutions of the Quattro in response to the new Group B rules, raising power from the turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine to around 350 bhp (261 kW; 355 PS). The Quattro A1 debuted at the 1983 season opener Monte Carlo Rally , and went on to win the Swedish Rally and the Rally Portugal in the hands of Hannu Mikkola . Driven by Stig Blomqvist, Mikkola and Walter R, the A2 evolution won a total of eight world rallies; three in 1983 and five in 1984.
Ultimately the evenly split constantly engaged four wheel drive of the Audi was usurped by the sophistication of a viscous coupled system, an example of which is illustrated on our shirt by Yukio Miyamoto.
While Quattros were dominant as rally cars the early road cars had a particular difficulty:  In traction you were ubermensch, in braking without ABS you were right back to joe public. This got very tricky mainly when you least wanted it to be so Fitting ABS as standard did a good deal to mitigate this.
Celebrate a great car that delivered a quantum leap in performance, wear our Audi Quattro t-shirt.

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