In the video below you can see how Ken Block’s 730bhp Audi Sport Quattro, a strictly modified rally beast, sounds and drives on track.
Ken Block’s car background is extensive. He has prepared all kinds of vehicles over the years, with Ford cars being the most popular. However, when he ended his association with the Blue Oval firm, the driver signed with Audi and now has a classic rally beast at his disposal. This is how Ken Block’s 730 hp Audi Sport Quattro sounds and goes on the track.
Audi only built 214 examples of the Sport Quattro and while Block can afford to buy more than one, the logical thing to do to preserve the legacy of this cult classic was to build a replica and leave the originals for collectors. But, as is often the case with the American driver, any car that passes through his workshop ends up with several hundred horsepower.
This is how Ken Block’s 730 hp Audi Sport Quattro sounds and goes on the track
The Audi Sport Quattro was not going to be less and the 2.5-liter turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine modified by LCE Performance develops an impressive 730 hp. As a curiosity, the block engine combines part of the engine of an Audi S2 and part of a diesel Volkswagen.
LCE Performance is the specialist behind this creature, which was built by combining the front chassis of an Audi 80 with the rear of an Audi Quattro, and now Ken Block has been able to thoroughly test it and shoot a video for us all to witness which ones. are the faculties of your new car.
The result leaves no one indifferent. Block and his team headed to California’s famed Willow Springs circuit to test the straight-line performance of the 730bhp Audi Sport Quattro and take a few laps around the track. Of course, the pilot lets us listen to the engine and delights the spectators with skidding and burning wheels.
Although the car is four-wheel drive, it seems easy enough to drift the rear. Block notes that some adjustments need to be made, particularly to the front differential, which doesn’t seem to be getting enough power.
Don’t miss the video (in English) to see the car in action.