Lot 230 - 1995 Audi RS2 Avant
|Odometer reading||108,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,500 - £13,500|
|Result||Sold - £12,600|
Collaboratively designed as a joint venture between Audi and Porsche and built on Audi's 80 Avant, the RS2 was Audi's first 'RS' vehicle and the first of their high-performance Avants (estates), using the most powerful and most thoroughly developed version of Audi's inline five cylinder turbocharged engine. Since its release, the RS2 has amassed an impressive cult following worldwide and is often regarded as being the vehicle that firmly established Audi as a producer of practical high-performance vehicles twinned with their permanent four wheel drive Quattro drive train. All RS cars are usually produced in limited numbers and pioneer some of Audi's latest and most advanced technology and engineering prowess, therefore, 'RS' cars could be described as halo cars. Only 180 righthand drive cars were ever built for the UK, New Zealand and South African markets and only 79 are now registered with 37 currently 'SORN', highlighting its rarity.
With 311bhp available, the RS2 could accelerate from 0 to 62.1mph in just 4.8 seconds and achieve a maximum speed of 162.8mph. In a 1995 road test, British car magazine Autocar timed the RS2 from 0 to 30mph at just 1.5 seconds, which they confirmed was faster than both the McLaren F1 road car and also Jacques Villeneuve's Formula One car of that time. Even by more modern standards its performance is exceptional.
This well presented example in iconic Nogaro blue with black leather and blue alcantara inserts is completely original and has been fantastically cared for throughout its life. It boasts a full service history and a folder full of receipts and old MoT test certificates including its latest until October 2014. Imported from Ireland in 1997, this is 1 of just 79 righthand drive RS2's registered on UK roads today and is a unique opportunity to own not only an appreciating future classic, but also a car that offers Porsche 911 speed with Audi Avant levels of luxury and practicality. Fancy embarrassing some supercars at the lights while you carry the family, the dog and a boot full of luggage? Then this is the car for you …
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