Audi S3 vs 1983 Audi Sport Quattro rally test

November 14, 2013

Audi is getting into the rally spirit and has released a new promo clip showcasing the performance of the new Audi S3 high performance hatch. The company pitches it against perhaps the car that started it all in terms of all-wheel drive rallying, the legendary Audi Sport Quattro from 1983.

So, what’s the fastest? Well, the new S3 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder producing 221kW while the Sport Quattro features a 2.1-litre turbo five-cylinder with 225kW. You might be surprised by the winner. Take a look below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.