The early Audi quattro opened up the world's eyes to the potential of the four-wheel drive performance car
Developed as a low-volume homologation special for the rallying stage, no one could have predicted just how big an impact the quattro would have on the motoring industry. With four-wheel drive and 200bhp of turbocharged power, the new coupé from Audi took the world by storm, and the rest of the industry struggled to catch up. But despite being a competition-bred machine, the quattro was always civilised on the road. These early cars are now the rarest and are easily identifiable thanks to their chrome rimmed quad headlamps.