Audi Sport Quattro S1 (1987 Pikes Peak Winner) - 1:18 Scale Model Car by AUTOart
- 1:18 Scale (approximately ten inches in length)
- ABS body, features opening hood and doors
- Removable grille panel
- Poseable steering
The demise of rally's Group B category in 1986 left the world's quickest race cars without a place to run. Thankfully, Europe's factory rally teams soon discovered America's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a legendary test of high-altitude, off-pavement performance. Beginning in 1985, Audi sent its fearsome Sport Quattro S1 rally car to tackle the 12.42-mile, 156-turn course, first in the hands of French star Michele Mouton and then again in 1986 with local legend Bobby Unser, setting new course records each time. In 1987, Audi would throw down the gauntlet one more time with the Sport Quattro S1, this time piloted by all-time rally great Walter Rohrl. Rohrl would set a new course record of 10 minutes 47.85 seconds in the Audi, capping the German automaker's three-year dominance over the Colorado mountain.
Walter Rohrl's Pikes Peak-conquering Audi Sport Quattro S1 is now the subject of an exquisitely detailed 1:18-scale model replica by AUTOart. It features opening hood and doors that reveal richly detailed engine and passenger compartments. Outside, you'll find faithfully executed sponsor livery, authentic rubber race tires and enormous wings. Fans of 1980s-era rally racing should not hesitate in adding this significant post-Group B special to their scale model collections.