The feeling I get when I put on a racing suit, a helmet and then just start the engine it always gives me goosebumps. When I change the gears from 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th the words of Walter Rohrl come to mind : “If you are driving this car your thoughts will be too slow.” And that is how it is. As you shift gears the car goes peng! peng! My name is Volker Gehrt I live in Thuringia, in the middle of Germany, and I drive one of the most spectacular racing cars that the world has ever seen, an Audi Quattro S1. About 12 years ago I was at a car show with my wife and we saw a vendor that had scaled models, and I said to my wife: “Oh look! there is an S1!” She replied: “You know what?” “Let me get it for you so you can keep it on your desk.” The model then sat on my desk for 3 years, from time to time I looked at it, played with it, thinking to myself how absolutely beautiful the real car was. With time I thought that there must be a way to build the car, I had to find a way to do it, Then came the time when I crossed paths with Roland Gumpert, who later became a good friend and associate. I can still remember exactly, when he sat in my office and the little model Audi was on my desk he looked at it and said : “Those were great times when these cars where racing, Mr Gehrt. ” At the time I had no idea that he had been the head of Audi’s Motorsport and the inventor of the Quattro. He kept this from me for a very long time, but when it came out we were again sitting in my office. By then we had moved onto a first name basis, I had the model Audi in my hand and said to him: “So Roland, wasn’t that a marvelous time with this car?” “Of course it was!” he replied. “We won a lot, with Stig Blomqvist” “with Michelle and Walter” So I asked him: “Roland, how about we realize this dream of rebuilding the car?” “Yes, that would be fun” He replied. “We have all the manuals, because I saw them on your desk” “I know some guys where we can source this and that” “Really?” I replied. “Yes, I have been researching this for a long time” He said. I thought it was sensational. He proceeded to advise me with more information and suggested that I build the 1985 Sanremo model, since it was lost. That model demanded to be re-built. as close to the original as possible. During the build, Roland Gumpert called one day to ask me if I was in my office, I replied that I was. “Make some coffee, you have a guest coming over soon.” He said. I asked who was coming. And he replied “Walter Rohrl is coming to look at your car” “to see how far you have gotten with it.” “What?! Walter Rohrl is coming?” I said. He told me to hurry up that Walter would arrive within the hour. I will never forget when he arrived he stood in front of the car and said “Mr Gehrt I feel like” “I am having a deja`-vu” “I am taken back to Audi Sport looking at my winning car.” That gave me goose bumps. Rohl continued “Look! I just got goose bumps looking at my winning car!” That is one of those stories that I will never forget. The car we built is so high quality and true in every detail, to resemble the original that whe the drivers come and see it they say: “Wow! This is exactly how my car was!” And when I imagine what it could have been to drive this car in Italy, through Tuscany perhaps even on gravel, the car pulling through Tuscany and behind it this huge dust cloud, that must have been the greatest feeling. And I think that is exactly where this car belongs.

This Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 Replica Is Keeping Historic Group B Rallying In Motion
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  • April 20, 2017 at 4:08 am
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    Four years of high school German and I think I picked up about every ninth word. Didn't matter. Subtitles would have been a distraction from the visual appeal of the video itself while getting the owner to stumble through his thoughts in English would have stunted the passion he has for his car and driving. Another excellent job by the Petrolicious team!

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  • April 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm
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    Volker Gehrt, what a true car guy. He is all passion about his car; love it!. Usually am not to keen about clones/recreations/copies, but the here it is all passion driven; no speculation or thinking in bragging rights. Good on you Volker, it is a great car you have, love the 2:29–2:33 segment!

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  • April 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    Yes, goosebumps is the right word…

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  • April 24, 2017 at 6:23 am
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    old man driving like an old man

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  • April 28, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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    amazing video.. such passion for the car.

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  • April 30, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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    Dream car, same as e30 M3 😉

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  • April 30, 2017 at 10:00 pm
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    <3

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  • May 1, 2017 at 2:39 am
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    Year leader second belt wow fight half quarterback.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 10:12 am
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    ✿Pure Video✿♫

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  • May 2, 2017 at 9:14 am
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    wtf speak english

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  • May 3, 2017 at 2:04 am
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    😍❤️☺️

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  • May 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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    i am so happy this was made

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  • May 9, 2017 at 5:22 am
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    english please.

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  • May 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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    Even automatic subtitles know, what real music is (turn on subtitles on 1:03 and 2:43 🙂 )

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  • May 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    I have two things to say.
    1- This video should be at least 30 minutes long
    2- I want one sooo bad.

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  • May 30, 2017 at 11:51 am
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    Einfach Perfekt!

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  • June 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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    Einfach Wunderbar

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  • July 8, 2017 at 2:07 pm
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    確定申告書のフォントと違いますけど・・・・

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  • July 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm
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    Amazing story and magnificent car, what a dream

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  • July 27, 2017 at 5:25 pm
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    i think the power isnt enough? no tire skids tho

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:18 pm
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    other:what type of porn you watch?
    me:….

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  • August 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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    It doesn't sound quite right, perhaps he's just not getting it into high RPM, but other than that wow.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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    Realmente increíble lo que hizo este señor

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:15 pm
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    Holy crap! As soon as you hear the name Roland Gumpert… you know this isn't really a replica at all. Group B monster and absolute legend!

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  • September 13, 2017 at 10:41 am
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    I totally get it. My favorite car looks a little like that rally car – The Lancia Stratos. I thought that I could buy a kit car, but that company went under. I don't need to speak fluent German to understand him. He's passionate about his car.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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    Guess I'll just keep buying lottery tickets…..

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  • October 9, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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    Why am I not hearing dump valve sounds on this 'perfect' replica? This is what I'm missing from the real S1.
    This iw what I'm talking about: https://youtu.be/lmb_HtUILHA?t=28s

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  • October 16, 2017 at 2:36 am
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    You need to do a Rat Rod.

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  • October 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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    This is hands down my favourite 80's car. I am going to own one of these..

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  • October 27, 2017 at 12:13 pm
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    Now you have built a replica of the San Remo rally winning car, how about building a replica of the mid engine S1 that was built without the approval of the Audi/VAG board of directors and the first thing they knew about it was when a photograph of the car testing just over the border from Czechoslovakia where Audi had a secret test facility and predictably they where not happy, in fact Ferdinand Piëch had the car cut up in front of him so that was the end of the mid engined quattro. So I think here is someone with the money and more importantly the connections to build a replica.

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  • October 31, 2017 at 8:47 pm
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    The sound it makes just gets me.

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  • November 8, 2017 at 10:55 pm
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    Good video, good car. But replica.

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  • November 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm
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    What is he saying…

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  • December 2, 2017 at 11:58 pm
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    Oh my … would you just listen to that glorious 5 cylinder engine. 😍👍🏼😎
    Pure Auto Porn 😋

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  • December 8, 2017 at 5:06 am
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    We allways forget just how good were the cars in the 70s, the 80s and the 90s!

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  • December 22, 2017 at 4:13 am
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    Petrolicious is the best thing on YouTube

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  • December 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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    Walter Röhrl, God of Rally! If you never heard of Walter, surch Youtube an watch every clip he drives a car. Best driver ever on my list..!

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  • January 2, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    Oh boy. S1 @ 1000 Lakes '85. Those were the days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDRkHXMHqFo

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  • January 5, 2018 at 11:06 pm
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    Real car people, great car and great story

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  • January 8, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    warum hast du ihn nur verkauft ?? :c

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  • January 10, 2018 at 3:28 am
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    Great story.

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  • January 17, 2018 at 11:09 am
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    I was able to film the original S1 E2 from Walter Röhrl. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6f-DTeH5vo

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  • February 3, 2018 at 10:18 pm
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    I don't know what he's saying, but it's all beautiful. This video is beautiful. Many tears of joy have been shed over this masterpiece.

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  • February 6, 2018 at 12:06 am
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    This is an AMAZING replica. No words, only goosebumps.

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  • February 24, 2018 at 6:12 am
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    Volker, dein "Bucket List Dream" erledigt.

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  • March 13, 2018 at 10:30 pm
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    Fantastic story, love the mans passion.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 5:52 am
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    What engine and turbo do you use in this replica, why I didn't hear those blowing turbo sound.

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  • April 11, 2018 at 9:12 pm
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    Alleine der Klang von dem Auto lässt meine Haare aufstellen. Das schönste Auto in privater Hand. Unbezahlbar.

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  • April 20, 2018 at 7:19 pm
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    What an amazing story and friendship

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  • May 1, 2018 at 10:39 am
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    Absoluter Respekt…nicht nur als Audifan.

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  • May 5, 2018 at 3:37 pm
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    if ud get the chance to make a video about a very nice Opel kadett……..

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  • May 17, 2018 at 12:59 am
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    probably one of the best cars ever made on this planet

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  • June 2, 2018 at 4:14 pm
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    Perfect Saturday afternoon TV 🙂 Thank you!

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  • June 15, 2018 at 11:23 am
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    the good old times… …old Röhrl quotes goin thru my brain – Too fast to race, too slow to fly; This car is so fast, you're already to slow with thinking; Front: snow-plow, Rear: built in wardrobe; Hans Joachim Stuck to Walter Röhrl: you know that your car is really fast, when your hands start shaking of fear with the keys in the hand, when going to unlock the doors. – Anyway, you can't really describe the in line 5! SIMPLY LEGENDARY!!!

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  • July 20, 2018 at 6:25 am
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    shame its not driven like a group B car though 😛

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  • July 29, 2018 at 9:02 am
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    hallo Herr Gehrt, Wenn sie diese Zeilen zufällig lesen. ich bin total begeistert von ihrem Auto und ihrer Idee so ein Auto komplett und originalgetreu nachzubauen, ich kann das total nachempfinden was sie gefühlt haben, und dann kommt auch noch Walter Röhrl ins Haus, besser gehts ja nimmer. Ich wünsche ihnen noch weiterhin Spaß an ihrem Auto.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm
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    Gänsefleesch

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  • August 21, 2018 at 7:27 am
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    Danke fürs hoch laden und für das bauen dieses Audi Meisterwerk's

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  • September 5, 2018 at 9:49 pm
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    amazing

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  • September 17, 2018 at 6:05 pm
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    amazing car with an amazing story

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  • September 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm
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    That car is what makes me love cars

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  • October 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm
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    No, Im not crying

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  • October 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm
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    Was anyone expecting to be seeing English subtitles?

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  • October 19, 2018 at 2:40 am
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    So good.

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  • October 26, 2018 at 6:13 am
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    Super tolles Auto, schade dass der Herr in dem bieder den Motor nicht einmal hoch zieht.

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  • November 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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    One of the best videos you've ever made!But please,could you provide me the track from the backround music?I'm searching it a while now!Thanks!

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  • December 6, 2018 at 8:49 am
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    A video with English title of a man talking in German while it shows detail shots of an Audi sitting in a garage, with short clips of an Audi Sport Quattro being driven sedately every minute or so, and everyone is going nuts over it? Maybe they really like all the detail shots of it sitting in a garage while the man is speaking German? You might consider subtitles, or dubbing or something.

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  • December 6, 2018 at 8:59 am
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    BTW Hot Wheels just released a new casting of this car for 2019. I don't know what took them so long, seems like an obvious choice. I could wish that it was just a normal Audi Quattro instead of a Sport, but oh well. Its a regular Sport, not the E2 body trim. But I'm still glad. I grabbed both that I saw. They are really on a roll with good car choices these days. I guess there are only so many 1969s Camari and Mustangs with big slicks and huge Roots blowers you can produce before it starts to get old.

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  • December 25, 2018 at 8:04 pm
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    Okay, so… 01:56, is it possible to buy that scale model anywhere?

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  • December 26, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    WOW!!! What a story…

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  • December 31, 2018 at 12:28 am
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    I don't speak German, but it is quite clear that he passionate about his car, and that is something I completely understand.

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  • January 3, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    I don't even speak German but I can watch this all day!!

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  • January 3, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    Wow, when he talked about getting goosebumps, I got 'em too.

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  • January 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    I have no idea what he’s saying about an awesome car.

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  • January 3, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    1985, I'm in my BMW 323i, In front of me the Audi Sport Quattro group B with Walter and Christian, they are entering special stage, they are reviewing pace notes, I am behind the Quattro on the limit and suddenly Walter opens the throttle, it was like an explosion and I just hit the brakes, I just saw him disappear in a roar out of this world. Will never forget this until the day I die…

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  • January 5, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    At 6:12 I was totally expecting to see some serious gravel flying from all 4 wheels but… it didn't happen.

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  • January 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    Sobald ich den Lottojackpot knacke fliegt die Alte raus und so eine Kiste kommt! Ach, ich behalte meine Olle doch, schliesslich muss einer da sein der den Wagen putzt:-)))

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  • January 11, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    when audi was audi, not VAG shitty cars

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  • January 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Hab Pipi in den Augen… Emotion, Geschichte, einfach alles!👍

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  • January 14, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    my dream car…

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  • January 14, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    Was eine schöne Geschichte, ich finde es MEGA das das Auto auch genutzt wird und nicht nur rum steht🤗 sehr sympathisch

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  • January 15, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    Schade, daß man nur einen Daumen nach oben geben kann, der Wagen ist einfach mega toll. Schade, daß er von so weit her kommt. Wäre toll, den Wagen vielleicht mal auf einem Oldtimer Treffen oder sowas in der Realität zu sehen.

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  • January 17, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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    Times when Audi did not have to put stupid V8 engines into its best designs. Times when the sound of the engine sounded like a fire that burns inside its cylinders. Goodbye straight five …

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  • January 18, 2019 at 1:46 am
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    Here you go guys: https://youtu.be/IlnXWapzNjI

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  • January 18, 2019 at 10:23 am
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    Ein wirklich tolles Video. Da bekommt man gleich Lust auf mehr. 👌🏼

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  • January 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm
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    So cool car, i could definitely daily with this car…

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  • January 20, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Super tolles Video und einfach ein Traumauto 👍👍👍👍👍
    Gruß aus Niederbayern

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  • January 22, 2019 at 2:53 am
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    In the late 80 us Vermont kids would go watch rally races with dreams of racing. I remember running as fast as I could so see the likes of Bruno krebrich(sp) and Paul chioniere(sp) at stpr in Pennsylvania. Ralling at night was amazing. Lights, exoctic smells and water splashes. Nothing compared to the sound of the 20v motor.
    It was amazing in a rough way.
    I just picked up a 1993 s4 ur Quattro from my 89 year of neighbor and have been doing suspension repairs. I want to make a family car to take my son to ski events here in central Colorado. Anyone know what exhaust system would be street sporting but not too loud. I want to keep catalyst on for sure.
    One of those cars would be a dream to own.
    Thanks for the help.

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  • January 23, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    this is not a car it is Art in Quattro wheels.

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  • January 26, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    Geil geiler gerts s1

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  • February 15, 2019 at 9:27 am
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    Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 Replica Build. Just one amazingly detailed process from start to finish with such skill and craftsmanship. I hope all enjoy as I certainly have. https://youtu.be/_Uzp2fHsnz0

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  • February 18, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    you know what's crazy? dude wasn't driving the car exactly tame, but it still seemed almost unreal to watch this beast go in such a civilized and smooth manner… <cut to mouton in a sideways jump over a crest on the backdrop of a huge billowing cloud of dust>

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  • February 19, 2019 at 2:42 am
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    Is this the most underrated Petrolicous video?

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    Law of attraction . Dream come true.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    My dream audi

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    I have goosebumps AND an erection.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 7:58 pm
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    And they say money can't buy happiness 🙂

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  • August 2, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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    Der Sound von dem S1 ist einfach so abartig geil!

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  • August 3, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    Outstanding! Thanks for sharing

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  • August 14, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    Where do I get the scale model at 1:57 for my son?

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