Audi S1 EKS RX quattro driven by Walter Röhrl and Mattias Ekström

EKS in collaboration with Audi have released a new video featuring the S1 EKS RX quattro. In the clip we also get to see two time DTM champion Mattias Ekström and two time world rally champion Walter Röhrl aged 67 at the Estering RX circuit in Germany, with Röhrl driving the car while Ekström is on the passenger seat.

It’s the story when new meets old as thirty years ago the Audi Sport quattro S1 ruled the rally world and now the S1 EKS RX quattro is at the forefront of the rallycross championship. The two former champions eventually switched places but the video doesn’t tell which of the two was the quickest on track.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the S1 EKS RX quattro, it was developed specifically for the FIA World Rallycross Championship and is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine developing 600 bhp (447 kW) channeled to both axles with help from a six-speed sequential transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive system. Thanks to this very powerful motor, the car needs just 1.9 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill, thus making it a whopping 3.9 seconds quicker than the road-going Audi S1.

Adrian Padeanu

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