One of the more overlooked Audis of the 1990s was the Audi Coupe Quattro. It was built to replace the Ur Quattro as the brand’s five-cylinder, all-wheel drive performance car. Its design was more stylish than the Quattro’s and it was a bit more modern on the inside. However, it was only sold for a few years and received nowhere near the same level of fame or popularity as the original. It did gain popularity with at least one Audi enthusiasts — Brian Scotto from Hoonigan.
Just yesterday, we took a look at Ken Block’s Audi Sport Quattro replica that debuted at the SEMA 2021 show, at the Toyo tire stand. Alongside that build was Scotto’s Coupe Quattro and this new video from Hoonigan shows it off.
Scotto first bought the car seventeen years ago and finally finished it only weeks ago. There are ton of modifications made to Scotto’s Coupe Quattro and it’s essentially been built as a stripped-out hillclimb car. So it’s not comfortable or flashy but aggressive and functional.
The body kit is by Prior Design out of Germany and gives it its massive fender flares, which allowed Scotto to run absolutely massive 315-section Toyo Proxy R888 R tires all the way around. It rides on KW Motorsport adjustable coilovers, which are serious bits of kit.
Up front, though, is where the business is. The engine started out life as a 2.2 liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine but it’s been heavily modified and its displacement increased to 2.6 liters. New pistons, connecting roads, and — potentially the most interesting thing about the engine — is its wireless coil packs. The The coil packs are bluetooth and there isn’t even an ECU, as its engine management software is cloud-based. Fascinating but we’d love to see how well it works.
At the moment, it makes around 700-750 horsepower but is capable of around 1,100 horsepower with the existing turbocharger.
This Audi Coupe Quattro is easily the coolest Coupe Quattro build we’ve ever seen. Admittedly, it’s one of the only ones we’ve seen but it’s also just one of the coolest Audi builds in general. Few people modify Coupe Quattros and to do one this extensively, with the sole purpose of hillclimb racing, is just awesome.