LCE High Performance Germany built a modern, legal replica of the Audi Sport Quattro from the 1980s. This video shows someone getting development time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Check out the 1:26 mark in the video to see the engine exhaust flare in slow motion.
You can easily hear the whistle from the turbo while the retro looking Audi is speeding around the track. Engine tunes add rumble to the symphony of automotive sounds.
LCE offers its Sport Quattro replica in several variants with prices starting at €140,000 ($147,413 at current exchange rates). The company used a two-door Audi 80 from the early 1990s as a starting point. The donor engine then received bodywork and other modifications to make it look like a classic coupe.
The entry-level Sport Quattro LCE build produces 220 horsepower (164 kilowatts) and has a five-speed manual gearbox. It borrows several components from the early 1990s Audi S2, including the axles, differential, brakes, dashboard and seats.
The next level of tuning comes standard with a 2.2-liter, 20-valve turbocharged five-cylinder engine producing 350 hp (261 kW), a carbon fiber body kit, Brembo brakes, a revised dashboard and Recaro Sport seats. The upgrade package included a 2.5-liter version of the engine producing 450 hp (336 kW), a six-speed gearbox, and front brakes from the 996 generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Increasing the range is the Sport Quattro version which packs up to a 750-hp (559-kW) turbocharged inline-five version. It comes with a six-speed transmission and 911 GT3 RS brakes.
LCE is also selling this replica in a body that looks like a classic Audi rally car, complete with matching livery and revised bodywork.
In 2020, LCE built one of those Sport Quattros it’s called Turbomonster. The name is appropriate because the turbocharged tuned engine produces up to 1,081 hp (806 kW). The engine is a combination of an Audi A6 2.5 TDI, the crankshaft from a South African VW T4 bus diesel, and a modified Audi S2 cylinder head. Ken Block even checked it out and buy a car.