1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169

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Lot 36
1995 Audi RS2 Avant

Sold for € 28,750 (US$ 34,954) inc. premium
1995 Audi RS2 Avant
Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
•The first Audi 'RS' model
•One of fewer than 3,000 made
•Delivered new in Germany
•Only two owners from new
•Circa 56,000 kilometres recorded

'It is a most extraordinary horizon-chaser. It'll stay with a Ferrari 456 most of the way past the quarter-mile post on to the kilometre, thanks to some spectacular forced induction in-gear increments: 40-60mph in third in 2.8sec, 60-80mph in fourth in 3.6sec, 80-100mph in fifth in 5.1sec and 100-120mph in sixth in 7.7sec.' – Autocar magazine on the Audi RS2 Avant.

Estate cars equipped with four-wheel drive and boasting a measure of off-road capability have become increasingly popular in recent times. One of the first manufacturers to exploit this growing market was Audi, which was uniquely well placed to do so having first introduced its rally-proven 'Quattro' four-wheel drive transmission system back in the early 1980s. In 1994 this state-of-the-art system was used in a new and exclusive limited edition model on Audi's B4 platform: RS2 Avant estate car. Audi's first model to use the evocative 'RS' (RennSport) title, and its first high-performance estate, the RS2 Avant was the result of a joint venture between Audi and Porsche.

Audi manufactured the basic structure, which was then shipped to Porsche's Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhhausen for final assembly. The Rossle-Bau facility had been used to build the legendary Type 959 supercar, and had recently become available following the discontinuation of the Mercedes-Benz 500E, another Porsche co-production. Found in other Audi models, including the Quattro, the RS2's 2.2-litre five-cylinder 20-valve engine was extensively modified by Porsche, gaining a larger KKK turbocharger, up-rated inter-cooler, special camshaft, and revised intake and exhaust systems among other alterations. A six-speed manual gearbox was standard. Porsche also up-rated the suspension - lowering it by some 40mm - and the braking system, which now featured red Brembo callipers bearing the Porsche logo, while the 17" wheels were the same as those found on the Type 964 version of the Porsche 911. All of which endowed the RS2 chassis with handling and roadholding characteristics rivalling those of the best contemporary sports cars. Inside the passenger compartment there were Recaro sports seats and a three-spoke steering wheel, while interior embellishments could be either wood veneer or carbon-fibre.

Transmitting its 311bhp maximum output to the ground via all four wheels, the RS2 raced to 100km/h (62mph) in only 5.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 163mph (262km/h): figures none too shabby for an outright sorts car and quite outstanding for large and practical five-door estate. Furthermore, Autocar magazine recorded a 0-30mph time of 1.5 seconds with 'their' RS2, demonstrating it to be quicker off the mark than McLaren's F1 supercar! It is easy to understand why the RS2 caused such a stir when it arrived, and also why it commands such a cult following today.

When production ceased in 1996, fewer than 3,000 of these exceptional cars had been built, and good examples such as this one are only rarely offered for sale. This particular RS2 was sold new in Germany via a dealership in Mainz, had had only one owner before the current vendor. Finished in silver grey with black interior, the Audi has covered only some 56,000 kilometres from new and is presented in generally excellent condition, benefiting from a recent engine service. The car is sold with its service book, owner's manual, leather wallet (Porsche/Audi edition), spare key, Audi data card, and a UK V5C Registration Certificate.

Saleroom notices

  • The car was driven to auction from U.K. faultlessly. However, somewhere during the trip to the auction the odometer has intermittently stopped working and may require attention. The mileage can be seen on the MOT which was done in April 2017 with the mileage 56784 KM. Also, please note that the car is offered with a duplicate vehicle service history record book and as such the information may not be truly representative of the vehicle service history. Veuillez noter que le MOT datant du 25/03/17 indique un kilométrage de 56784. En venant à Spa par la route, le compteur kilométrique s'est arrêté et lit actuellement 57,110. Par ailleurs, l'auto est offerte avec un duplicata du carnet d'entretien et ce document ne permet pas de garantir le kilométrage mentionné au catalogue.
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1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
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1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
1995  Audi  RS2 Avant  Chassis no. WACZZZ8CZTZ000169
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