When German rally fan Volker Gehrt wanted to build a replica of an Audi Sport Quattro Group B car, he met the perfect man to help–Roland Gumpert, the father of Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive. That's pretty much like having Pete Brock hammer the body panels on your Cobra Daytona replica.
Gumpert had both the original design manuals and s in the motorsport world to help make this Quattro as accurate as possible. The car is a re-creation of the Quattro S1 E2 that Walter Rohrl drove to victory at the 1985 Rally Sanremo, Audi's only WRC victory that year. The original car was lost at some point after the race, so Gumpert was especially keen on building one to this spec.
Gehrt's car turned out so well, even Walter Rohrl himself approved of it, signing his name on the roof. The car sounds the part too. Petrolicious captured Gehrt thrashing it through the German countryside, making all the right turbocharged five-cylinder noises.
It's hard to call Gehrt's car a replica, even though that's exactly what it is. It's a stunning tribute to one of rally's greatest eras, and one of its most important cars.