Tuesday, 19 November 2013

1,005bhp Quattro

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

I like that picture. On the right is one of the first cars I ever wrote a Retro Cars feature for, Mark Nightmares' pro-street Escort with 600bhp+. On the left? That's the cover star of the latest issue, a home-built, Group B-inspired SWB Quattro with a frankly absurd 1,005bhp under the bonnet and a turbo so large it has its own postcode. Hearing this thing in action is a befuddling assault on the eardrums; a disparate mix of creamy - yet urgent - turbo whistle and rifle-crack exhaust barks. But you don't hear it for long, as it covers ground in a blurry homage to that bit in Spaceballs where they go to Ludicrous Speed.
Want to read all about it? Pick up the latest Retro Cars mag...

Pics from the 2013 Retro Rides Gathering - click here for more.

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