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Everything Everywhere. Some people build their project cars for out-and-out thrust, or to be nimble on the track; others are focused on quarter-mile times, while yet more like to have a quick and practical runabout for nipping to the shops via the fun route. Wolfgang Koller wanted all of these things at once, and the Audi 90 you see here is the polymathic result…Words Dan Bevis. Photography Lukasz Elszkowski.Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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The original. These days we’re used to seeing bigpower super-estates, but back in the early ’90s, the RS2 was a revelation – and it can still hold its own today. Here’s why it’s so special…Words Jamie Arkle. Photography Davy Lewis.Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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When Ron Micklich's garage door opens in the Saxony town of Schonheide, the entire insect world in the Erzgebirge knows its helmets on, or better, keep to the self imposed curfew and well away. When we talk to Ron, we hear about a possible 800 + HP at 2.6 bar boost and 900NM of torque... no one knows this S2 Avant as good as Ron, who's been the owner of this Audi since 1999. Around 15,000€ switched wallets back then, a bargain if you compare this with current prices. In the past 17 years, there was no respite on the Audi and we all know a project is never really finished.
The only thing that deserves to be labelled „Original" to the present day, is the paint job, which remains untreated apart from a few touch-ups. The engine alone enjoyed a bit of wellness each winter. Want examples? PKW deliverted shortened MAHLE forged Pistons to the Erzgebirge, reducing the displacement to 2205cc. Enlarged valves, specifically made long piston rods and a specially designed crankshaft, CNC machined combustion chambers, titanium valve spring retainers, conversion to a diesel block or the mechanical valve train are just a few excerpts from the 3 page long data sheet for the engine, where the main focus is certainly on the turbo, which was finely balanced after assembly. The Audi 90 IMSA GTO delivered the high-pressure compressor wheel and the Audi [S1 / Pikes Peak] a 29er compressor housing.
This aggregate would barely be operable without any modem technology so Ron used a free programmable ECU by VEMS. Thus, Ron has two sets of data to play with on his drives: road and track, with the streets in the Erzgebirge all somehow reminiscent of the Sachsenring circuit.Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
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