1982 Audi Coupe Quattro – Ola Johansson – Eurotuner Magazine

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A sensational Pikes Peak S1 Quattro replica

With the rust removed, work started on the sheetmetal rear fenders that are supported by custom framework

With the rust removed, work started on the sheetmetal rear fenders that are supported by c

With the legal driving age at 18 in Sweden, we’re sure most enjoy the thrill of their first drive on a frozen, open road. Yet Ola’s would be at Anderstorp Raceway.

Most people who develop a work of genius have been through a few cars, made many mistakes, before finally crafting their masterpiece. So it was another surprise to discover Ola’s ’82 Audi Coupe is his first car and first project.

When he bought the rusted, broken car for just 150 euro his lofty goal was to replicate the 1987 Pikes Peak Audi S1 quattro. But with only photos for reference, it wouldn’t be easy. And then there was the amount of body damage: When I took the car apart, I found rust and more rust.

It took me six months just to eradicate the rust. The doors, fenders, sills and floorpan were totally rotten.

After making repairs, Ola started replicating the S1’s lines to the best of his ability. Despite no experience working in fiberglass, he shaped the front spoiler using plastic pipes and chicken wire, a top-coat of plastic film and a massaged ’94 Audi Coupe bumper were added to complete the fabrication.

Rear wing was made from three separate wings to reach these proportions

The grille was first shaped from foam and then produced in carbon. The rear of a ’82 Coupe hood and the front of a ’02 A4 were grafted together to create the new hood.

Once the fat fenders were complete, the only element Ola didn’t personally tackle was the paintwork.

As the car started to take shape it was evident that the stock engine and FWD running gear couldn’t remain intact. So instead, it received a 4WD transplant from an ’83 Audi 80 quattro. However, this was far from straightforward and required grafting the 80’s floorpan into his Coupe.

When Ola bought the car it had a blown motor, so a swap was always on the cards. Initially, he fitted a 185hp motor from a ’85 Audi 200. But once the new drivetrain was installed, he knew more power was in order.

So as part of a school project, he rebuilt another five-cylinder 10v turbo from an Audi 200, finding 200hp in the process. It was then bolted to the 80 quattro tranny and fun ensued.

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The original brown cloth interior was replaced by a black Audi Coupe GT interior found in a junk yard. And at this point, in 2004, Ola was well on his way to finishing the car, even though much more work was on the horizon.

Show or not

Despite being partially complete, our young Swede was invited to show his car at the prestigious Vallkra Show. After a phone call from the organizer, Ola reluctantly agreed to attend. Without even washing the car he showed up and fate stepped in.

705hp Audi RS2 20v motor sits in fabricated frame that allows easy access to components

At the show he met Marco Garver from the legendary Swedish supercar manufacturer, Koenigsegg. He was sufficiently impressed by what he saw and offered Ola a job on the spot.

The new motor he found was no less than the Porsche-developed 315hp five-cylinder 20v motor from the limited edition Audi RS2 wagon (et 6/06). Admittedly, it was short of the 600hp boasted by the original record-breaking SI rally car but an excessively large Precision PT67 turbo corrected that, giving 705hp and 494 lb-ft of torque.

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