Type 85 Audi Coupe quattro Group A rally history

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Two cars were built in the UK were to compete under A’ regulations for the 1987 Oils British Open Championship. Group A regs that the manufacturer had to build at 2500 cars so the FIA would them.

* 4 wheel drive

* liter turbo charged (there’s an FIA 1.7 engine displacement factor for turbo charged using a 34mm turbo

* Front mounted engines or transversal)

* inimum weight of Kg

* Active differentials

However were some modifications by the FIA..which were.

* Full geometry and layout. The original points must be preserved a 20mm radius

* Engine including camshafts, crankshaft, Other engine components can be The engine bloc must be

* Engine peripherals (Radiators, )

* Engine management

* raking

* Gearbox, gear ratios, of gears and gear selection

* Differentials

* Final drive

* Electric equipment

So, as I was saying Sutton built 2 cars, for Sport UK, both left and registered on the Isle of Man, as you not get type approval in this at the time for left hookers.

44 XMN was the first to be built and used and ran in the ‘Shell Oils’ livery. was standard 2226cc and were by Schmidt Motorsport in Germany, and over to Suttons workshops, but ran with a higher compression and ran on special fuel ( Toluene and This car ran a BHP of around 200bhp.

It in six rallies in 1987.

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The National Rally – Yorkshire

of Ireland

Fram Welsh Wales

British Midland –

Ulster Rally – Ireland

Manx rally Isle of Man

David Llewellin was the man the wheel and he was co driven by Phil He did well to be honest getting the maximum from the car but the problem was it was behind the Sierra Cossies had debuted in 1987 under A rules. The final rally of year was the Lombard RAC and for this, Sutton built a new car. MAN 44A was much the same as 44 XMN but ran a different being the Shell Gemini colour scheme.

Llewellin was co driven by Short and they came 7th overall, but a infringement meant Per Ecklund was in his Coupe quattro for having an inlet manifold. So they up sixth in the end. Glyn who was a neighbour of Llewellins, also 44 XMN as a privateer on the same rally but was not

MAN 44A car went on into private not long after as Audi out of Rallying in 1988.

44 XMN was crushed and no longer exists but MAN 44A is now by Dave Preece and is still when he gets the chance, he has restored the car but has kept most of the bits.

44 XMN on the National Breakdown

44 XMN on the Fram Welsh

44XMN, from the 1987 Circuit of Rally

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