07/18/2021 DPCcars Videos
When it launched in 1994, it became both the world’s fastest estate and the first Audi to smash the 250 km/h barrier. The Audi RS2 Avant combined the space of a family car with a very special, turbocharged driving experience – and it was developed collaboratively by Audi and Porsche. Ever since Ferdinand Porsche established his design engineering office in Stuttgart in 1931, the name Porsche has been closely linked to customer development projects. Through Porsche Engineering, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Porsche AG, this tradition has proved a longstanding success, with the team providing innovative solutions and a high degree of expertise in digitalisation.
The estate – with a 2.2-litre straight five-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive and 315 PS – proved controversial to some because of its turbocharger. “Back then and to this day, the strong, design-based turbocharger lag puts a driver under a certain amount of pressure. Quite a few drivers were not terribly fond of the sudden push, while proud RS2 owners have always loved the turbocharger.
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