Five-cylinder engines have a very particular sound. Its ignition order and its balance make its sound deep and harmonious, full of nuances. Audi is one of the brands with the longest tradition in five-cylinder engines, and currently the only one that produces engines in this configuration in passenger cars. One of Audi’s most legendary five-cylinder is the 2.2 liter turbo, debuted in the 1980s in the Audi Quattro. It is essentially the same engine that animates the Audi S2 atomic who stars in this post.
As standard, the Audi S2 Coupé was already quite a serious car. Its 2.2 turbo engine developed 230 CVand although it did not reach the power level of an Audi RS2 Avant – whose engine already delivered 315 CV – its benefits were more than decent: 0 to 100 km/h fell in just 5.9 seconds. The ease of empowerment of these engines and the enormous robustness of its engine block have made it possible to create high-performance monsters. This is the case of the Audi S2 Coupé in the video, whose engine has been boosted to 702 hp, retaining its manual gearbox.
All Audi S2s featured Audi’s prestigious permanent all-wheel drive quattro system.
As can be seen, it has required an advanced electronic control system, as well as extensive mechanical modifications. The result, however, is spectacular: the S2 picks up speed with astonishing ease and on the Autobahn, it hits 260 km/h as fast as some cars hit 120 km/h. Had it not been for the traffic, it would have easily exceeded 300 km/h. Without further ado, enjoy the video recorded by AutoTOP on the German Autobahn, and above all, turn up the volume of your speakers.
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