The car is not an urquattro or sport quattro or anything. It is not intended for rally either. The engine is the same as the ones used in the later group B cars, but it is in a 200 20v. I could have put it into a smaller chassis car, but I fell too hard for the larger chassis car to get rid of it. It is a great cruiser and is actually lighter in stock form than most modern cars (3600 lb stock... a bit lighter now however). I'm honestly not quite sure what the purpose of it is. I am a mechanical engineer by degree and just enjoy the engineering involved in designing something which can withstand the kind of power and RPMs planned for my goal while retaining some reliability. The challenge of doing that is one goal, but I also just love the fact that the car is a complete sleeper. It looks like a grandpa car, but can seriously get down and I love that. It also has a pretty nicely sorted suspension setup which allows it to handle fairly neutrally. However, it isn't intended to be used for serious track use because I'd build something lighter and naturally aspirated if I wanted a pure track car (that is another project for another day!).
With quattro, the power this car develops will be a little crazy for the street, but not insane like in a 2wd configuration. It will likely be de-tuned a bit for every day use (maybe in the 600 awhp region) and will incorporate a flex fuel sensor which can scale the fuel, timing, and boost maps automatically depending on how much ethanol is detected in the tank. The most significant part of the build will be going dry sump for the oiling system because the stock pump can't handle the RPMs we are going to throw at it. The block is a tall-deck diesel block from Europe, the head will be CNC ported and have solid lifters and custom ground cams, and the transmission will also be a 6 speed diesel unit from Europe. The tall-deck block (dry sump will allow this to be mounted 2-3 inches lower in the chassis) will be de-stroked from 2.5l down to 2.3l which will allow an awesome rod ratio and piston speeds at 11000 RPM which are near those of a regular setup at 8500 RPM. Currently the car is in NH so a friend's shop can do the work because I live in Saudi Arabia for work 2/3 of the year. It was just shipped up there a few weeks ago and the disassembly process has been started and parts are being ordered.
Here are some pictures of some of the highlights:
4" downpipe and wastegate re-route
CNC velocity stacks and runners inside the intake manifold
Turbo, exhaust manifold, intake manifold, etc. mounted up a while ago
Temporarily plumbed up to go up north
This is the bracket we'll use to mount the dry sump pump
Some suspension parts I made (everything has to be custom made for these cars as there is no aftermarket)
Adjustable height coilover suspension was fabricated and now the struts and housings are being shortened to allow more suspension travel.
Brakes are Porsche Boxster S for now (don't really have any good pictures, sorry!)
fun one night with another 200 (launch control/anti-lag)
I'll get pics of the more interesting stuff as it moves along... and obviously some video when it is finished (hopefully in the spring).
I don't really have any awesome videos either, but here is one from a few months ago. This was after kind of scrambling to throw it all together so that it could go to NH. I had to limit boost via throttle because my wastegate wasn't functioning properly so these pulls are at about 15-20 psi and 30% throttle. That is probably a good thing because the engine was also completely stock internally at the time haha.
I also had it on a smaller turbo before which was pretty similar to a friend's setup. Here is a quick video of his just for fun
Friendly race :)
One of our launch control battle at the Carlisle show in PA a few years back
and finally, another friend's car which sounds more along the lines of how mine will likely sound at full bore (although this is only ~8000 RPM)
Enjoy, and I'll be sure to post more as things move along with the new build phase.