A lot of attention is given to the first generation Audi Quattro, with its rich rallying heritage and crisp 80s styling. The second generation succumbed to the typical weight gain that manufacturers seem to equate with progress, with the excuse that it was now more of a GT than a lightweight rally car. The n/a 2.3 liter put out 164hp, about the same as contemporary Corrados, but had more weight to carry around. It wasn’t all bad though, as the new model came with a locking rear differential, carbon fiber center driveshaft, and a clean new look.
This example is surprisingly clean inside and out (look at the engine compartment!), probably in part thanks to only having covered a restrained 109k miles. The squat Audi 90 shape still looks great today, especially with the S2 styling cues that the North American version got. It’s too bad we missed out on the turbo engine, but that can be remedied with relative ease in the Audi/VW lines. It’s for sale for $4900, well below the blue book. Being this clean, it’s a tempting example of some 90s Quattro fun.