Assetto Corsa – Introducing the Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2
Two days ago, Kunos Simulazioni released the Assetto Corsa Update V1.12 and some exciting new FREE bonus content in the form of the fictional Highlands track and the Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Group B Rally monster.
The Kunos Simulazioni team is pretty famous for their pre-release teasing antics. Before a major release, they usually wet our appetite by showing us screenshots and video snippets of the upcoming goodies. Oddly enough, the official product promotion videos are always published after the AC content has become available.
Today Kunos Simulazioni published a new video introducing the Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Rally car which is now available as free content for Assetto Corsa. While the AC racing simulator does not feature any rally stages in its original content, we are sure that many community members will welcome this new car as a fun favorite. The four-wheel driven turbo monster feels quite at home on the tarmac and the also new and free fictional Highlands track can act as a perfect playing ground.
The PC version of Assetto Corsa is available on the dedicated Steam page. Both the Highlands track and the Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 will also become available for the PS4 and Xbox One at a later date as part of the v 1.13 console update.
AUDI QUATTRO S1 E2 History
The Audi Sport Quattro S1 was developed as a Group B car in 1984. The Quattro S1 E2 was introduced at the end of 1985 as an update to the Audi Sport Quattro. It was an ultimate attempt by Audi to dominate the Group B World Rally Championship and battle the very successful Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. The car is powered by an inline 5-cylinder engine that displaced 2,110 cc (128.8 cu in) and produced an officially quoted figure of 350 kW (480 PS; 470 bhp).
However, the turbocharger utilized a recirculating air system, with the aim of keeping the turbo spinning at high rpm, when the driver closed the throttle, either to back off during cornering or on gearshifts. This allowed the engine to resume full power immediately after the resumption of full throttle, reducing turbo lag. The actual power figure was in excess of 500 bhp (373 kW; 507 PS) at 8000 rpm.
Stig Blomqvist won five of the twelve rounds and was crowned the 1984 World Champion. Mikkola and Roehrl also won a round, which was enough to clinch the constructor’s trophy. The Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 suffered an early end to its World Championship Rally aspirations as it was only active in six rallies before the Group B class was dismantled. Audi then decided to campaign the car during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, North America with an updated version that produced not less than 680 Hp.
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