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#ThrowbackThursday: 2001 Audi RS 4 Sport


For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we’re reaching back over a decade to 2001. The first RS-car produced by quattro GmbH was on the market and making waves with its 375 bhp Cosworth-tuned 2.7-liter biturbo V6 and wagon-only body configuration. quattro GmbH went even further by introducing the RS 4 Sport at the Essen Motor Show in late 2000.

Essentially the RS 4 Sport was an edgier take on the already edgy RS 4 Avant, with more aggressive brakes, exhaust, tires, seats and yards of Alcantara. We’ve translated a sales brochure we picked up at some point that year and are printing it below. Included in this for posterity is the price list both in the newly minted Euro (EUR) and the still-in-use-at-the-time Deutsche Mark (DM).

Begin Translated Catalog Text: 

Sporty – Sportier – RS 4 Sport

The RS 4 Sport is an uncompromising high-performance sports car, which will satisfy even those in pursuit of the extreme.

The sport suspension includes a tighter spring/shock tuning, a harder stabilizer on the rear axle and a ride heigh 15 mm below factory. The purpose: lower center of gravity and even higher driving dynamics.

The backpressure-optimized sport exhaust system, medium mufflers and matte black-coated tailpipes guaranty sporty sound.

Sporting Design
The Recaro bucket seats for driver and front passenger ensure optimum grip of occupants.

Good grip and also a sporting look is also assured by the suede steering wheel and matching shift knob.

Sporting Equipment
18-inch brakes with drilled composite brake discs: In order to withstand the stresses of extreme use on race circuits, special drilled brake discs and sports brakes were developed developed.

Sporting details
Upoon request the high-quality floor mats are tailored in matching carpet, embroidered with the RS 4 emblem and feature color-accented edges in leather or Alcantara.

Prices RS 4 Sport – Options (prices with 16% MwSt.)

Sport Suspension – with 15mm lowered suspension, sports spring shock tuning and thicker stabilizer on the rear axle (900 EUR, 1760.25 DM)

Sport brake – Brake Discs (per set) – drilled for front and rear axle (1330 EUR, 2601.25 DM)

Sport brake pads (per set) – for the front and rear axle (500 EUR, 977.92 DM)

Sport Exhaust System – medium rear silencer, matte black tailpipes (1300 EUR, 2542.58 DM)

Bucket Seat (per piece) – driver and passenger in high quality leather, leather / alcantara, or leather / High-Tech fabric (1500 EUR, 2933.75 DM)

Sport Steering Wheel and Shift Knob – Steering wheel and shift knob in onyx suede leather. (600 EUR, 1173.50 DM)

Floor Mats (per pair) – Front floor mats with RS 4 lettering, on request, front and rear floor mats with colored piping in leather or Alcantara (450 EUR, 880.12 DM)

Sports Tires (street-legal) – Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255/35 ZR 18, additional information they obtain in their Audi dealer

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