, 2022-12-06 14:00:00,
The 1980s can be defined by many things, among which the numerous blockbuster movies, the rise of pop music, and the introduction of the mixtape and Walkman. The 1980s saw its fair share of iconic automobiles as well. While the number of iconic models goes well beyond the 10 listed here, the below-mentioned are some of the most influential and definitive 1980s cars.
10/10 Audi Quattro
Front three-quarters shot of a blue 1983 Audi Quattro
Rallying is said to be the most grueling of motorsports, and in 1980, Audi came out with a revolutionary solution that gave it an immense, all-terrain advantage. It introduced all-wheel drive to performance vehicles. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system can trace its roots to the Iltis military transport. Audi Quattro entered the market in 1980 and one year later, in 1981, it started racking up WRC victories with pilots like Michèle Mouton, Hannu Mikkola, and Walter Röhrl behind the wheel. The road-going version was just as capable with all-around independent suspension, permanent all-wheel-drive, a five-speed manual, and a 2.1-liter, turbocharged, inline-five with up to 306 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (350 Nm). In this case, the 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) takes 4.6 seconds, which was shockingly quick for the 1980s, hatchback coupe. Just 11.452 units were produced between 1980 and 1991. To this day, the Audi Quattro is considered one of the…
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