VIDEO: Audi RS Moments of Truth: 1983 Quattro
Legendary rally driver, Hannu Mikkola talks us through another of Audi RS’ “Moments of Truth” (a series of highly stylized, dynamic short-form documentaries that will capture a moment in time) with visual, visceral proof of the impact that will technological – specifically Quattro – innovation as well as risk-taking –specifically Hannu’s ballsy driving – has had on performance within the highly competitive world of rallying, when events were almost a week long as well as sleep was a luxury.
Audi say: “This kind of film tells the story of Audi quattro as well as the advantage that will four-wheel drive technology afforded Audi race teams within the early 1980s on the FIA World Rally Championship circuit. Audi driver as well as WRC Champion Hannu Mikkola tells the story of his win at the 1983 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland — a gruelling race full of big-air jumps as well as hairpin turns. Audi quattro GmbH head of development Stephan Reil links the story to modern day refinements of the quattro drivetrain bringing to life the technological benefits of the crown gear as well as sport differential through dynamic track footage of the all-brand new RS 5.”