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The first RS
Where does the king of RS Audi's belong?
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350Z
post Mar 24 2009, 05:57 PM
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The RS2 was the product of a co-development project between Audi and Porsche, based on Audi's 80 Avant, and powered by a modified version of their 2.2 litre, 20-valve turbocharged 5-cylinder engine (code: ADU) producing 232 kW (315 PS; 311 bhp) at 6500 rpm. Although much of the car's underpinnings were manufactured by Audi, assembly was handled by Porsche at their plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany which had become available after discontinuation of the Mercedes-Benz E500, which Porsche had manufactured under contract.

Like the rest of the vehicle, the RS2's 5-cylinder engine was based on a unit that Audi already produced, although Porsche considerably modified the engine; the standard KKK turbocharger was switched for a larger unit, along with a heavy-duty intercooler and higher flow fuel injectors, a newly designed camshaft, a more efficient induction system, and a low-pressure exhaust system replaced the standard fare; a new Bosch-supplied engine management system (ECU) controlled the engine.

With so much power available, the RS2 could run from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and achieve a maximum speed of 262 km/h (163 mph) (electronically restricted), despite weighing over 1,600 kg (3,527 lb). In a road test conducted in 1995, British car magazine Autocar timed the RS2 from 0 to 30 mph (48 km/h) at just 1.5 seconds, which they confirmed was faster than both the McLaren F1 road car, and also Jacque Villeneuve's Formula 1 car of that time. Even by more modern standards, its performance is exceptional; it could accelerate on-par with the C5 generation Chevrolet Corvette, and was only a tenth of a second slower to 60 than a 996 generation Porsche 911.

Audi's quattro permanent four-wheel drive system was standard, and Porsche-designed braking and suspension systems replaced the standard Audi 80 equipment. 40 mm (1.6 in) lower than a standard 80 Avant, the suspension and braking upgrades combined to give the RS2 the handling and braking capabilities of a high-end sports car; 17 inch wheels, and high performance 245/40ZR17 Dunlop tyres were standard as well. In fact, the braking system wore Porsche badged Brembo calipers, and both the wheels and side mirrors were identical in design to those of the 964 Turbo. Additionally, the word "PORSCHE" is inscribed in the RS2 emblem affixed to the rear tailgate.
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post Mar 24 2009, 06:08 PM
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It's still a granny wagon. Wagons are uncool.
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post Mar 24 2009, 06:12 PM
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ehh not when the wagon is RS4 avant.

but this is uncool.
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post Mar 24 2009, 10:51 PM
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Co-developed by Porsche, and it's one of the classic Q-cars. However, with the exception of enthusiasts, no one's going to think anything of it when you roll up. I'll go neutral here.
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post Mar 25 2009, 02:23 PM
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wagons by default are not cool. they are one step away from being a van. vans are for people who have given up on fun.
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post Mar 25 2009, 08:02 PM
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...wut?
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post Mar 26 2009, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE(moe @ Mar 25 2009, 06:51 AM) *
Co-developed by Porsche, and it's one of the classic Q-cars. However, with the exception of enthusiasts, no one's going to think anything of it when you roll up. I'll go neutral here.

I think the fact that enthusiasts are the only ones that are going to know what they are looking at makes it cool.
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post Mar 26 2009, 12:59 PM
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^ Although I agree that it makes it even cooler to an enthusiast, the cool wall is more about, "Will this get me laid?" The answer to that question is, "Probably not," with the RS2.
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post Mar 26 2009, 01:00 PM
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I refuse to look at the cool wall from a "will this get me laid?" criteria because I think that attitude is decidedly uncool.
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post Mar 26 2009, 01:12 PM
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Fucking shit fuck balls we need a general pinned thread where the eternal debate of 'WHAT IS THE COOL WALL (to me & you) by Dr. <your name>, Ph. D' rather than in individual car threads.
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post Mar 26 2009, 01:31 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Mar 26 2009, 09:00 PM) *
I refuse to look at the cool wall from a "will this get me laid?" criteria because I think that attitude is decidedly uncool.

This.
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post Mar 26 2009, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE(Zenix13 @ Mar 25 2009, 11:23 PM) *
wagons by default are not cool. they are one step away from being a van. vans are for people who have given up on fun.

There's one instance when wagons are cool: When they have a tow bar to pull the trailer with the Caterham on it. And better you have an RS2 as a tow car than, lets say, a Mercedes 250 TD.

The RS2 is cool. Cooler than the RS4 and definitely cooler than the RS6.
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post Mar 26 2009, 05:40 PM
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Question: Can I fuck hot women in the back of this car at 150mph?

Answer: Audi RSfucking2.

Case closed.
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post Mar 26 2009, 07:56 PM
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All sleeper wagons are cool.
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post Mar 26 2009, 11:08 PM
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QUOTE(midnightdorifto @ Mar 27 2009, 02:40 AM) *
Question: Can I fuck hot women in the back of this car at 150mph?

Depends if you're insisting on driving the car at the same time.
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post Mar 27 2009, 12:19 AM
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This granny wagon has been moved to cool. sad.gif
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post Mar 28 2009, 04:53 AM
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My car is a granny wagon, this could match a C5 Corvette to 60mph and be only narrowly beaten by a 996 Porsche.

That is cool.
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