Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ur-Nightmare: Audi quattro convertible

. Thursday, December 30, 2010

We've witnessed our share of horrendous body kits, tuners gone wild and even all four installments of The Fast and the Furious. This however, might reign supreme in a special four-ringed section of tuner hell. Fellow Quattroholics, brace yourselves. What you're about to see cannot be unseen. Behold, the elusive, Audi Ur-quattro convertible.

First off, no, this is not a production car. According to the vehicle's listing, this 1985 Audi quattro was customized by a now defunct (wonder why?), 1980's era tuning firm named Treser. Complete with wide body kit, finned rocker panels, deep dish BBS wheels and a folding hard top, this Audi Ur-quattro convertible embodies all that was wrong with 1980's tuning. On a positive note though, it does have 340 horsepower.

But of course, viewing this car as a sacrilege of the mighty Ur-quattro is just our opinion. After all, it was the 80's, I thought neon colored clothing and Flock of Seagulls was cool back then. If you're interested, the car is for sale in Germany for 56,700 Euros (roughly $75,000).

Original listing at Autoscout24 (Netherlands)