Group S and the ‘secret’ Audi prototype.

i saw this post on Motoring Con Brio showing the Lancia Delta ECV2 Group S rally prototype, developed for the days following the ban of the legendary Group B rally class.

Lancia Delta ESV2:

here’s the fascinating story of Audi’s ‘secret’ Group S prototype….a car even Audi/VW board members didn’t want to happen…..a mid engined, 1000hp rocketship, which obviously never made it to any form of completion due to regulatory changes in rally.  Enlarge these photos to read the fascinating story of the Group S ‘secret’ Quattro.

credit for the scans go to the S2 forum by a lad named “HPmuirt”:

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21 thoughts on “Group S and the ‘secret’ Audi prototype.

  1. most poignant line:

    Röhrl’s feet never got to dance on these pedals..

    se triste.

  2. e says:

    Is Lancia ECV2, not ESV2 (is also written on the side of the car!) ;)

  3. Automobiliac says:

    That thing is fugly. I would take a Lancia 037 over that ANY DAY of the year.

  4. Automobiliac says:

    Syed, it’s ALWAYS about the looks in my book.

    • Darrell says:

      You’re kidding, right? Clearly the audi featured in the articles is the better looking machine, even in its embryonic stage. It makes the Lancia in the first pic kind of look like it was designed by Playmobil.

  5. Tuvie says:

    if this is audi secret prototype, it doesn’t look good.

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