1981 Audi Coupé GT Tourenwagen G2
The Audi Coupé GT 5E from 1984 is also a B series car, the 1981 Audi Coupé GT Group 2 Touring Car entry. When the Motorsport department had just been established, and was heavily involved in rallying with cars featuring the brand new quattro driveline, circuit racing was left largely in the hands of private entrants, who were provided with factory support in European Touring Car championships. The new Audi Coupé GT first appeared on the starting grid in the 1981 season: the 225-bhp competition version was the world’s most powerful front-wheel-drive car at that time. Its overall win in Zolder, driven by Willi Bergmeister and Peter Seikel, was Audi’s first in a European Championship event. The featured image is the actual car driven by Peter Seikel.