Convincing Audi Quattro S1 replica is actually three Audis smashed together

  • Someone created a matching replica of the Audi Quattro S1
  • It’s actually three Audis smashed together
  • Most parts were from an Audi RS3

Published on Jul 02, 2024 at 2:56 PM (UTC+4)
by Siddharth Dudeja

Last updated on Jul 03, 2024 at 11:35 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The Audi Quattro S1 holds a special place in rally motorsport history — from having won several titles to being driven by legendary drivers, it has seen much — but its road-legal variant costs a lot even today — and someone didn’t want to spend all that money, so built one themselves by combining three different Audis.

Yes, you heard that right — this custom Audi Sport replica is certainly convincing, and the inclusion of three Audis might be the reason.

It’s a classic case of ‘Fine, I’ll do it myself’ and doesn’t leave anyone in doubt.

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Custom-made Audi Quattro S1 Replica

As discovered by The Drive, it was created by Polish tuning shop Dytko Motorsports and features some unique perks tailor-made for Austrian Paralympian and racer Reini Sampl.

The replica doesn’t just look like the real thing but also apparently drives like one.

Sampl reportedly took the custom-made rally racer out for some fun, hit the race track, and put it through some extreme conditions.

But how did Dytko’s team create this compelling beauty?

Well, they used bits of three Audi models and put them all together.

Combining parts from different cars certainly isn’t an easy task — and using them to create a new car takes it to the next level.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen a convincing replica, just like this Mercedes G63, which is actually a Mitsubishi.

Harvesting the donor cars

The culprits involved here include an Audi RS3, a B2-generation Audi Coupe, and an Audi 80.

If Audi’s complex naming system has you wondering, fret not — the German automaker is on track to fix it.

Similarly, the RS3’s chassis is now the Audi Quattro S1 replica’s base, with other hardware installed from the other the other two.

This might seem interesting if you like working your head around hotfixes like these.

It gets the power parts from the RS3 itself — including the engine, transmission, brakes, and electronics.

While the steering and dash from a recent RS3 might look like an abomination for a decades-old rally race car, it’s there because it works.

All electronic components on modern cars are proprietary, so you can’t just ‘plug and play’ anything you find.

Since it was custom-made for Sampl, the replica features hand-driving controls and a hydraulic handbrake.

Now, it’s not as appealing as a modern-day E-Tron GT, but this is a nostalgia project.

In the end, it’s three Audis stacked together, with the RS3 lifting the heavyweights.

However, it’s hard to argue that it doesn’t look like it, and that’s the best you’re going to get on a budget.

The Quattro S1 body kit makes it look like the real thing, but it’s enough to at least give you a feel of the original.

# Tags - Audi, Cars, DIY, Replica


Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth is a tech nerd with a secret love of all things cars. He has been writing for a few years now, and on his free time you would find him gaming when he's not procrastinating.