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It is, without doubt, the most popular car in Australian rallying at the present time. Spectators love it, photographers scramble for the best photo of it, and fellow competitors all want one. Even once-a-year fans are gobsmacked when they see the car blast into view.

Mal Keough's awesome Quattro S1. (Photo: Ivan Glavas)The Audi Quattro S1 is perhaps the most incredible rally car ever built, and is the star pupil in the Group B class of 1985 and 1986, despite never reaching its full potential.

So when Coffs Harbour’s Mal Keough unveiled his S1 replica at Rally Australia in 2014 it all seemed too good to be true. Surely this was a sheep in wolf’s clothing. Surely this wasn’t a REAL Quattro.

As we discovered, sometimes seeing IS believing.

Read the full story in the October 2016 issue of RallySport Magazine, available HERE.

- Peter Whitten

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