Rare and desirable, this 1983 Audi Sport Coupe GT is a one-of-a-kind treasure. With production limited to just 2,500 units, this automobile is certain to attract attention. As a vintage sports vehicle, it is in excellent shape and has been well-maintained, making it an excellent option. Back in 1980, Audi created the Coupe range of vehicles as a fun and fast alternative to the rear-wheel-drive sports cars that were then dominating the market.
The basis for the Coupe was the same as that used for the rest of Audi’s 80 series, and it was available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The powerful Audi Sport Quattro rally car, developed by the German automaker in this power range, won the World Rally Championship at the start of the 1980s, establishing the supremacy of all-wheel drive on slippery conditions.
Giugiaro envisioned the Coupe with straight lines and angular angles as a reaction to the rounded panels and waved curves popular in the 1970s. There were either four narrow headlights or two broader ones in the front of the Coupe, depending on the model. Above the rounded plastic bumper and the turn signals located on the bumper’s corners, a vertical black plastic grille stood flat. The car’s wide, but short and tall, trunk lid didn’t line up with the opening of the slanted back window.
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Five adults could fit comfortably within, with the middle one having to navigate the tunnel. Height was a customizable feature on the front sport bucket seats. The gauges on the dashboard varied in size depending on the vehicle’s engine and trim package, with the two largest being the speedometer and tachometer. The oil pressure, temperature, and charging status were all displayed on a separate set of three gauges mounted on the center stack.
Audi offered a selection of engines ranging in size from 1.6 to 2.2 liters. The manufacturer provided either fuel-injected or carbureted motors, depending on the model. Five-speed manual and three-speed automatic transmissions were both available. Audi started offering all-wheel drive on select models beginning in 1983.
There was a 2.2L turbocharged inline-5 engine and a 5-speed manual transmission in the high-performance 1983 Audi Sport Coupe GT. Its top speed was limited to 150 mph, but it could sprint from zero to sixty in 6.7 seconds. Sport Coupe GTs were also renowned for their sturdy builds and plush cabins.
I regret that I do not have the time to repair this really uncommon vehicle. Two-door, front-wheel-drive (5-cylinder), manual transmission. A fire broke out in the engine bay while the vehicle was in operation because of faulty injector clips. Be needs maintenance. And while it’s no Quattro or turbo, it’s still fairly cool.
This 1983 Audi Sport Coupe GT is a great example of the brand’s heritage and is worth a look if you enjoy vintage automobiles. It’s a stunning automobile that would look fantastic in any collection. Not only that, but it’s up for grabs; act quickly if you want it!