While the United States sadly misses out on many exciting vehicles that enthusiasts in Europe get to enjoy, the 25-year importation rule does mean that buyers can get their hands on some older, but still pretty impressive, machines such as the Audi RS2.
The German car manufacturer produced the car between March 1994 and July 1995 with the help of Porsche. The RS2 was based on the Audi 80 Avant of the day and was also the company’s first ‘RS’ model.
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The RS2 is powered by a turbocharged inline-five-cylinder pumping out 311 hp at 6,500 rpm and 302 lb-ft (410 Nm) of torque at 3,000 rpm. This engine was based on a existing five-cylinder, to which Audi made a number of significant alterations including the fitment of a larger turbocharger, a heavy-duty intercooler, higher-flow fuel injectors, a newly designed camshaft, and a bespoke exhaust system.
According to the manufacturer, the RS2 can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 4.8 seconds and continue through to an electronically limited top speed of 163 mph (262 km/h).
The stunning blue example featured in the video was only recently imported into the country. Interestingly, it is the second RS2 owned by the same person and, with fewer than 3,000 examples produced worldwide, it has all the makings of a collectible, especially in the United States where there is probably just a handful around.