This is what happens when Bengala starts doing hot hatches. We approve.

Let’s be honest, this rally Audi A1 Quattro would be welcomed with open arms in the modern-day. Ever since rally Group B died a controversial death after many accidents and the Lancia favoring by the Italian officials, a bleeding hole has been left in the hearts of petrol heads. Group B was known for it’s high-tech, insanely quick machines that can still compete with current hyper cars.

FIA created the relatively rule-free Group B in 1982. No homologation models were required and no restrictions existed in terms of turbo-boost or displacement. Models like the Ford RS200 were allowed to push 800 horsepower from their 2.2 liter engines, making it hit a hundred KPH in 2.1 seconds on freaking gravel. All this was before any electronic stability systems found their way to these cars.

Bengala Quattro B

So why this render? As a hommage really and frankly because it’s damn cool. Bengala Automotive Design may be know from their Rolls program, but we asked them to dream up a rally Audi A1 Quattro just like it would be when Group B was still alive. Luke’s Audi A1 Quattro. And so they did.