Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Dream Cars For Bargain Money -

MUR­RAY SCUL­LION Audi’s UR quat­tro is a master­piece. Mo­tor sport fans like me are mes­merised by its his­tory and off­beat five-cylin­der wail – and £25k ask­ing price. The TT, on the other hand, might not sound as good, but it ticks a lot of the boxes for a lot less money.

Sim­ple man maths in­di­cates that good ones can be had for be­tween £2000 and £5000. The 1.8-litre turbo kicks out 221bhp, and it has four-wheel drive. That’s a lot of bang, blow and turbo whoosh for the money. The engine is a mere four-cylin­der unit and lacks the charm of the orig­i­nal quat­tro’s five-cylin­der, but, if you’re feel­ing brave the TT also comes in 3.2-litre V6 flavour.

If an UR is just a pipe dream at the mo­ment, a TT is sur­pris­ingly sim­i­lar on paper, at about one tenth of the price.

AUDI QUATTROENGINE 2226cc/5-cyl/ DOHC POWER 220bhp@5900rpm TORQUE 228lb ft@1950rpm MAX­I­MUM SPEED 141mph 0-60MPH 6.3sec FUEL CON­SUMP­TION 16-22mpg TRANS­MIS­SION 4WD, five-speed manual WHAT TO PAY CON­COURS £25k, GOOD £20k, US­ABLE £9k, PROJECT £5k AUDI TT ENGINE 1781cc/4-cyl/DOHC POWER 221bhp@5900rpm TORQUE 207lb ft@2200rpm MAX­I­MUM SPEED 151mph 0-60MPH 6.6sec FUEL CON­SUMP­TION 25-31mpg TRANMISSION 4WD, six-speed manual WHAT TO PAY CON­COURS £7.5K, GOOD £5k, US­ABLE £2k, PROJECT £500

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