Audi RS2 Avant
Despite the looks of the old, early ’90s Audi station wagons, the RS2 Avant is a serious performance machine. It could destroy almost anything, and not only in a boulevard drag race, but on the race track, as well. Under the dull, unassuming body lies some serious rally technology with exceptional performance. The RS2 was the first in a long line of Audi performance station wagons. Audi brought consumers those supercars with long roofs like the RS6.
However, the RS2 is where it all started. Audi engineers took the famous, inline five-cylinder turbo engine with 2.2-liters and 315 HP and put it in the most uninspiring body style they could find – the station wagon. They also added Quattro all-wheel drive magic and a manual transmission. Finally, they sent it all to Porsche for a precision final assembly.
The result was the RS2, with a 4.8 second time to go from 0 to 60 mph. It had divine road holding in its early ’90s form. Unfortunately, the production was limited, so if you see one of these cars at the stoplight, you know it will leave you in the dust.