"Ah! My favourite Audi, the A2 with the long wheelbase. I don’t know why, because the A1 was almost the same, but for some reason it was the one I liked most. On those fast rallies it was more stable, easier to handle. And more comfortable as well ! You didn’t lose traction so easily and you could have a go without such big risk. It was day and night compared to the other cars. Even the braking, with the four wheels joined together, was less of a problem, less likely to lock up.
But it was always a bit of an understeery machine, with the engine hung out over the front wheels. But I was used to that from Saab - the left-foot braking came in useful to control it.” - Stig Blomqvist, 1984 World Champion