Are you car shopping for a special gearhead this holiday? Forget about new, they'll just complain about depreciation. And don't get something too flashy, they won't like the attention. You want to find something unique, but still has serious performance credentials. You want a Sport Quattro.
In 1984, Stig Blomqvist won the Rallye Côte d'Ivoire in the Audi Sport Quattro, driving mostly sideways. In 2011, Audi reps allowed me to nurse a road-going version, wheels forward, around a private racetrack. Blomqvist may have had more fun, but my heart was nonetheless attempting to burst through my chest.