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When A Porsche 911 Nearly Beat An Audi Quattro

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By 1981, the Porsche 911 just wasn't a particularly competitive rally car. It had a lot of power, but rough stages made it extremely hard work.

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The great Walter Röhrl, however, did manage to get victory within his sights in this SC at the Italian (pavement-heavy) round of the '81 World Rally Championship, but it broke a driveshaft and Michele Mouton won the even in a Quattro.

You can watch him go by at the start of these two clips of the event.

Röhrl might not have won, but he may well have had the best-sounding car at the event.

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Only RWD car to beat the Quattro. Suck it Porsche.