Former rally champion, and current Porsche ace test driver, Walther Rohrl will get behind the wheels of the Audi Sport quattro S1 in 2012 Pikes Peak, 25 years after he set a record that still stands today. This is one of the greatest reunions in the history of motorsport, ever. Both the car and the driver are legends.
Warming up for the Pikes Peak event in Colorado, USA, Audi and Rohrl attended the Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany, where the S1 Quattro is on display and Walter at hand for autograph sessions.
25 years ago Walter Rohrl and the 600hp Monster set a record of 10 minutes and 48 seconds for climbing the notorious hill. That record will never be beaten, seeing as Walter did it on unpaved dirt road. The Pike Peak is now almost entirely paved. Still, it’s quite exciting to see how Walter will get on tarmac. And don’t think because he’s old now he’s not fast. He can still cut it.
As an added bonus, check out Herr. Rohrl driving the new Porsche Boxster on a former special stage of the Rally Monte Carlo, reminiscing about the good old days.