1995 Audi A4 BTCC Super Touring Restoration
The A4 Quattro was incredibly successful, winning championships across Europe – including the 1996 BTCC title on its debut in the series.
Audi A4 Super Tourer was introduced in 1996 for the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) run by Richard Lloyd's Audi Sport UK. The A4 Quattro was driven by Frank Biela and John Bintcliffe. In 1996 Biela won the drivers' championship, while Audi won the manufacturers' championship. The following year, Biela defended his title, and Audi once again won the manufacturers' championship.
The A4 BTCC was also successful in other racing series around the world. By the time the A4 was retired in 1999, it had 15 global drivers’ championship victories to its name, taking seven in 1996 alone in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
The Audi A4 BTCC was powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine that was capable of producing over 300 horsepower. The engine was paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox, which allowed for quick and precise shifting during races but more importantly featured the Quattro four-wheel drive system, which gave it exceptional grip and stability on the track.
Now owned by Progressive Motorsport this restoration is a back burner project that will one day bring this ex-works car back to its full glory. Company Director Dave Ward was crew chief on this Audi Sport UK factory programme back in the 90's.
A complete restoration process is underway. Each and every component will be taken back to its bare state where it will be inspected and evaluated to see what is the best course of action. All load bearing items are crack tested and NDT'd before being restored or re-engineered and rebuilt.
Video of our actual car.