The Audi 200 quattro was homologated in group A on January 1st, 1987 with Nr. A-5316. After group B was banned at the end of 1986 this model was the choice of Audi Sport for the World Rally Championship in 1987. A total of 12 cars were assembled by Audi Sport and got the Matter numbers RL 0 up to RL 11. This vehicle carries the Matter number RL 8 and was registered for the first time on 12th May 1987 for the factory with license plate IN – YV 75. With this vehicle, the Audi factory driver Hannu Mikkola contested together with co-driver Arne Hertz at the Acropolis Rally from 31st May to 3rd June 1987 his 100th World Championship rally. With 2 fastest times and 3rd place overall, they achieved the last WRC points for the official Audi Sport works team in the World Rally Championship until today. During the Finland Rally in August 1987 this Audi served for Mikkola / Hertz as a recce car. Finland Rally was the last event for the official Audi Sport team as a factory entry.
After a thorough preparation the car was sold on February 15th, 1988 to Austria and later registered with license plate L 33.366 for MIG Linz. Until end of 1989 season Georg Fischer drove with co-driver Thomas Zeltner and this Audi numerous events in the Austrian, European and World Championships. The best results were in the WRC each with 4th places at the Olympus Rally 1988, Rally Portugal and Argentina Rally 1989. In the European Championship a podium was achieved in Saturnus Rally 1989 (3rd). In the Austrian Championship there were numerous podiums and on year end the runner-up in the ARC 1989. In November 1989 this team also accomplished 2nd place in his last event with this Audi 200 quattro in the Himalayan Rally in India.
For the first run of the season of the World Rally Championship in 1989, the Swedish Rally, the Quattro was rented by the Swedish importer VAG Sweden. Stig Blomqvist/Benny Melander achieved with starting no. 1 despite misfire 5th place.
1990 and 91 this Audi served only as a reserve car for Georg Fischer and Thomas Zeltner with the new built Audi 200 from Schmidt Racing in Vienna with the same license plate.
End of 1991 Raphael Sperrer / Ernst Loidl started with 2 exotic rallies in Africa: Dubai International Rally 1991 ended with 6th place and in Castrol Rally 1992 in South Africa they finished on 8th place. Thus this car was already on 4 continents in rally use. On December 2nd, 1994 it was sold to Sperrer Motor Sports and registered on Sept. 15th, 1995 with the Austrian plate KI – 496J to serve as zero car on ARBÖ Mobil Rallye Aspang for Walter Röhrl / Harald Sperrer some days later. In May 2007, it was sold to a German collector in Bavaria. He sold it in 2013 to the current owner. 1st event after another renovation was the Lavanttal-Rallye 2014 in Austria with Stig Blomqvist 25 years after his Rally Sweden drive.
Engine: Turbo charged 5-cylinder with 10 valves
Displacement: 2,144 cm³ (x turbo factor of 1.4 = 3,002 cm³)
Power: 175 kW (238 HP) at 6,000 rpm
Fuel system: Bosch KA- Jetronic
Max torque : 330 Nm at 4,000 rpm
Power Transfer: Permanent all-wheel drive
Transmission: Fully synchronized 6 -speed manual gearbox
LSD: Limited slip viscous coupling on front
Self-locking Torsen with torque split on centre
Limited slip friction plate differential on rear
Kerb Weight: Minimum weight in group A 1,230 kg, in reality 1,275 kg
Fuel tank: 80 liters
Brakes: Ventilated discs front 330 mm, rear 280 mm
Wheels: 195 x 16 for gravel
23/62 x 16 for tarmac