Ajax, Ontario – An authentic Audi Quattro coupe has been announced as an entrant in the 2008 Targa Newfoundland, to celebrate the anniversary of the four-wheel drive technology and its entry into motorsport in the 1980s. The car will compete in the Open Division of the Targa competition.

Sponsored by Audi Canada and Sirius Canada, and piloted by six-time Canadian and four-time North American rally champion Frank Sprongl, the 1983 Audi coupe will carry the 1980s colours.

“Next year, Audi will celebrate its 100-year anniversary,” said Diego Ramos, Executive Vice President of Audi Canada. “This year we are celebrating a new Audi facility in St. John’s. What better way to start the celebrations early than supporting a great Canadian champion with a historically significant rally car racing in the equally unique Targa Newfoundland. This is a rare opportunity for fans to actually see and hear a Group B rally car.”

Targa Newfoundland starts September 13 in St. John’s and concludes on September 20. For more information, visit Targa Newfoundland.

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