Walter Rohrl

  • Walter Röhrl crash in a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

    For most Porsche fans, Walter Röhrl is instantly recognizable as the man vital to the development of some of the sports car marque’s greatest models. The rally legend, now 68, is currently the brand’s ambassador and key test driver. Recently, he was behind the wheel of Porsche’s flagship supercar, the 918 Spyder, at Germany’s Sachsenring race track. As this video from Auto Bild reveals, Röhrl loses traction at the top of a hill and the 918 Spyder then begins to slide. He manages to straighten the car but eventually comes into contact with a barrier. MORE...

  • Walter Röhrl in the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
    Walter Röhrl Wrings Out The Porsche Cayman GT4 At The Track: Video

    The Porsche Cayman GT4 is one of the purest sports cars money can buy. With naturally aspirated power, a conventional six-speed manual transmission and a mid-engine body, the Cayman GT4 is a rare sight in a world where turbocharging, hybrid technology and automated transmissions are diluting the...

  • Röhrl and Ekstrom test the Audi S1 EKS RX and Audi Sport Quattro
    Walter Röhrl, Mattias Ekstrom Thrash Rallycross Audi S1, Ur-Quattro: Video

    If you need any more reason to watch the video above than Walter Röhrl and a pair of 600-hp Audi rally cars, you might want to reassess your life. DON'T MISS: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Runs 1/4-Mile On Performance Data Recorder: Video Also joining the fun, piloting the Audi S1 EKS RX, rallycross...

  • Walter Röhrl and his Audi Sport quattro S1.
    Walter Röhrl Cancels Pikes Peak Entry

    The Colorado wildfires that postponed the 2012 running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb destroyed 600 homes, scorched huge swaths of forest, and generally caused mayhem. For fans of rally there's another loss to tally: Walter Röhrl has canceled his planned entry in the Audi Sport...

  • Walter Röhrl and his Audi Sport quattro S1.
    Walter Röhrl Returns To Challenge Pikes Peak

    In 1987, Walter Röhrl climbed behind the wheel of an Audi Sport quattro S1 on the unpaved road to the summit of Pike’s Peak. From the time Röhrl launched the car on the gravel road, until he broke the beam at the summit, just 10 minutes and 48 seconds elapsed. No driver before or...

  • 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS
    Walter Röhrl Takes The Porsche Panamera GTS To Ascari: Video

    Porsche brand ambassador and test driver Walter Röhrl has taken the new 2013 Panamera GTS for a hot-lap around the Ascari race track near Ronda, in southern Spain. Filmed from a dash-mounted camera, this new video gives us a clear view of the action as the racing legend carves up the track in...

  • Walter Röhrl and his Audi Sport quattro S1.

    The July 11 marks the 20th anniversary of Walter Röhrl’s victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in his Audi Sport quattro S1. Röhrl, now an official Porsche test driver, was rally world champion in 1980 and 1982 and didn’t join the Audi team until 1984. Of the many victories that would soon follow, the 1987 win at Colorado’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb was one of the most memorable. Following Audi’s withdrawal from the World Rally Championship in the previous year, the success marked the beginning of quattro technology filtering across the production...

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