The Reboot

If you can’t find inspiration, it will find you. The Audi Gods weren’t happy when I toyed with the notion of breaking the T44-monotony and moving into something non-Audi for a change. So they sent a T85 to keep me occupied. Cue the backstory.


1985 Audi 4000S quattro (Production 4/85)

2.2L I5 (JT) | 5-Speed Manual (016)

Tornado Red | Brasil Brown Savoy Velour

MSRP: $18,610

Dealer: Porsche/Audi of Avon (Route 44 Volkswagen, Inc.) Avon, CT (Defunct)

Factory Options: Trip Information Computer, Power Sunroof (Tilt & Slide)

Name Origin: Nordic – foreigner, stranger. After 12 Type 44s, Erlend is our first small-chassis vehicle.