Jump to content
DIRT 5 - Chat about the game and get support here. Read more... ×

Audi Quattro

Recommended Posts

I just did historic championship with Audi and it was like a nightmare. The car has normally under-steer and sometimes over-steer and I was never sure what will come. Is it me or the car is different? I felt like I am not the real driver but I tried to stay on a road. It wasn't good experience 😄 What I found it's good to be very subtle with a gas but still the car doesn't react to it too much. I can image big turbo lag but still it was strange. Do you have any tips?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's pretty much how the car is on the default setup. Might be worth adjusting setup to see if it helps – GTR Technical is well-regarded here:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Audi may apparently be the most powerful car in the game, but it also has the most sluggish handling in the class - it's heavy and front-engined which puts it at a disadvantage compared to the opposition

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This car wasn't a success - wheelbase is too short, heavy in front, light at back - this made this monster unpredictable

  • Agree 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, mesa said:

This car wasn't a success - wheelbase is too short, heavy in front, light at back - this made this monster unpredictable

The horrid truth about the quattro! 

  • Agree 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slowing down quite a bit for every corner and bringing the rear-end out slightly is what i did to make it under-steer less. however, I stopped playing it as my preference lies with front engine RWD cars like the BMW E30 and Fiat 131.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the tips. I tried some time trials today and stock is not drivable for me so currently I play with tuning. It looks more promising but after all you are right that the car is probably not the best 😄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With a tuning it's better but far from perfect. After session I tried stock tuning again and I was of track in every corner so tuning helps for sure. Really tricky car.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s not helped by the fact it seems to have the wrong soft lock in this game!! In dirt rally and dirt 4 this car has 720 degrees of rotation yet for some reason on dirt rally 2.0 it has 900 which is wrong according to online stats regarding this car! The same problem applies to the escort and Sierra cosworth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Evo8uk said:

It’s not helped by the fact it seems to have the wrong soft lock in this game!! In dirt rally and dirt 4 this car has 720 degrees of rotation yet for some reason on dirt rally 2.0 it has 900 which is wrong according to online stats regarding this car! The same problem applies to the escort and Sierra cosworth

Folks probably would have ****** and moaned if they gave every car their actual steering lock instead of 900 degrees across the board, so I understand that one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Assetto Corsa, which tend to be pretty accurate in such things, it's 900 degrees. You sure these online stats are right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I tried further tuning and it's even better. Nothing special but against stock tuning it's very different. Currently I wonder what is stock tuning good for. Maybe some tarmac but it's not drivable on gravel at all.

Does game have some in-game telemetry? Because without it it's not tuning but rather guessing 😄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/26/2019 at 12:28 PM, SquirrelEsquire said:

Evil stock tuning. If you've started out with FWD & RWD cars, don't be surprised if your driving goes to **** when moving on to AWD.

Looks like it. I can drive everything good enough for a beginner but I couldn't drive Audi at all so I need to find the reason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the audi would probably beat most times on the leaderboards and world records . the problem is its hard to extract that ultimate performance from it. some people can be very quick in it. the weighty bargy feeling though often brings most people to their demise. :classic_laugh:

it is a great sounding car as well.

if you can master this car not many would touch you in events. many cant so thats why its not normally driven that much.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Johnnnn said:

Looks like it. I can drive everything good enough for a beginner but I couldn't drive Audi at all so I need to find the reason.

I've found the major culprit with 4WD/AWD tends to be related to Centre dif settings. In this case you've got both Viscous dif and Torque bias to contend with, so it's very possible to end up with unpredictable understeer and oversteer simultaneously.

The going advice is to 'tune to your strengths' to make up for lost time, but not every stage has a linear profile. You effectively make the easy sections easier, and the hard sections harder with that approach to tuning. Cars like this magnify the effect of such a tuning bias, and the result tends to be 'Terminal Damage'.

I call it 'The Monte Carlo' effect

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/27/2019 at 3:38 PM, Johnnnn said:

Today I tried further tuning and it's even better. Nothing special but against stock tuning it's very different. Currently I wonder what is stock tuning good for. Maybe some tarmac but it's not drivable on gravel at all.

Does game have some in-game telemetry? Because without it it's not tuning but rather guessing 😄

Mate, would you mind sharing your tuning set up? This car is a pain in the arse lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Audi Quattro : tonly car that is worse to drive than that is the Lancia Delta S4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, RookieOne said:

Audi Quattro : tonly car that is worse to drive than that is the Lancia Delta S4

Err...what?
The Delta S4 is the best car to drive in Group B 4WD.

Well, it always depends on tune.

@BlackiusBirdius

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txv7_l1ZYmo

The update for the remaining 4 locations will come in april (look in the community section of the channel for more info).
Not my channel!
Just using his tunes.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing is that the Delta S4 is more brutal than the Quattro. Not juste because of the tune, but of how the cart react compared to it (while the quattro is hard to drive, I find it to be more stable than the Delta)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, RookieOne said:

The thing is that the Delta S4 is more brutal than the Quattro. Not juste because of the tune, but of how the cart react compared to it (while the quattro is hard to drive, I find it to be more stable than the Delta)

The quattro can have much understeer and I'm usually bad with this.
But I love the car.
The sound gets me everytime I drive it.

The Delta can be very unstable, but I can deal with that better and it doesn't have that huge turbo lag the 205 T16 has, it always gets me, grrr... 😅
Can't much comment on the RS200, because I didn't drive that much with it.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/11/2020 at 9:26 AM, BlackiusBirdius said:

Mate, would you mind sharing your tuning set up? This car is a pain in the arse lol

Sure, it's not a problem. The game doesn't have any telemetry tool which is a shame but it's not possible to tune cars effectively. Many people here know the car better but my problem was probably with ride height. It's too low, like tarmac setup. You should tune springs and dumpers with it but I think I didn't. Then I have trouble to steer with gas so I set max rear diff and still it wasn't enough. I couldn't tune more because without telemetry it's guessing or you need to test it. I don't have time to test too much. I just needed the trophy and it was enough. Some gear tuning could help for a concrete track too. Nothing special and I got it.

Overall, probably no tuning helps enough. Just don't do full gas too often 😄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, UnderclassGDfan said:

Can't much comment on the RS200, because I didn't drive that much with it.

I personally think the RS200 is the best handling Group B car. 

The 205 handles well, but I am forever getting caught out by the turbo lag: when the power comes in it can be a handful! 

The Delta S4 is, for me, the fastest car in class: I find tidy driving gives me my best stage times in it: if I try get too flamboyant I always end up in a tree!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×