Audi A4 1.8T UltraSport

Audi 1.8T UltraSport (THUMBNAIL) 1

Introduced in 1994, the Audi A4 has become a staple in the Euro tuning world as a great platform for modifications from mild to wild. Toronto resident Goran H. is no stranger to the brand having picked up this UltaSport-edition a handful of years back for the sole purpose of being a daily driver and nothing more.

For those unaware of the name ‘UltraSport’ refers to, it was a special edition introduced in North America shortly before being replaced by the B7-generation in 2005 . This S4-looking package included an aluminum interior dash trim, accents, and door sills, S-line steering wheel, front and rear lip spoilers, side skirts, and a set of 18-inch RS4 alloy quattro GmbH designed wheels.

Adding to the S4-look, Goran replaced the factory side mirrors with an OEM pair of S4 aluminum mirrors for an even more authentic look. Typical of all Euro-tuners, the car remains mild in the visual department, but with such clean lines who would disagree?

Under the hood, the Audi came with the famously good 1.8-liter turbocharged engine that produces 161bhp. Goran needed a bit more power, especially as he knows speed with his crotch-rocket so a quick order went in to APR for the Stage 1 ECU chip upgrade and diverter valve. MT Motorsport built a custom intake system to help the engine breathe better resulting in power gains good for 244hp!

For rollers, a set of Yokohama Envigor 235/40 tires wrap around the 18-inch RS4 alloy quattro GmbH designed wheels, giving sufficient traction during wet conditions and fun times during the dry.

At back, the de-badged Audi received the S-line lip spoiler coupled with tinted windows for the typical clean Euro look. The only other addition Goran added to the sleek UltraSport are a pair of rainbow chrome AMF decals – is that a sign that AMF is going Euro? Who knows!

Although this Audi doesn’t pack more horsepower than an R8 or roll on $5,000 wheels, it does however look beautiful in its OEM form. Keep in mind that this is a daily driver for Goran, so nothing extreme was planned for this  vehicle despite the slight power-up goods. What do you think of it? Are you a fan? Did you even know that Audi had an UltraSport edition available?

The Specs


Owner:
Goran H
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle:
2004 Audi 1.8T USP (UltraSport)
Horsepower:
244hp
Torque:
316 lb-ft

Exterior


– OEM Audi S4 Aluminum Mirrors
– 6,000k Headlight HID System
– 6,000k Fog lights HID System

Interior


– OEM Audi 1.8T Full Leather Interior with USP Dash Trim

In Car Entertainment


– OEM Audi 1.8T Audio System

Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension


– 18-inch OEM Audi UltraSport Wheels
– Yokohama Envigor 235/40/18
– Koni Suspension

Engine


– Audi 1.8T
– APR Stage 1 ECU Chip
– APR Diverter Valve
– MT Motorsport Custom Intake System

 

Words & Photos: Giancarlo Pawelec

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Published on April 16, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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