Great Moments in $2000 Challenge History: `90 Audi 90

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Jun 26, 2019 | $2000 Challenge, Audi | Posted in Features | Never miss an article

With registration for our $2000 challenge presented by CRC Industries now open, we think it's a great time to highlight some previous entrants. 

The builders behind this project believed they’d unveiled a piece of Audi history at our $2000 Challenge back in 2004: the first V8 swap of its kind.

The specifics? They replaced their 1990 Audi 90’s inline-five with the 3.6-liter V8 engine from a 1990 Audi V8, the brand’s flagship at the time.

The swap took four months, the team said, plus another four months spent preparing the rest of the car. Unfortunately, a faulty fuel pump prevented them from giving it more than two-thirds throttle during the competition.

Make your own low-buck memories as the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by CRC Industries returns October 25–26. Visit for details.


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wae SuperDork
6/26/19 7:42 a.m.

Very cool.  Even cooler when properly sorted in timestamp descending order in Latest Topics. :)

AngryCorvair MegaDork
6/26/19 8:54 a.m.

that car sounded sooooooooooo good

Duke MegaDork
6/26/19 8:59 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair :

Audi V8s do sound great, I'll give them that.

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