Audi owes much of its current reputation for rugged sportiness to its legendary prowess in rally racing beginning in the late ’70s.

All part of the marque’s rather clunky motto Vorsprung durch Technik, or “advancement through technology.”

One of its earliest successes was this 1979 Audi 80, which made an impressive showing in a number of European and World Rally Championship races.

What really wowed the crowds, however, was the matching van and jumpsuit…