The World’s Fastest Sedan: 260MPH in a 1992 Audi S4

We recently travelled to the Bonneville Salt Flats outside of Salt Lake City along with our friends from eGarage to document Jeff Gerner’s attempt at breaking the world record.  He gave it a great effort last year, but came up short on his back up attempt. This year he showed up to the Salt Flats with a renewed excitement and nearly 1100 all wheel horsepower to give it another try. We were very honored to be there in person this year to witness it in person and attempt to capture his story.

For those that don’t know much about Bonneville, it one of the largest and flattest naturally made surfaces on the earth. It has become a place of folklore and automotive fairy tales that has seen some amazing feats over the years. Many people have perished in their pursuit of speed here. That is why many call it “hallowed ground”. Visiting Bonneville has become a standard item on the bucket list for most car enthusiasts. If you haven’t seen the movie highlight the cult of speed at Bonneville, “The World’s Fastest Indian,” I highly recommend it. 

Jeff Gerner is a special person. He is the owner of Four Rings Performance in Missouri, and he and his shop built this amazing Audi. He is the type of individual that makes Bonneville what it is, an almost spiritual place. People from all walks of life, and all automotive passions converge on an otherwise desolate salt covered desert to pursue a shared love of speed. 

This video documentary shares the story of Jeff Gerner and his quest to have the world’s fastest sedan. Did he pick a new M5? Or a Porsche Panamera? No, he picked a 20 year old Audi S4.  Not just any S4, it is a “ur S4” which has the highly venomous 5cylinder turbo which he has highly modified to have nearly 1100 all wheel horsepower. The best part of this car is that Jeff built it himself. His story is the epitome of the pursuit of speed. We hope you enjoy it.

Feature Video

World’s Fastest Audi PART 1 from eGarage on Vimeo.

Detailed Video of just the run

World’s Fastest Audi PART 2 from eGarage on Vimeo.

If you have questions for Jeff, you can ask him in our S4/S6 forum: 

http://forums.quattroworld.com/s4s6/msgs/197798.phtml

Jeff would like to thank the following sponsors:

Four Ring Performance Engineering wishes to thank the following sponsors for their exceptional products and services:
 
Supertech Performance – Valves, Valve Springs and Cam Followers
 
Pauter Machine – Connecting Rods
 
Wiseco Pistons – Custom Racing Pistons 
 
PolyDyn Coatings – Ceramic Engine Coatings
 
Peterson Fluid Systems – Dry Sump Pumps
 
Ati Super Damper – Crank Shaft Damper
 
Total Seal Piston Rings – Gap-less Piston Rings
 
034 Motorsports – Engine Management, Ign Coils, Racing Clutch, Data Acquisition
 
Apikol Performance Automotive Components – Engine Mapping and Tuning
 
QuattroWorld.com – Official Audi enthusiast site of FRP
 
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16 Responses to “The World’s Fastest Sedan: 260MPH in a 1992 Audi S4”


  1. 1 John

    Awesome performance! Read the article after last year’s attempt, now it’s official. Good job!

  2. 2 Zachariah

    Tremendous effort, with that bulletproof 5-cylinder turbo! Bravo, Jeff….much deep RESPECT!

    Who said Audis are dated???

  3. 3 Erik

    Awesome! I really enjoyed watching this video clip. What is the name of the song in the video?

    Thanks!

  4. 4 Pamela Bayless

    Awesome! You should be soooo happy! What a great day for you and Linda.

  5. 5 Peter Berrevoets

    Thank-you for proving once again that I’m not crazy and Audi still reigns! Fabulous accomplishment, looking forward to finding out how you did it and what to look out for in making these engines perform. Conratulations!! On my bucket list to do somehow, someday, sooner than later

  6. 6 Jeff Gerner

    Thanks to all of you fellow Audiphiles out there – we certainly are a brother (and sister) hood!

    We will be getting the signed poster out soon through QW and Josh will be posting a comprehensive build / tech article in the near future. There will be no secrets.

    Thanks again to everyone foryour support!

  7. 7 DB

    Smokin Fast – Proves you don’t need cubic inches to generate mongo horsepower. Makes my 93 urS4 look slow.

  8. 8 AudiSportFan

    Great job guy, brilliant coverage.

    Congratulations to Mr. Gerner, very emotional. You’re the fastest Audi driver on earth :)

  9. 9 Lou Springer

    Congrats Jeff, you said you would do and you did; one heck of a accomplishment, you ARE the fastest man on the planet in a Sedan. WOW!

  10. 10 Quatroad

    Brings tears to my eyes. What an awesome accomplishment and inspiration. Kudos to you and Linda. Fantastiche!

  11. 11 EricS5

    Mr. Gerner,

    Well done! Not only did the video and your accomplishment give us the chills; it also brought tears to our eyes and made us even prouder to be part of the Audi performance family.

    Congratulations to you, your wife and the rest of the team at Four Rings Performance.

    Eric and Jana

  12. 12 plasare anunturi gratis Romania

    Helpful info. Lucky me I found your site accidentally, and I am surprised why this twist of fate didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  13. 13 Britt Grannis

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing, and great driving skills there at the chute opening. I ran a VW Ghia at WOS this year and ran 156 mph in the 150 club. Last year we ran 139 mph in the 130 mph club. Same engine both runs but the goal is to break the 200 mph barrier so 270 hp NA won’t cut it. I’m hoping 550 Hp will get us close, but speed costs $$ as you well know. Again thanks for sharing with us VW guys.

  14. 14 Keva Defonce

    Is Black Ice one of the DLC you speak of?

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