Audi Sport Quattro Concept is a 700-HP Hybrid

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by V8stangman, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. #1 V8stangman, Sep 4, 2013
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    Audi has pulled the official wraps off its new Sport Quattro Concept, which will be debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker is understandably keen to draw inspiration from its classic Quattro line of automobiles, specifically the original Ur-Quattro from 1980 and the short-wheelbase Sport Quattro that took part in rally racing and set a record at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1987. A massive dose of modernity comes courtesy of its 700-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain.

    There is a clear link in the styling of the Sport Quattro Concept to Quattro coupes of the past, from the large flat surfaces that make up its C pillars to the blisters over the fenders and the basic headlamp shape (equipped as they are with Audi's Matrix LED technology). Pay special attention to the car's grille, which introduces a slightly new design language that is expected to be seen in the next generation of Audi's mainstream production models.

    The interior of the Sport Quattro Concept is a refreshing departure from Audi's admittedly attractive and useable design, with sharp lines and lots of visible carbon fiber. There are seats for four occupants inside, along with a comparatively generous cargo area measuring 300 litres (10.59 cubic feet).

    Underhood sits a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission to all four wheels with assistance from a disk-shaped electric motor and liquid-cooled, 14.1 kWh lithium ion battery pack. Power comes in at 700 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, and, of course, it's sent to all four wheels. According to Audi, the Sport Quattro Concept can travel 50 kilometres (over 30 miles) on electricity alone, and it can accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph).
  2. the other one was like....more desirable.

    this one seems a little too upscale to properly be thrashed.

    that said, they should definitely use the rear end styling for their new cars.
  3. Audi Camaro Hybrid
  4. I like it. Glad they didn't go with a coupe back.
  5. thats sexy as #$%#
  7. The previous Quattro concept was better looking

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