In the fall of 2010, Audi presented the Quattro Concept coupe based on the RS5 model at the Paris Motor Show, and the Ingolstadt-based automaker showed the Audi Sport Quattro Concept two-door at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
What changed ? Outwardly, the new conceptual development is a logical continuation of the previous one. The design of the model largely overlaps with the concept of three years ago, and among the differences can be noted a more aggressive front end with a splitter, large side air intakes and a different radiator grille. There are also vents on the sidewalls in the front fenders.
In addition, the new Audi Sport Quattro Concept turned out to be slightly larger than the previous one and is comparable in size to the Audi A4 sedan. The length of the compartment is 4,602 mm (wheelbase is 2 784), width is 1 964, height is 1 386.
The Sport prefix appeared in the model name for a reason. If the previous Audi Quattro concept had an engine with a capacity of 402 hp, then a hybrid power plant with a return of 691 “horses” is installed here. It includes a 560-horsepower 4.0-liter petrol V8 twin-turbo, an eight-speed automatic transmission, an electric motor located between them with a return of 150 “horses” (400 Nm) and a set of lithium-ion batteries.
The Audi Sport Quattro Concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 305 km / h. At the same time, the average fuel consumption of the concept in the combined cycle is declared at the level of only 2.5 liters per hundred kilometers. The function of deactivating half of the cylinders on the internal combustion engine and the start / stop system help to save gasoline. In addition, the coupe can travel up to 50 kilometers exclusively on electric traction.
Salon Audi Sport Quatro differs from the previous concept, but continues to develop the theme of minimalism. There is practically no central console here, and not only the display of traditional data, but also a picture from the navigation system, multimedia and much more can be displayed on the electronic instrument panel.
At the end of 2013, it became known that the manufacturer plans to launch this model into mass production, however, this will not happen until 2015. At the same time, the car will be built on a shortened platform of the A6 sedan and will receive a conventional 2.5-liter gasoline turbo engine from the RS crossover. Q3, but boosted from 310 to about 360 strength.
The publication Auto Motor und Sport reports that the serial version of the Audi Sport Quattro will receive all-wheel drive, and in its design will find the use of carbon, due to which the mass of the model is planned to be kept within 1,300 kg.