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Audi unveils the legendary Quattro’s successor at the 2013 IAA

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Audi Sport quattro concept

Ever since Audi first introduced the Quattro Concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show we were anticipating an official confirmation that the legendary Quattro coupe is back. Up until now many rumours were circulating the web, others suggesting that the project is cancelled and others saying that there is still hope in Audi producing a true Quattro coupe. Today Audi unveiled the Sport quattro concept, “the original Quattro’s legitimate successor” by the company’s words. Is it a concept preview of what will soon be a production car? We tend to think that way, as the tons of technical details on the concept’s drivetrain suggest.

First of all, as per the latest trend, the Sport quattro concept is a plug-in hybrid. Under the hood lies the 4.0 TFSI, a four-liter, twin-turbo V8 that produces 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm (516.29 lb-ft) of torque. It comes with a cylinder on demand (COD) system, which deactivates four cylinders under part load, and a start-stop system. Between the 4.0 TFSI and the transmission is found a disc-shaped electric motor producing 110 kW and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft) that draws its traction energy from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the rear with a capacity of 14.1 kWh. The total combined power output is 515 kW (700 hp) and 800 Nm (590.05 lb-ft) of torque, transferred to all four wheels through a modified eight-speed tiptronic to the quattro powertrain, which features a sport differential on the rear axle.

The average fuel consumption is at 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.09 US mpg), with a CO2 equivalent of 59 grams per kilometer (94.95 g/mile). As far as performance is concerned, the Audi Sport quattro concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.7 seconds, while the top speed is at 305 km/h (189.52 mph). In EV mode, only the electric motor is active, good for a peak electric output of 110 kW and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft) of torque. With the batteries fully charged, the Audi Sport quattro concept can cover up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles) on electric power alone.

Moving on, the Audi Sport quattro concept comes with a unique and quite distinctive design, that combines the DNA of the Ur-quattro with modern details, such as the Audi Matrix LED headlights, comprised of numerous individual diodes, the “blisters” above the fenders. The new single-frame grill is a further evolution of Audi’s design language. Its lower section is virtually vertical; the upper section follows the line of the engine hood. The interior is focused on the driver, with all controls, such as the digital instrument cluster and HUD, in the direct field of view. The attention to details is magnificent, as is the targeted use of CFRP parts for the body, which consists of ultra-high-strength steel panels and cast aluminum structural elements. Despite the doors and fenders being made of aluminum, and the roof, the engine hood and the rear hatch of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, the curb weight including the battery pack comes at 1,850 kilograms (4,078.55 lb).

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  • Design bosses at Audi reveal what the new Audi Quattro could entail


    The reborn Audi Quattro could make production, but bosses haven’t decided whether it’ll be based on the Sport Quattro concept from the Frankfurt Motor Show or the original Quattro concept from the 2010 Paris show.
    Frankfurt Motor Show 2013
    According to Wolfgang Egger, head of Audi design, both are possible: "With every design concept we do we are thinking about everything becoming reality”. Referring to the concepts Egger said: “We have done one (designed for MQB platform) and now we have done the other (on larger MLB platform) so now we need to make a decision.”
    Both used wildly different powertrains, with the original car powered by the 2.5-litre turbocharged engine from the TT RS. The Sport Quattro uses a 552bhp twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 from the RS6, combined with a 147bhp electric motor.
    Whatever happens Egger said that the Sport Quattro will influence the next-generation of Audi sports cars. According to Egger we should look out for “the C-pillar, the sexy blisters on the wheelarches and the interesting front”.
    Element of the interior, too, will be used in future Audis. Egger said: “We wanted to clean up the interior by removing buttons and functions. It is a complete reduction, designed to make it feel lightweight.”


    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/66007/new-audi-quattro-could-make-production

  • That interior is remarkably production ready. Digging the dial options.

  • mini_cooper4

    Change the lights for the production version, give some other color and rim choices and you have a stunning machine!
    It's still a heavy pig tho :(

    Exactly. That should be the biggest change.

    And of course, those lights are hideous. Give them back to BMW!

  • Change the lights for the production version, give some other color and rim choices and you have a stunning machine!
    It's still a heavy pig tho :(

  • It's a crying shame that Audi hadn't done something different with this concept and instead of the conventional quattro system used they could have used the engine to power only the rear wheels and used the electric motors to solely power the front. What this would have allowed is the engine to be mounted further back improving weight distribution and since most of the total power would remain at the rear it would feel like a rear wheel driven sportscar that gets a little help by the front only when needed in the corners.

  • klier

    I am the only one who really likes it (other than the weight, but then again, a GTR is fat as well)???

    This car is going to be insanely quick, and the looks are pretty hot imo. A straight up Nissan GTR rival. Bloody awesome.

    Changes aren't big…
    Changes are like one could expect going from a concept to a production car.

    I don't understand the overreacting.

    Agreed. I am SEEING very nominal changes. Now, mechanically, the car is entirely different and I won't argue that…

  • Deckhook

    You are quite right, just look at the 4 series concept compared to the actual production car.

    And considering all the mechanical changes that were made, it seems reasonable. That original concept from two years was 2,800 lbs using an appx. 400hp 2.5T in a 2-seater. This new one is 4,000lbs+ using an appx. 700hp TT V8 Hybrid in a 2+2. The fact that it looks even remotely similar is quite nice.

    And I know I would prefer the former specs (and looks) to the latter, that previous concept was rumored to be priced at $250k at the time and cost more than $4m to build. This new one is said to cost from a bit over $100k…

  • Monster

    Yes, but these small changes made a huge difference to the final appearance of the car, people don't see why Audi cannot keep the original design, it didn't look impossible to produce? Also the latest technical specification is a complete departure from the original specification. What is the purpose of this car now? It is big, heavy, fast but no faster than the R8, and probably more expensive too?

    The original design was built around a 2,800 lb 2-seater with a 2.5T 5-cyl. This is a 4,000lb+ 2+2 with a V8 Hybrid. The design likely had to change to accommodate the mechanical changes.

    Think of it more like a high-performance GT than something that is designed to best the R8. It is said to be priced in the low $100k range as well. Think like an Audi version of the 911 or GT-R more than anything else… Like and Audi RS5 Plus in theory…

  • Tumbo

    Man… Not changed?? EVERYTHING is changed! Wight, size, powertrain, engine… Everything. It's like the moon and the sun. The first Concept was a 2 seater coupé, while the new one is a 4 seater. It's MUCH bigger, and weights 550kg(!) more.

    I meant from a purely cosmetic standpoint. I am aware of the mechanical changes…

  • ^Out of those three, I'll pick the S8, which is the less ugly of those. I am worried about Audis future…

  • klier

    I am the only one who really likes it

    I like it but as I said before, I would love to see a retro of the coupe.

  • Levi68

    BMW M4 will smoke this Quattro.

    What is it with you turning every god damn thread into an Audi vs BMW thingy? Enough already

  • ^That was my point with "too much is never enough", my opinion was they had took it the wrong direction. I say keep it simple and the Mk1 version followed that idea perfectly, this latest version might be bang up to date with the latest tech which may well make it quicker but I doubt it will be able to hide the huge weight difference.

  • Deckhook

    I look at the comparison between old concept and new and what I see is something that's production ready. Based on that opinion I think its looks not too bad but for me personally I dislike the fact its not the light weight road runner it once was.

    When they say "too much is never enough" they weren't thinking of the automobile.

    I don't think there's too much criticism for the interior or exterior. Personally, I prefer the 1st concept's blunter rear end vs. the current one's more sloped appearance.

    The issue is really is what the original one was aiming for and what this current one portends. The older concept had a smaller, more unique powertrain in a light-weight body, which would make it more sprightly. Whereas this one's heavier with a 700 hp V8-hybrid set-up. Advanced, yes. Unique? Not terribly. Much advance has been made in making hybrids more performance-oriented and seamless, i.e. LaFerrari, P1, 918, i8, etc. But as an enthusiast, I'd prefer something unique and chuckable. The 1st concept did a great job embodying that.

  • klier

    I am the only one who really likes it (other than the weight, but then again, a GTR is fat as well)???

    This car is going to be insanely quick, and the looks are pretty hot imo. A straight up Nissan GTR rival. Bloody awesome.

    BMW M4 will smoke this Quattro.

  • I look at the comparison between old concept and new and what I see is something that's production ready. Based on that opinion I think its looks not too bad but for me personally I dislike the fact its not the light weight road runner it once was.

    When they say "too much is never enough" they weren't thinking of the automobile.

  • I am the only one who really likes it (other than the weight, but then again, a GTR is fat as well)???

    This car is going to be insanely quick, and the looks are pretty hot imo. A straight up Nissan GTR rival. Bloody awesome.

    Tumbo

    How can they ruin something that was SO PERFECT….

    Changes aren't big…
    Changes are like one could expect going from a concept to a production car.

    I don't understand the overreacting.

  • Merc1

    Well I wouldn't say that they have ruined it, but they have changed it. Maybe it had to be done to get it closer/approved for production. Either I'm sure the finished product will be an event.

    M

    Not with the thursty V8 and the heavy batteries.

  • Well I wouldn't say that they have ruined it, but they have changed it. Maybe it had to be done to get it closer/approved for production. Either I'm sure the finished product will be an event.

    M

  • Merc1

    Just not as svelte as the previous concept.
    M

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    How can they ruin something that was SO PERFECT….

  • Just not as svelte as the previous concept.

    M

  • I am not a fan of the undercut below the bonnet, between the inner edge of the headlights and the front grill, it looks like the panels don't fit properly.

  • Tumbo

    I hate those lights so much. that I wanna break my screen.

    Now that is big time hate. :whistle:

  • I hate those lights so much. that I wanna break my screen.

  • I would like to see a retro look back to the coupe. I loved the coupe and wish they would look more in that direction.
    Ford and Chevy did a half decent job with their retro cars.

  • This is just a spiced up RS5 which. In my opinion, it's overpowered. I say less power, 3 less cylinders and a BIG weight reduction. This car will suck if its 1800Kg. They could get rid off things like A/C and power windows, even sound deadening. I mean, look at the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, it lacks everything yet it has it all.

  • What a miss by Audi!

  • Tumbo

    You must be joking right?

    The 4 series concept and the final result are pretty much the same cars.
    While the first and second version of the Quattro differns by a total different platform, 550kg, 3 cylinders and 292hp… C'mon..

    Tumbo old friend, my comments are regarding its body shape. Though I wouldn't have been in the market for such a machine in either form I am as upset as you are about the changes because fundamentally these two would have completely different characters, where as the original captured the spirit of the original Quattro coupe this latest one appears to be closer to the GTR which in isolation would be great but in no way what I would have imagined a modern day Quattro coupe should have been and by the reaction of most here I am not in a minority.

  • Deckhook

    You are quite right, just look at the 4 series concept compared to the actual production car.

    You must be joking right?

    The 4 series concept and the final result are pretty much the same cars.
    While the first and second version of the Quattro differns by a total different platform, 550kg, 3 cylinders and 292hp… C'mon..

  • Deckhook

    Not at all only showing the similarity between the two, no need to get all defensive.

    Just want to clarify your post, that is all.

  • Not at all only showing the similarity between the two, no need to get all defensive.

  • Deckhook

    You are quite right, just look at the 4 series concept compared to the actual production car.

    Are you suggesting that the differences between the 4 series concept to the actual production car are bigger than the differences between the first and the latest Quattro concept?

  • C4L

    Considering this a near-product car, I think it is quite good that Audi retained 99%+ of the original concept. Very small/nominal changes were made. Virtually indistinguishable in overall shape, proportions, character lines, and details. Have you guys not seen what most other companies do in turning a concept car into a production car?

    You are quite right, just look at the 4 series concept compared to the actual production car.

  • C4L

    Considering this a near-product car, I think it is quite good that Audi retained 99%+ of the original concept. Very small/nominal changes were made. Virtually indistinguishable in overall shape, proportions, character lines, and details. Have you guys not seen what most other companies do in turning a concept car into a production car?

    Yes, but these small changes made a huge difference to the final appearance of the car, people don't see why Audi cannot keep the original design, it didn't look impossible to produce? Also the latest technical specification is a complete departure from the original specification. What is the purpose of this car now? It is big, heavy, fast but no faster than the R8, and probably more expensive too?

  • C4L

    Considering this a near-product car, I think it is quite good that Audi retained 99%+ of the original concept. Very small/nominal changes were made. Virtually indistinguishable in overall shape, proportions, character lines, and details. Have you guys not seen what most other companies do in turning a concept car into a production car?

    Man… Not changed?? EVERYTHING is changed! Wight, size, powertrain, engine… Everything. It's like the moon and the sun. The first Concept was a 2 seater coupé, while the new one is a 4 seater. It's MUCH bigger, and weights 550kg(!) more.

  • Considering this a near-product car, I think it is quite good that Audi retained 99%+ of the original concept. Very small/nominal changes were made. Virtually indistinguishable in overall shape, proportions, character lines, and details. Have you guys not seen what most other companies do in turning a concept car into a production car?

  • SCOTT27

    The more I actually look at. It look as if it is the 2010 Concept but brought into the realistic world in terms of making the car suitable for production.

    I said roughly the same thing at the start of the thread

    It looks a bit boring, sort of more production ready and less concept stage to my eyes.

  • The more I actually look at. It look as if it is the 2010 Concept but brought into the realistic world in terms of making the car suitable for production.

  • Tumbo

    I agree. Plus, the worse thing are the BMW headlights. Words cannot explained how ashamed I am. I was complaining about the i8 having Audi shaped lights, but this is ridiculous.

    It's Citroen's turn now! :sneaky::D
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  • One word: Bastardization.

    But I will say this, I do like the interior.

  • This is even more disappointing than the lack of BMW Supercar. I was an Audi hater, the Quattro Concept turned me into half an Audi fan. I was the biggest Quattro Concept fan, perfect size, perfect engine (1 cylinder more than other engines yet quite economic compared to V8), best design.

    I have no idea how Audi manage to make everything worse, but really not a single thing is better, even design is worse, front, rear and side profile. Even the color, I'm not a huge fan.

    Audi, you get the biggest thumb down from me. (n)

    This is how you buid a real Quattro:

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  • I wonder why they didn't just released the 2010 concept, now in 2013, just as it was. Why? Why? Why? It's so perfect in all aspects.

  • Farewell, dear friends…

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    …your legacy is now in the hands of a lardy 4wd banana…

  • This is what you call "losing one's way"…

    Thanks for the great photo-comparo, Tumbo…

  • Let's put them two and two together.

    Audi Quattro Concept 2010 – Audi Sport Quattro Concept 2013

    Engine: 2.5 TFSI V5 – 4.0 TFSI V8
    Hp: 408hp – 700hp
    0-100 km/h: 3.9 seconds – 3.7 seconds
    Weight: 1300kg – 1850kg
    Dimensions: ? – 4.28m/1.86m/1.33m

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    So, the older concept is: lighter, better looking, has better proportions, has the 5 cylinder… Wow Audi.. How did you manage to screw it all up??

  • I don't like anything about this car either….

  • I gent get over how Audi fu**ed this up…

    - the original looked so much better
    - the lights are a disgrace. How do they dare to put BMW lights on an Audi?!?!?
    - the weight the weight… the weight… Wait, did I say the weight??? It's 500kg to heavy. At least. The original was 1300kg and had the beautiful 5 cylinder engine. It was worthy the Quattro name. But this? Yeah, it's an RS6 Coupé. Dont dare call this the Sport Quattro!!
    - the colour of the concept. Wtf?

    When I come to think of it. I dont like anything about this car.

  • This car is getting slated everywhere. Also mods you have messed up the thread mergings

  • Nothing to write home about when it comes to looks.

  • Monster

    I tried and a I effed it up somehow…going to take some time to sort it out.

    Just like Audi then! :D

  • mini_cooper4

    WTF happened to this thread… how our comment are now in the 2005 RS4 thread? :D

    I thought it was just me lol

  • Hahahhaaa :D

  • Sunny

    Can some mod graft the last few posts from this thread http://www.germancarforum.com/community/threads/audi-quattro-concept.35384/page-16 to here to avoid duplication.

    I tried and I effed it up somehow…going to take some time to sort it out.

  • WTF happened to this thread… how our comments are now in the 2005 RS4 thread? :D

  • oops wrong thread

  • "MarcinM
    It is 600 kg heavier than the new La Ferrari, and 250 kg heavier than the 918, that says it all.

    On the other hand it is 150 kg lighter than the RS6 on which it probably is based. It also has 150 bhp more than the RS6 yet it is only 0.2 seconds faster to 100 km/h. Also it has a better weight to power ratio than the Nissan GTR yet it is 1 second slower to 100 km/h. "

    - The LaFerrari and 918 are 2-seat supercars with $700k+ price tags. This is a 4-seat GT with an est. $100k+ price tag.

    - It is actually based on the A5 platform using the 4.0T from a slew of Audi products.

    - The claimed 0-60 times are of course conservative manufacture estimates. Of course the 4,000lb, 700hp (5.7lbs/hp) Sport Quattro would be faster than 3.7 seconds 0-60 considering even 'just' a 4,600 lb 520hp (8.8 lbs/hp) S8 makes the run in 3.5 seconds. And the 3,600lb 550hp (6.5 lbs/hp) R8 V10 plus makes the run in 3.2 seconds. Low 3's or high 2's seem a given knowing how conservative Audi is with their performance figures.

  • Came across this comment from another forum, this sums up my thought of this new revised Quattro concept.

    Andy
    Not a fan, reminds me of a car made by a game because they couldn't get the rights to use real cars :/

    Also I just realized the car is now a 4 seater coupe instead of a 2 seat sports car.

  • Looks like this one is a bust. The original looked much better.

    M

  • I like it. 1300 kg would have been infinitely better even with 400 hp, but still, 700 hp at 1800 kg is crazy as well! Is this the new GTR?

    Tumbo

    Words cannot explained how ashamed I am. I was complaining about the i8 having Audi shaped lights, but this is ridiculous.

    Haha, I was thinking about that. Just see it as borrowing from eachother ;) they probably asked nicely

  • Unlike you guys I think that the car looks good.
    It's far worse than the '10 Concept but still good looking.
    It surely doesn't look like a 700PS 1850kg. car…
    The power and weight doesn't suit the design AT ALL!!!!
    Now… what about the name!? What a friggin pig this car is… and they dare to call it Quattro!?
    There are only 2 Audi cars that I appreciate A LOT – The original Quattro and the R8… all the rest I couldn't care less for and most of them I hate with passion.
    This could have been one of the best cars ever… a lighter, more fun to drive GT-R… now I don't really know what it is :confused:

  • There so much about this car that I absolutely love, especially the drivetrain in it's entirety…. if only BMW had chosen a similar path for it's i8 instead of offering us a super green supercar with modest levels of performance but I can't praise Audi too much here because how ironic it is that Audi has for the pass several years constantly piped up about their goal to reducing the overall weight of their future model by up to 400kg that their most recent concept that points to the future of their performance models weighs in at a sizable 1850kg. :(

  • SKY

    The more I look at it, the more I think it could perfectly be a 2015 VW Scirocco from the profile. Or even from every angle.

    Shiet Audi, you had the right design already, and you screwed it up.

    I think different. It's should be an RS6 coupe. Out the RS6 front on it, and the size and weight of this car should be a RS6 coupe. It doesn't deserve the Sport quattro name.

  • The photographs leave me patently underwhelmed. And a bit apprehensive with regard to the path Audi may be embarking upon in the future.

    I am actually beginning to think that Audi is beginning to lose its' sparkle, despite the mega performance stats of its' 4.0 Biturbo V8 powered automobiles. Increasing cooperation between Porsche and Bentley, especially with regard to the upcoming MSB matrix, have me suspecting that Audi will be swept into the backround while Porsche and Bentley will capture the future VW-Group sport/luxo limelight.

  • The more I look at it, the more I think it could perfectly be a 2015 VW Scirocco from the profile. Or even from every angle.

    Shiet Audi, you had the right design already, and you screwed it up.

  • Poverty

    The only thing this has in common with the Quattro is the name and 4wd and that is it.

    Audi have ****ed up big time, this shouldn't make use of the Quattro name as its everything the UrQuattro wasn't. Fat pig

    I agree. Plus, the worse thing are the BMW headlights. Words cannot explained how ashamed I am. I was complaining about the i8 having Audi shaped lights, but this is ridiculous.

    And 1850kg!!! Wtf!!!???

  • The only thing this has in common with the Quattro is the name and 4wd and that is it.

    Audi have ****ed up big time, this shouldn't make use of the Quattro name as its everything the UrQuattro wasn't. Fat pig

  • Making the engine to be a V8 instead of an I5 and making it very heavy and therefore less sporty doesn't make it sound like the original Quattro, much less like the Sport Quattro. I mean, wow, wow, 1850kg dry… dat rally powah!

    Anyway, I wonder where Audi is going with this. Because there isn't really a place on the market for whatever they make out the Quattro to be. The RS5 basically is the modern Quattro. And if by any chance it wasn't, then there is the TT RS below it and the R8 above it. Simply put, Audi already is making a bunch of cars that could be the modern Quattro, if they chose to present them as such. And if none of them are inspirational enough (and they aren't), then tough luck, because they will almost certainly never make a limited edition run of a completely new model. This is just fun for them.

    And I certainly don't mind looking at new concept cars :D…

    Well, generally…

  • I am just so disappointed.. I have nothing more to add here, then what you guys already said. This was supposed to be special!!! This totally ruined my day.

  • It good looking, very good looking.. but I still like the 2010 concept better. Interior is weird in both of them..
    And wtf with that mass? It shouldn't be more than 1500-1600kg. Oh and because of that V8 + electric motor it's going to be very nose-heavy (I would bet at least 56:44 front biased weight distribution…).
    Overall I'm dissapointed…
    I love Audi.. it's my favourite brand.. but when will they finally make a brand new platform with engine "above" the front axle.. not in front of it (for A4, A5, A6 etc.)? It's the only way.

  • Im so disappointed and let down. Again BS hybrid tech is ruining what would have been a genuine supercar.

    When will car makers learn performance car guys dont want their vehicles laden down with heavy batteries????

    We dont give a crap about emissions or MPG, if we did, we will buy a diesel, or a prius. These supercars will be weekend toys for most people anyway, so mpg and all that is soooooo irrelevant.

    Alot of people where looking forward to this car, ready to put their names down for one, but now they have seen the weight, all interest is gone. Oh and the styling is crap.

    Starting to fall out of love with Audi, their designs are boring, only the TTRS (OLD NOW) and the R8 I enjoy. The RS6 is cool for a old dude, but that 4.0V8 needs to go into something lighter and smaller. The new RS4/RS5 just suck, too heavy, too slow, too expensive.

    Guess VAG enthusiats have MB now, they are doing a better job in realising what performance car drivers want with their AMG range, especially with the introduction of 4wd. Stealing alot of fast audi sales in the UK since they made the C63 and A45 AMG.

  • The original Quattro Concept has much better looking rear end (more rectangular), while this one has better front IMHO.

    Although, what's going on with illuminated quad coronas in the headlights? Ok, I get the "need" for quad projectors (the original Quattro concept had them as well). But the illuminated quad coronas???? Sorry, that's a bit too much of a BMW thing. Same case eg. with latest VW Golf where – according to some press reports – BMW were ready to sue VAG if quad coronas would had been used on Golf. VAG then fortunately decided to illuminate Golf's outer coronas only, and avoid the forthcoming legal clash with BMWAG.

  • Can some mod graft the last few posts from this thread http://www.germancarforum.com/community/threads/audi-quattro-concept.35384/page-16 to here to avoid duplication.

  • The original white one looks much better.

  • Maybe….

    I also noticed that it has twice the battery capacity compared to 918 surely that must add massive amount of weight. However it still should do 0-100 km/h in low 3 seconds with AWD and the weight to power ratio it has (basically same as 911 turbo s).

  • Is this car one of the reasons why the head of R&D was sacked?

  • It is 600 kg heavier than the new La Ferrari, and 250 kg heavier than the 918, that says it all.

    On the other hand it is 150 kg lighter than the RS6 on which it probably is based. It also has 150 bhp more than the RS6 yet it is only 0.2 seconds faster to 100 km/h. Also it has a better weight to power ratio than the Nissan GTR yet it is 1 second slower to 100 km/h.

    All a massive disappointment.

  • Average fuel consumption is claimed to be 2.5 litres per 100km. Yeah right, out of 4.0 twin-turbo V8 weighing almost 1.9 tons. Sure, it's got an electric motor to aid the cause but really… 2 point 5! If you drive it like a golf cart maybe.

    That this is slated by Audi to sit as a halo model above the R8 is bemusing to me.

  • Seriously powerful car, but at 1850kg it is really heavy too. I think Audi is a bit confused with this car, it isn't as appealing as the R8, or much faster either.

  • Yes I agree Sunny. Audi goofed by not building the original. Now they're stuck with trying to save face with this new one which just isn't as exciting in looks, specs or anything. Sigh…oh well bring on the S-Class Coupe and Jaguar concepts!

    M

  • Just an ok car IMO. Not as exciting as the previous concept.

    M

  • Give me the original any day over this.

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    Not just design, but also numbers – 400HP, 1300 kg any day over 700Hp, 1800kg.

  • Audi has officially revealed its modern recreation of the iconic Quattro with a new concept car for next week’s Frankfurt motor show.
    The Audi Sport Quattro concept is understood to be more than a flight of fancy, and is intended to preview a production model that will sit above theR8 at the very top of Audi’s range as a technical and performance flagship.
    The plug-in hybrid concept celebrates 30 years since the original Sport Quattro appeared at the 1983 Frankfurt motor show. Audi openly refers to the new concept of the same name as the “legitimate successor” to the 1980s icon.
    The new Sport Quattro is a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid with a combined 690bhp, which makes it the most powerful Audi ever. It is understood to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s next-generation MLB platform, which will go on to underpin a whole range of big new Audis as well as new models from Porsche, Bentley and Volkswagen.
    The concept is 4602mm long, 1964mm wide and 1386mm high, with a wheelbase of 2784mm. This makes the two-door coupé concept slightly shorter, a fair bit wider and a touch taller than the RS5 coupé, with a marginally longer wheelbase. The fact that it is shorter than the RS5 despite the wheelbase being longer is due to the reduced overhangs, which give the concept a low-slung look and an elongated profile.
    Audi first flirted with a Quattro rebirth in 2010. That earlier concept was a shorter (by 150mm) and, at 1300kg, significantly lighter version of the RS5, and was powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine.
    The switch to a significantly more powerful model for the latest Quattro rebirth is a sign that Audi believes there is a greater demand for a modern successor to the more powerful Sport Quattro than the ‘standard’ Ur-Quattro the 2010 concept paid tribute to.
    Audi is also keen to have a halo model to popularise its roll-out of plug-in hybrid technology, something it sees as the most viable short to mid-term way of reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy while maintaining current range expectations and driving performance.
    The powertrain for the new concept mixes the co-developed Audi/Bentley twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine with a powerful electric motor and a liquid-cooled lithium ion battery pack.
    The front-mounted engine produces 552bhp and 516lb ft, while the electric motor that’s mounted between the V8 engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox produces 148bhp and 295lb ft. The peak combined outputs are 690bhp and 590lb ft. Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system also features, with a sport differential used on the rear axle. A rear-mounted 14.1kWh battery pack powers the electric motor.
    Despite the headline power and torque figures, Audi is also making impressive claims for the Quattro’s economy and CO2 emissions: 113mpg and 59g/km respectively on the EU combined cycle. The concept’s efficiency is aided by features such as cylinder deactivation technology, which shuts down four of the V8 engine’s cylinders on partial loads, a stop-start system and the ability to travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone.
    The concept also features an ‘intelligent management system’ to regulate the on-demand power from the hybrid system, but the driver is able to select from one of three driving modes: EV, Hybrid and Sport.
    In EV mode, the concept runs solely on electric power. In Hybrid mode, it optimises the two power sources for economy and includes features such as the ability to save electric range for later in a journey. In Sport mode, the hybrid system is tuned purely for performance, with the electric motor providing extra boost to the engine.
    The concept has a claimed 0-62mph time of 3.7sec and a top speed rated at 190mph. Only the more potent R8s in Audi’s line-up have figures that can beat this.
    The added hybrid components make the Sport Quattro a significantly heavier proposition than the 1300kg Quattro concept of 2010, with Audi quoting a figure of 1850kg for the new car. High-strength steel and aluminium are used in the construction to minimise the weight, along with carbonfibre-reinforced polymer for some components and body panels, including the bonnet and bootlid.
    Audi is talking up the handling characteristics of the Sport Quattro to match the performance potential, with the firm claiming the car is “as dynamic as it is stable”.
    “Tautly tuned” spring and damper settings are used for the suspension, which features five control arms per wheel at the front and a track-controlled trapezoidal link at the rear. Steering weight and feel are variable depending on speed, with stopping power coming from carbon-ceramic discs. Wheels are 21-inch centre-locking alloys shod in 285/30 R21 tyres.
    There are clear nods to the original Quattro in the design, with rectangular double headlights, angular C-pillars and blisters above the front wings. More modern features include the latest interpretation of Audi’s low-set hexagonal single-frame grille that previews the new front-end design for upcoming sporty Audis.
    Other exterior features include a prominent front splitter fashioned from carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), vertical, blade-shaped air intakes at the front, big front wheel arch vents, muscular shoulders, a narrow greenhouse, flared side sills, a rear spoiler and a CFRP diffuser. The spoiler deploys from the tailgate at higher speeds.´

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/frankfurt-motor-show/audi-sport-quattro-reborn-690bhp-hybrid

  • If the RS6 can hits 0-62 mph in 3.5 s, (+ more) sure this going to be a monster compare to factory claims (y)

  • Such a disappointing :/

    • Hybrid powertrain
    • 4.0TFSI with 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm (516.29 lb-ft)
    • cylinder on demand (COD) system/ start-stop system
    • electric motor producing 110 kW and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft)
    • liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the rear with a capacity of 14.1 kWh
    • combined power output is 515 kW (700 hp) and 800 Nm (590.05 lb-ft)
    • average fuel consumption is at 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.09 US mpg)
    • CO2 equivalent of 59 grams per kilometer (94.95 g/mile)
    • 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.7 seconds
    • top speed 305 km/h (189.52 mph)
    • up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles) on electric power alone
    • curb weight including the battery pack comes at 1,850 kilograms (4,078.55 lb)

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    Ever since Audi first introduced the Quattro Concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show we were anticipating an official confirmation that the legendary Quattro coupe is back. Up until now many rumours were circulating the web, others suggesting that the project is cancelled and others saying that there is still hope in Audi producing a true Quattro coupe. Today Audi unveiled the Sport quattro concept, "the original Quattro's legitimate successor" by the company's words. Is it a concept preview of what will soon be a production car? We tend to think that way, as the tons of technical details on the concept's drivetrain suggest.

    First of all, as per the latest trend, the Sport quattro concept is a plug-in hybrid. Under the hood lies the 4.0 TFSI, a four-liter, twin-turbo V8 that produces 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 Nm (516.29 lb-ft) of torque. It comes with a cylinder on demand (COD) system, which deactivates four cylinders under part load, and a start-stop system. Between the 4.0 TFSI and the transmission is found a disc-shaped electric motor producing 110 kW and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft) that draws its traction energy from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the rear with a capacity of 14.1 kWh. The total combined power output is 515 kW (700 hp) and 800 Nm (590.05 lb-ft) of torque, transferred to all four wheels through a modified eight-speed tiptronic to the quattro powertrain, which features a sport differential on the rear axle.

    The average fuel consumption is at 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.09 US mpg), with a CO2 equivalent of 59 grams per kilometer (94.95 g/mile). As far as performance is concerned, the Audi Sport quattro concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.7 seconds, while the top speed is at 305 km/h (189.52 mph). In EV mode, only the electric motor is active, good for a peak electric output of 110 kW and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft) of torque. With the batteries fully charged, the Audi Sport quattro concept can cover up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles) on electric power alone.

    Moving on, the Audi Sport quattro concept comes with a unique and quite distinctive design, that combines the DNA of the Ur-quattro with modern details, such as the Audi Matrix LED headlights, comprised of numerous individual diodes, the “blisters” above the fenders. The new single-frame grill is a further evolution of Audi's design language. Its lower section is virtually vertical; the upper section follows the line of the engine hood. The interior is focused on the driver, with all controls, such as the digital instrument cluster and HUD, in the direct field of view. The attention to details is magnificent, as is the targeted use of CFRP parts for the body, which consists of ultra-high-strength steel panels and cast aluminum structural elements. Despite the doors and fenders being made of aluminum, and the roof, the engine hood and the rear hatch of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, the curb weight including the battery pack comes at 1,850 kilograms (4,078.55 lb).

    Click more for Audi's full press release and photo gallery!

    Source: [Audi]

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  • Previous concept was much better , however does anyone see VW Corrado or (VW Corrapo as somebody I knew had one which had constant issues. ) with the rear quarter of the car ?

  • It looks a bit boring, sort of more production ready and less concept stage to my eyes. That said there is no denying the tech under that body is mighty impressive… well apart from the weight which is a common complaint with Audis.

  • Looks good, but prefer the blunter rear of the previous concept and a turbo 5-cyl seems more appropriate.

  • WTF is that?:sleep:

  • They took a step back with this version,disappointed to say the least.

  • I was thinking that too the more I look at it. It *seems* like it is the old car with new paint?

    M

  • HUGE let down here…

    I was expecting something large, muscular. A super-A5

    This not only is not what I expected, it looks worse than the previous concept.

  • Updated previous version, uh ok. Little VW in the roofline, but just ok.

    M

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