Watch the Audi Sport Quattro tear up the back roadsMon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Audi revealed its 700-hp Sport Quattro concept at the Frankfurt motor show in September; the car pays homage to the classic rallying Sport Quattro from the 1980s. On Monday, the automaker uploaded a video of the upcoming vehicle to celebrate 100,000 Facebook likes on its German social-networking page.
The video shows the Quattro whipping and gripping through a forest/mountain stage. We get some decent audio of the 4.0-liter V8 revving, which works with a hybrid system to make 590 lb-ft of torque. The newly developed system sends power through an eight-speed automatic transmission and a torque-sensing four-wheel drive system. We did notice the absence of a manual in the video, but that is fairly common these days.
The car is expected to go on sale in the fall of 2015 with a price tag of about $150,000. The car was styled in-house, and it retains the earlier Quattro concept’s appearance.
Check out our breakdown of the Frankfurt concept here.
By Jake Lingeman