Audi Sport Quattro Concept arrives on videoTue, 29 Oct 2013
It does seem almost a certainty that Audi are planning on building a production version of the Audi Sport Quattro concept we saw at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month. After all, Audi has already had one stab at a high-end recreation of the iconic quattro in 2010, turned up at Frankfurt with a second, more powerful, version and has now got that version running around on video to celebrate 100,000 Facebook Likes.
If Audi are going to build the Sport Quattro it’s almost certainly going to be a limited edition run at a price that eclipses even the current range-topping Audi R8 V10 Plus.
But the Sport Quattro can probably justify its potentially high price tag considering what’s on offer.
That includes lots of carbon fibre reinforced plastic to keep weight down, ceramic brakes to haul the Quattro in and almost 700bhp from its hybrid drivetrain.
That power comes from Audi’s 552bhp 4 litre twin turbo V8 – the same engine we see in the RS6 – mated to an electric motor boasting 110kW for a total of 690bhp with a 0-62mph of a promised 3.7 seconds and official fuel economy – thanks to the plug-in hybrid ability – of a frankly bemusing 113mpg.
It seems likely that when Audi do make a production version of the Sport Quattro it will find a ready market – even at £150k plus.
By Cars UK