Saturday, 16 October 2010

Audi Quattro Concept

As part of a design competition held amongst Audi designers to create a model that celebrates 3o years since the introduction of the original Quattro, the winning concept shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is in my opinion, rather exciting. Based on a shortened and lightened Audi A5 platform, the Quattro Concept displays very purposeful looks highly reminiscent of the homologated SWB versions.

Located up front, under the bonnet the Quattro Concept uses a modified version of the 2.5-litre, five cylinder turbocharged engine normally found in the TT RS- an award winning powerplant with huge reserves of torque.

If the 4WD Quattro Concept ever made it into production my guess would be that it would be priced somewhere around the entry level Porsche 911 mark, ,the R8 maintaining flagshiop status.