Monday, October 4, 2010
Audi Quattro Concept
Audi Quattro Concept is the company’s surprise at the Paris Motor Show, a model created for the celebration 30 years of Quattro technology.
It gets even better because Audi’s legendary Quattro torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system offers the concept a power to weight ratio close to that of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI.
Audi also revealed the Audi e-tron Spyder, an amazing diesel electric hybrid
Audi Quattro Concept
In the Audi quattro concept, the longitudinal FSI turbo produces 408hp and powers the car from 0-62mph in only 3.9 seconds.
September 30, 2010
It commemorates 30 years of quattro all-wheel-drive and specifically pays homage to the revered Sport quattro of 1984
Taking the V8-powered RS 5 Coupe as its basis, but configured to evoke the spirit of the 306hp legend, the new study combines an inline five-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 408hp with a lightweight body, a shortened wheelbase and latest-generation quattro drive. Audi engineers shortened the wheelbase by 150mm and lowered the roofline by around 40mm compared to the four-seat RS 5. As a result, the Audi quattro concept weighs just 1300kg, almost exactly the same as the original Sport quattro.
In another move that benefits the vehicle's weight, the eight-cylinder engine from the production model has been replaced under the hood by a turbocharged, inline five-cylinder engine that can trace its roots back to another Audi sports car - the TT RS.
In the Audi quattro concept, the longitudinal FSI turbo produces 408hp and powers the car from 0-62mph in only 3.9 seconds. The Audi quattro concept uses the latest evolutionary stage of the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system to deliver its power to the road.
In contrast to Sport quattro, the Audi designers also shortened the rear overhang by a total of 200mm to maintain the harmony of the basic proportions.
The wheel wells in the arched fenders are prominently flared - another excerpt from the design language of the Sport quattro. The strongly molded front skirt includes integrated carbon elements.