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Frankfurt Preview: AUDI unveils its 700HP sport quattro concept



AUDI sport quattro concept front

AUDI sport quattro concept front

AUDI has revealed an updated sport quattro concept, which is set to go on display for the general public at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. First reveled in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show, the quattro concept was made to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original Audi Quattro and the Audi quattro four wheel drive system.

While the previous concept looked striking in White paint and attracted a lot of attention, this revision has been covered in a sport yellow and the design has been revised to make it look more production ready. The design changes include a new front fascia with Audi’s new Matrix LED headlamps, absence of an air scoop on the bonnet and mildly different tail lights.

AUDI sport quattro concept interior

AUDI sport quattro concept interior

The interiors are also kept minimal and driver focused. There are very few buttons and knobs. There is a digital instrument cluster, with a centrally-mounted rev counter. Several other virtual 3D displays are available and can be selected from the multi-function sport steering wheel, which also indicates towards the design of future AUDI sport model steering wheel.

The power comes from a hybrid power train, combining the power of a four-liter, twin-turbo V8 producing 560 hp and 700 Nm of torque to that of a disc-shaped electric motor producing 110 kW and 400 Nm. The total system output is 700 hp and a torque of 800 Nm. All this power flows through a modified eight-speed tiptronic transmission to the quattro powertrain, which features a sport differential on the rear axle. This arrangement makes the car good for a mileage of 40 km to a litre and a CO2 output of 59gm in a km. The car can also be drive in electric only mode for upto 50 kms on a single charge.

Stay tuned to ICB for more news and updates from the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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