In 2010, Audi revealed a new Quattro concept car at the Paris Motor Show to make 30 years since the launch of the original Quattro, the Ur-Quattro, back in 1980. Unlike the original, which came with a five-cylinder engine, the new Sport Quattro is believed to be receiving a 600-horsepower version of Audi’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. The engine would reportedly sit in a shortened version the Audi A5’s chassis and send power to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and Quattro all-wheel-drive system. In addition to the powertrain switch-up, there is talk of extensive use of lightweight materials, including magnesium, carbon fiber and aluminum, with a target weight of under 2,900 pounds. Magnetic ride control suspension and carbon-ceramic brakes are also expected to find their way onto the model. Pricing is said to come in at around €115,000, which converts to about $153,000.

 

 

 Via Auto Blog & Motor Authority

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