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2013 Audi Sport quattro Concept

Technical Specs
700 hp 516 lb-ft 3.5 s 189 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8, Twin-turbo Length 181.2 in (4602 mm)
Displacement 244 cu in (3993 cc) Width 77.3 in (1964 mm)
Power 560 hp (417 kW) Height 54.6 in (1386 mm)
Torque 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) Weight n/a
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power 150 hp (110 kW) 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 3.5 s (3.7 s)
Electric Torque 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power 700 hp 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 189 mph (304 km/h)
Layout All Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 8 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front R21 Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Tire Size - Rear R21 Base Price n/a
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An Audi Legend Reborn: Plug-in Hybrid Audi Sport quattro Offers a 700-Horsepower System

Published: Fri Sep 06, 2013 by Marko P.  |  Source: Audi
The Audi Sport quattro Concept sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds while its top speed is 189 mph.
The Audi Sport quattro Concept sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds while its top speed is 189 mph.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the legendary Sport quattro, Audi will unveil its conceptual successor at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Audi Sport quattro concept show car continues the grand quattro tradition, with a stunning coupe silhouette and plug-in hybrid drive delivering a system output of 700 hp.

quattro is Audi and Audi is quattro - Audi has advertised its all-wheel drive system extensively since its conception. Since the debut of the "Ur-quattro" in 1980, Audi has sold more than five million cars with permanent all-wheel drive, more than any other premium manufacturer worldwide.

With the Audi Sport quattro concept show car, Audi is taking this grand tradition and projecting it into the future with the help of ideas that were first seen in the Audi quattro concept study of 2010. The DNA of the Ur-quattro is immediately evident in the powerful road stance of the Sport quattro concept.

Its taut, sinewy body squats purposefully on 21-inch center-locking wheels with a five twin-spoke design, and its low-slung, foursquare look is largely attributable to an overall length of 181.2 in (4,602 millimeters), a generous width of 77.3 in (1,964 millimeters) and a height of just 54.6 in (1,386 millimeters), underpinned by a wheelbase of 2,784 millimeters.

Sport quattro's Exterior Design

A strong design attribute are the "blisters" above the wings, which have been reinterpreted and strongly accentuated. They give the body even greater emotional appeal and broad shoulders. Throughout the car, sharp contours frame tautly muscular surfaces. With their interplay between convex and concave curvatures, the bonnet, wings and flanks help to signal the intent of the Audi Sport quattro concept.

The front of the show car is characterized by the hexagonal single-frame grille with a new, sculpted grille insert, a typical element borrowed from motorsport. The grille is part of Audi's new design philosophy and provides a first glimpse at the future design of the high performance production models.

The grille's lower section is virtually vertical; the upper section follows the line of the bonnet. The low grille emphasizes the width of the car. Two large, vertical blades divide each of the large air inlets, and their form is taken up by the creases in the bonnet. The Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) splitter is shifted far to the front, in the style of a racing car.

The proportions of the rear of the car are defined by the combination of a flat greenhouse and broad shoulders. The spoiler at the lower edge of the rear window underscores the car's width. Another distinctive element at the rear of the show car is the CFRP diffuser, which extends far upward. Similar to the single-frame grille, its upper section is honeycombed, whereas the lower section houses two large, oval tailpipes. Mounted on a black CFRP facing, the tail lights are rectangular - a typical quattro styling cue - and emphasize the width of the car. A spoiler extends from the rear hatch at higher speeds. The luggage compartment, which is reinforced by a solid crossbeam beneath the rear shelf, has a capacity of 10.59 cubic ft (300 liters).

Archetypal Audi attention to detail is evident in the lightweight CFRP construction for the flared sills and the power door handles which extend automatically to meet an approaching hand. To complete the look, the four rings adorn the front, the rear, the air outlets behind the front wheels and the C-pillars.

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