Audi Quattro Concept Headed for Production
If the German automaker’s management gives the green light to the project, this will be built in limited numbers. The production is expected to be handled by the recently acquired ItalDesign company (Milan, Italy). ItalDesign doesn’t currently have the capacity to assemble vehicles. However, the company has released limited production volumes in the past.
Stefan Reil, the head of development for Audi’s Quattro Gmbh division told the aforementioned source that an engineering pathway for producing the vehicle has already been created.
The concept was created to celebrate the quattro all-wheel-drive system’s 30th anniversary and is also a modern reincarnation of Audi’s Sport Quattro model, which was introduced back in 1984.
The Audi RS5 has served as a base for the vehicle. However, the hypercoupe’s platform was shortened and the company uses multiple weight-reduction measures to build the concept. In other words, aluminum was used for the body, while the hood, rear hatch and other components use carbon fiber. All these allow the car to offer a weight of just 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs).
The car uses a pumped-up version of the TT RS’ 2.5 liter five cylinder engine. Audi hasn’t determined the exact power rating for a potential production vehicle, but this will probably top 350 hp.
Reil also told autocar that the company is still waiting to receive feedback for building the vehicle.
“We need feedback to see if it is possible. Audi has no heritage in building 200-500 cars that are really exotic. But it won’t be over €100,000 [$139,000],” the executive was quoted as saying by the aforementioned source.