2013 IAA: Audi Sport Quattro Concept is the best 30th anniversary present [Live Photos]

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 12, 2013

Audi’s new Sport Quattro Concept made its global debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). This new concept is designed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Sport Quattro, which was actually introduced at the 1983 IAA. The new Sport Quattro Concept has a wheelbase of 2,784 millimeters. In addition, it has the following dimensions: 4,602 millimeters in length, 1,964 millimeters in width, and a height of only 1,386 millimeters.

When it comes to the design, the new car boasts of angular, flat C-pillars, rectangular double headlights with Matrix LED technology (which we first saw on the new Audi A8 Facelift) and a new hexagonal single-frame grille. Its rear end features rectangular tail lights and a spoiler that extends from the rear hatch at higher speeds.

The driver is obviously the focus of its interior since the steering wheel, digital instrument cluster and head-up display are in his or her direct field of view. Furthermore, it is fitted with sporty racing bucket seats with folding backs. Its interior features the touchwheel of the characteristic Audi MMI control unit that makes entering data easy. It is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 560 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.

Positioned between the V8 engine and the transmission is a disc-shaped electric motor that is capable of 110 kW and 400 Nm (292 lb-ft) of torque. It gets its traction energy from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the rear that has a capacity of 14.1 kWh. Charging the concept car can be done using the Audi wall box, which utilizes intelligent charge management to guarantee the optimal feed of energy to the lithium-ion battery.

The car is then capable of moving as far as 50 km (31 miles) using electric power. Under the applicable standard, the show car can use up on average 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.09 US mpg) and emits just 59 grams of CO2 per kilometer (94.95 g/mile). If both the V8 and the electric motor are working, the Audi Sport Quattro Concept can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and could achieve a top speed of 305 km/h (189 mph).

Topics: audi, quattro, concept, iaa

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