2013 Frankfurt Motor Show: Audi Nanuk Concept surprises us all

Article by Christian A., on September 10, 2013

Audi made quite a surprise ahead of 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with the Nanuk Concept and we can’t wait it to see it live. The new crossover concept was developed in collaboration with the designers from Italdesign Giugiaro, so if you believe that it resembles the Parcour Concept that is not a mistake.

The Nanuk Concept is a sports car designed for any stage of life and for any surface as it can take you on the race track, highway or even a winding country road or sand or snow. It is powered by a 5.0-liter V10 TDI engine delivering 544 hp and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque. Using a seven-speed S Tronic and with a weight of 1,900 kg, the Audi Nanuk Concept is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 305 km/h or almost 190 mph.

Still, fuel consumption is just 5.8 liters/ 100 km (30.16 US mpg). As expected, the Nanuk comes with electronically controlled dampers and the driver can adjust the drive clearance of the vehicle in three stages: normal, 30 millimeters (1.18 in) lower or 40 millimeters (1.57 in) higher. The Audi nanuk quattro concept has a wheelbase of 2,710 millimeters (106.69 in). It is 4,541 millimeters (178.78 in) long, 1,990 millimeters (78.35 in) wide and 1,337 milli-meters (52.64 in) tall.

The Audi concept vehicle, nanuk Quattro, has a 2,710 mm (106.6”) wheelbase. It has a 4,541 mm (178.78”) length, 1,990 mm (78.35”) width, and 1,337 mm (52.64”) height. The load-bearing body is a light aluminium Audi Space Frame (ASF). Parts that are made of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) make up the outer skin and are completed in Extreme Red.

These are embellished, adamant, and sharp. The Audi nanuk quattro concept is a vibrant work of art on over-sized wheels that start a new era in Audi’s design idiom.

The front of the concept car is an extremely smooth variation of a hexagon single-framed grille. A slender aluminium frame surrounds the insert.

Vivid daytime running lights accent the Audi signature when starting the car and serve as turn signals.

Especially distinct is the switch found at the middle of the low and high beams that are made available by the new Audi Matrix LED technology. When driving with low beams, the car looks clean and broad, with the high beams, it looks crouched down and intense.

The hefty air intakes in front are repositioned to the rear. Three vertical bars form the interior. The blade, forming the bumper’s lower edge, includes airflow slots. The four rings are affixed in the single-frame grille.

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