Prior to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Audi released the official info and specs of its new Sport Quattro Concept. The new concept car celebrates the 30th birthday of the iconic Sport Quattro, which was introduced back in 1983 at the IAA. The new Sport Quattro Concept that will make its world debut next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show has a wheelbase of 2,784 millimeters.
Moreover, it has a length of 4,602 millimeters, a width of 1,964 millimeters and a height of just 1,386 millimeters. Regarding the design, the new car features angular, flat C-pillars, rectangular double headlights with Matrix LED technology (that made its debut on the new Audi A8 Facelift) and a new hexagonal single-frame grille.
The rear end shows rectangular tail lights and a spoiler that extends from the rear hatch at higher speeds. The interior is focused on the driver, as the steering wheel, digital instrument cluster and head-up display are all in the direct field of view. In addition, we find sporty racing bucket seats with folding backs. Furthermore, the interior features the touchwheel of the characteristic Audi MMI control unit that makes it easy to enter information.
Under the hood, there is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 560 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Moreover, located between the V8 engine and the transmission is a disc-shaped electric motor that develops 110 kW and 400 Nm (292 lb-ft) of torque. It draws its traction energy from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the rear with a capacity of 14.1 kWh.
The concept car can be charged via the Audi wall box, which uses intelligent charge management to ensure the optimal feed of energy to the lithium-ion battery. As a result, it can travel up to 50 km (31 miles) using electric power. According to the applicable standard, the show car consumes on average 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.09 US mpg), a CO2 equivalent of 59 grams per kilometer (94.95 g/mile). When the V8 and the electric motor work together, the Audi Sport Quattro Concept is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 305 km/h (189 mph).
The idea of sophisticated sportiness flows to the interior of the Audi Sport quattro concept. The extensive cabin is covered with dark gray tones and clear-cut lines.
The interior is centered on the driver. The steering wheel, digital instrument cluster and head-up display are all in the first-hand field of view. A line gliding beneath the windshield encloses both the driver and passenger and incorporates all ergonomic capabilities like the door openers.
The lightweight structure standard for Audi is indicated both in the design and in the selection of materials. Seen from above, the slender dashboard is similar to the wing of a sailplane. The support structure of the interior is a carbon shell that is also serving as a storage compartment in the side doors. Components like make the lightweight structure exposed.
quattro drivetrain slides below the stead center console. Energetic racing bucket seats with folding backs, etched side bolsters and incorporated head restraints up front and full rear seats provide space for four. The folding mechanism allows entry to the rear. A crossbeam behind the rear seats allows for extra sternness.
Exceptional meticulousness to detail is shown in both the selection of materials and the workmanship. The multifunction sport steering wheel gives us a peek into future energetic production models.
The control concept is likewise centered on the driver. All necessary data are shown in the fully digital instrument bunch, another shows vehicle features. The multifunction sport steering wheel is utilized to change between various virtual 3D displays.