Only a few days separate us from the new Audi Sport Quattro concept that will be unveiled at 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. It’s actually a reiteration of the concept presented in 2010 but major differences are noticed inclunding even more power under the bonnet!
Three years ago at the Salon in Paris Audi presented its Quattro concept anticipating future sports coupé design and trying to revive one of its most popular models. From then until now, the Germans have played with the concept and we should see this new variant in a series version probably in 2015.
2013 Audi Sport Quattro
Luckily for us, 2013 marks the second peak of this interesting concept designed by the brand in Ingolstadt, with a rebirth of the 2010 concept. The new toy is called the Audi Sport Quattro, and is already on the list of goodies announced for Frankfurt.
Compared with the prototype showed back in 2010, the new Quattro comes with a redesigned bumper and new headlights fitted with Matrix LED technology, freshly introduced on Audi A8 facelift. We should also admire its redesigned taillights, front bumper extension, vents in front fenders and a new set of wheels.
Now the important changes, let’s talk about size: 2013 Audi Sport Quattro is larger than the old concept measuring 4602 mm in lenght, 1964 mm wide and 1386 mm hight. Old Quattro was 4280 mm long, 1860 mm wide and 1330 mm high. Wheelbase: it’s 184 mm higher compared to 2010 Sport Quattro (2784 mm) .
Interior structure mixed aluminum with high strength steel providing a version lighter than the old one. I’m talking everything: doors, fenders, bonnet made of aluminum, roof and trunk door – carbon fiber. Even with these efforts , the German model totals 1,850 kg (4,078 lbs), probably influenced by the large battery pack. Why do you need such a large battery pack right? You’ll find out in a few seconds.
2013 Audi Sport Quattro Specs
We have some small changes under the bonnet: 2013 Audi Sport Quattro concept throws away its five-cylinder 408 hp petrol engine making space for a hybrid architecture. That’s how the new concept adopts a conventional V8 bi-turbo engine, 4-liter, capable of producing 560 hp and 700 Nm forming a happy couple with another 150 hp and 400 Nm power unit. Of course, a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery is the cherry on top.
Configuration of the entire system makes total power reach 700 hp and 800 Nm, managed via a tiptronic eight gear shifter and all-wheel drive while both motors of the 2013 Audi Sport Quattro can be operated separately and together. When both share their resources, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62mph) is reached in 3.7 seconds, top speed – 305 km/h.
Even in these circumstances, Audi claims its new 2013 Quattro Sport concept will need just 2.5 liters for 100 km while delivering just 59 g/km. Also, the energy stored in the lithium battery may be enough for 50 kilometers (31 miles). More pictures of the 2013 Audi Quattro Sport will be available as soon as the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show starts!