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Paris Motor Show 2010: Audi Quattro Concept

I do not particularly like Audi, but I must admit that Audi Quattro Concept, exposed at Paris Motor Show 2010 is a gorgeous car. I was terribly surprised with the new Quattro Concept. The design team has managed to reinterpret the features of a legendary variant, in a fresher and more aggressive way.

Audi celebrated at Paris Motor Show 2010, 30 years of “quattro” experience. The Audi AWD System is truly extraordinary, being unequaled on the automobile market. Audi Quattro made its debut in 1980 at Geneva and we know that it had great performances then, even if “the four-wheel drive” system was in its beginning times. It is equipped with 20-inch wheels and a single clamping.

What I particularly like is its remarkable design. Audi Quattro Concept is a successful reinterpretation of the initial model, a statement of strength made in Audi’s unique and impressive style. Thus, this is a car that emanates strength. Huge grilles, a classic rear side, wonderful shaped headlights- all contribute to the creation of a dream car. The platform of the new Quattro is borrowed from the RS5 variant, but the design is quite different, deserving all our appreciation.

Audi Quatro Concept has only two seats and a truly interesting dashboard. Minimalism and high technology are the words that could best describe it, being actually a digital display which is wonderfully completed by an almost classic gear shift pen. By the way, the new Audi Quattro is equipped with a 6-speed manual gear box.

I also like the fact that, in contrast with nowadays tendencies of equipping concepts with almost unreal electric propulsion technologies, Audi has still preferred something that guides us back in time, to the initial variant features: a 5-cylinder engine, copied from Audi TT RS. The unit produces 408 bhp and permits the marvelous Audi Quatro Concept to reach from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. On the one hand, this performance is also possible because of Audi’s Quattro light weight – less than 1.3 tons. Moreover, the “quattro” four-wheel drive system is the most advanced in Audi generations.

All in all, Audi has amazed its audience at Paris Motor Show 2010. The Audi Quattro Concept is a magnificent car and I truly hope to see it in series production.

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