The expectation surrounding the production version of the Audi Quattro concept has been peaking and waning for some time, but a new report suggests that plans to bring the radical lightweight performance car are back on track and it looks set to pack a serious punch.
The folks at Autocar have been speaking with Audi officials and have surmised that plans to revive the 2010 Quattro concept are again under consideration.
According to the report, Audi is reading an all-wheel-centered theme this for year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The sources at Ingolstadt are not giving too much away at present, but have issued the following statement:
“We have a great history with quattro four-wheel drive and this will be reflected by what we have in store for the Frankfurt motor show.”
Given that one of the firm’s major historical milestones is the mighty 1984 Audi Sport Quattro, earlier reports that Audi is still set on developing a production-viable example underpinned by the A5’s MLB platform.
German motoring publications have, however, previously hinted that the Quattro could take the shape of a coupé/SUV cross.
The report further suggests that the concept’s 2,5-litre turbopetrol engine will make way for a tuned version of Audi’s 4,0-litre biturbo V8 with 447 kW on tap.
Blistering performance will be the order of the day, so it’s likely that Audi will employ much of the weight-saving technology that it showcased in the recent TT Ultra Quattro concept in the production of the Quattro.
Hopefully these reports hold some water and we will see the production Quattro go on sale from late 2014.