Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept image

Audi has made a surprise appearance in Frankfurt with the brand new Nanuk Quattro Concept, which is a spectacular crossover.

The German answer to the Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour, or to the much uglier Vygor Opera, is named the Nanuk Quattro Concept and it has been signed by Audi. The model in question is a two-seater, weighing 1,900 kg (4,188 lbs) and riding on large 22-inch wheels, wrapped in 235/50 and 295/45 tires, front to rear. The brakes are carbon ceramic and there is an air suspension with electronically-controlled dampers, allowing the driver to manually adjust the ground clearance from normal to lower and higher (30mm-40mm).

The Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept is 4,541 mm long, 1,990 mm wide and 1,337 mm tall, with a 2,710 mm long wheelbase, with an aluminum Space Frame body structure with carbon fiber reinforced polymer components. Power to the model is provided by a 5.0 liter twin-turbo V10 TDI diesel engine, mounted in front of the rear axle, longitudinally, producing a total output of 544 HP (400 kW) and 1,000 Nm of torque (737 lb-ft). The unit is mated to an upgraded 7-speed S tronic transmission, installed behind the engine. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 3.8 seconds and top speed is 305 km/h (189 mph). Average fuel consumption stands at 7.8L / 100km (36.2 mpg UK / 30.1 mpg US).