Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: Audi Sport Quattro Concept image

After it was officially unveiled on the web, the time has come for the beautiful Sport Quattro concept to show its metal lines to the public, during the 2013 IAA.

Those of you who are passionate enough or maybe old enough will surely remember the 1984 Audi Sport Quattro – one of those legends of a car. Well, the Ingolstadt based company has decided to finally bring it back to life in an updated form for this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

The 2013 Quattro is not that new as well, being an evolution of the previous concept unveiled in 2010 – which was discarded after a rumored production run. The updated concept carries a similar large hexagonal front grille and redesigned taillights united by thin red bar. Audi kept the air outlet on the right side of the bonnet and decided to redesign the alloy wheels as well as increase the size of the two exhaust pipes.

The 1,850 kg (4,078 lbs) concept is 4602mm (181.18 inches) long, 1964mm (77.32 inches) wide and 1386mm (54.57 inches) tall, with a 2784mm (109.61 inches) wheelbase and a trunk capacity of 300 liters (10.59 cubic ft).

As is the fashion nowadays, the supercar concept is powered by a hybrid ensemble, consisting of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 TFSI engine generating 560 HP (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque mated to an electric motor of 150 HP (110 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). The aggregate transmits its power to all four wheels via a eight-speed tiptronic gearbox and the electric engine draws power from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery of 14.1 kWh.

The 2013 Audi Sport Quattro Concept has a combined output of 700 HP (515 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft), good for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 189.52 mph (305 km/h). The electric only range is of 31 miles (50 km) and has an average fuel consumption of 2.5 liters / 100 km (94 mpg US or 113 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 59 g/km.