Report – Audi could revive its Quattro legend image

According to autobild, the four rings company could bring to the IAA 2013 a new study designed to test the public and critics reaction to a supercar sporting the fabled “Quattro” moniker.

The Audi engineers would see the new Quattro model top the R8 performances, sporting a flagship supercar appearance: Chief designer Wolfgang Egger will dress up the new model with a preview of the next Audi design language, optically aligned to the iconic Ur-Quattro and with a decisively more radical look than the first Quattro study (showcased at the 2010 Paris Motor Show).

The technical basis should be an enhanced A6 platform, but under the hood will churn a V8 biturbo with a whopping 600 hp figure. Also, through the use of aluminum and carbon, the empty weight should still be only about 1200 kilograms, while the coupe’s outer length should be around 4.60 meters.

The drive unit would be shared from the Bentley developed V8 biturbo unit, designed here to achieve the tremendous 600 hp and 800 Nm figures. With all wheel drive traction, this should be enough to deliver a 0-100 km/h figure of around three seconds. Of course, nothing id decided yet, so Audi will probably wait and see the reactions after the study’s unveiling, but we should expect in the best case scenario a small series production.