According to a company source, the Sport Quattro Concept plug-in hybrid Audi will unveil next month at the Frankfurt auto show could become a low-volume series model.
This report is in synchronism with earlier hints and rumors that various German publications have been revealing for some time and if the source of the new rumor is accurate it means an official confirmation on the matter could come as early as during IAA in September. Never the less, Audi could also wait and see the crowd and media reaction to the real concept, which by no means has been seen in its metal “flesh”.
The production version, which has 2+2 seating, would be off course priced above Audi’s top-of-the-line $120,000 R8 sports car. With nothing but design sketches until now, the source said the concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines the company’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 with a powerful electric motor. It also confirms the rumored well over 600 bhp output and the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Regarding the technical platform to be used, reports have been inconclusive until now with some pointing to be A6 based while others seeing the A7 sedan as the real basis. Still, they all point out to a car length of about 4.6 meters.