Paying homage to the early 1980s, Audi unveils the throwback-inspired Sport Quattro Concept
The recently unveiled Audi Sport Quattro Concept takes inspiration from the 2010 debut, the Quattro Concept. The car draws upon the company’s 1980 Ur-Quattro and the closely related Sport Quattro. This car is a bit more conservative than the 2010 debut, and yet, it comes with far more power than the 2010 show car. It boasts 700 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from the hybrid powertrain, which is far more than the Quattro Concept’s historically appropriate 2.5 liter five-cylinder turbo with 408 hp and 354 lb-ft.
The Sport Quattro Concept comes with a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 plus an electric motor, along with a 3.7 second 0-62 mph dash, a top speed of 190 mph, and roughly 94 miles per gallon of fuel. It also sports an electric motor that features a 14.1kWh lithium ion battery, adding power to the already powerful engine.
There are several other advances with this vehicle that weren’t present in the 2010 Quattro Concept. Larger exhaust pipes, 21 inch alloy wheels, larger front air vents, and a power door handle are just a few things that set it above the earlier model. The debut of the Audi Sport Quattro Concept revealed a powerful car, built for speed.