Designer of 1980s Audi Sport quattro calls it "bloody ugly," new quattro concept to enter production

Audi sport quattro

Calling your own design “bloody ugly” is a bit strange but the designer of the iconic SWB Audi Sport quattro of the 1980s is describing the car as just that. Peter Birtwhistle, who is now chief designer at Mazda Europe, said that the car was based on an Audi 80 and stretching the quattro look over that was difficult.

“Although it did what it needed to do, it looks awful,” he said.

Audi only produced 200 versions of the quattro coupe with a turbocharged 2.1L alloy engine.

At the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Audi unveiled a new quattro concept. The model is expected to enter limited production.

Click here for our original post on the Audi quattro Concept.

Refresher: Power for the Audi quattro concept comes from a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine making 408-hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the new quattro concept runs from 0-62 mp in 3.9 seconds. The Audi quattro concept uses the same underpinnings of the Audi RS5 but sits on a wheelbase that measures 5.91 inches shorter. Weight comes in at 2,866.01 lbs, which is roughly 440.92 lbs lighter than the Audi TT RS.

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– By: Zain Haq

Source: AutoCar