Here is some good news for you quattro fans – Audi is considering a limited production of the quattro Concept that made its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The company is working on an engineering plan that will allow it put the concept in production.
According to AutoCar, Audi has put together a dedicated team of engineers at its Ingolstadt headquarters and if approved, the company will build the quattro concept in limited numbers on a dedicated line at the company’s new sister firm, ItalDesign.
Stefan Reil, the head of development at Audi’s quattro GmbH division, confirmed that plans to put the concept into production are fairly advanced.
“We are rethinking standard processes to make it possible,” he said. “We know how to engineer it already.”
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: Omar Rana