Besides seeing a bunch of historic vehicles from around the world, visitors to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will get a chance to get up close and personal with the Audi quattro concept. The car was chosen to participate in the renowned competition by the public, which will be rating the future of the automobile in the category Concept Cars and Prototype.
“The Audi quattro concept reinterprets the sports car in which Audi introduced all-wheel drive more than 30 years ago. It combines an homage to our history with groundbreaking design, making the quattro concept the perfect car for the Concorso d’Eleganza. For more than 80 years, this competition has celebrated not just the history of the automobile, but also its future,” said Wolfgang Egger, Head of Design for the Audi Group and the person responsible for the design of the Audi quattro concept.
In addition to the concept cars, 54 historic vehicles are competing in 8 vehicle classes. They will be scored by a five-member panel according to the criteria design, state of preservation and originality.
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