Word in the pipeline via some German and Dutch auto outlets is that Audi is gearing up to possibly unveil a successor to their famous 1984 Sport Quattro coupe, which was the production version of the famed homologation WRC rally car that led Audi to many victories in the racing league. Anyone who can do some basic math will note that next year, 2014, will mark the 30th year anniversary from the introduction of the first Quattro. That said, it would make sense that Audi has something in store as a successor.
We saw a concept version of what a modern Quattro sport coupe could look like in 2011 with the Quattro Concept. However, reports suggested that Audi has taken a the design and modified it to be “much sharper” than the original 2011 Audi Quattro Coupe.
The new Quattro coupe is also said to utilize an array of lightweight materials and components such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic, aluminum, and magnesium. That said, the projected curb weight is expected to hover around 2,866lbs. Power is said to be supplied by a turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder—which the original coupe used—producing 408hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. A potential V8 model is rumored to have a twin-turbo 650hp 4.0L V8, catapulting the car from 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds.
Carbon ceramic stoppers are said to be in the mix, as well as a sport rear differential, adaptive dampers, and a sport-tuned suspension.
Pricing is said to cost around €115,000 or $153,240 US. No word on whether a US-bound version is possible.
– By: Chris Chin