650-Horsepower Audi Quattro Concept to be Revealed in Frankfurt
At the 2010 Paris Auto Show, Audi unveiled a 402-horsepower Quattro Concept Car, which made quite an impression on the masses. Now, for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi is preparing a successor for the concept.
Apparently this will be the next step made by the company in its attempt to resurrect the legendary Sport Quattro of 1984 and to add a new sports car to its lineup.
The new Quattro concept will feature a radical look and will be sharper and more sculpted than the previous version. It will be built on an A5 platform and will feature a lightweight body that will combine carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), aluminum and magnesium. This will keep the total weight down to about 2,800 pounds.
Under the hood, Audi will install a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine with an output of about 650 horsepower. Of course, permanent all-wheel drive is mandatory and the new concept should go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2011 Audi Quattro Concept.
The 2011 Quattro Concept was powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder attached to a classic six-speed gearbox. This system delivered a total of 402 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The concept could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and up to a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.