The German automaker Audi has a rich racing history that includes the introduction of the world’s first four wheel drive performance machine that ignited the ultra powerful Group B era of rally competition. As part of the car builder’s 100th anniversary, Audi is set to debut a new concept car called, Project Anniversario. The all new Audi will be the spiritual successor to the urQuattro and pick up where the short wheelbase Quattro S1 Rally car left off and is set to be unveiled sometime in 2012.

The Audi Project Anniversario Concept will be inspired by the Audi Sport Quattro S1 and will have all four wheels pushed to the corners with shorter overhangs and a twin-turbo V6 tuned to send 425 HP to all four wheels. The car will feature a few revised body panels with a set of boxed fenders, a decently sized rear wing and plenty of vents in the hood, just like the original. The car will weigh in at only 1,400 kg and will come with a few lightweight drive train parts, a miniaturized air conditioning compressor and some electrically operated accessories all in the name of efficiency.

Audi is also considering the application of a hybrid energy recovery system in a final production version as well as using the 400 HP version of the TT RS’s five-cylinder turbo as a potential application. After all, the original Audi Sport Quattro was powered by a turbo five cylinder.

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