Audi Quattro Concept's Fate to be Decided by this Fall

Audi has yet to come to a final decision about producing the Audi Quattro Concept despite reports that it has already received the green light. Quattro boss Stephan Reil has confirmed to Inside Line that a final decision has been delayed, but he is optimistic that the concept will be produced.

The final decision will not be decided until right before the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Audi has a target weight of 3,086 pounds, which would require the use of lots of exotic materials, which would jack up the price. Reil recently stated that the best solution would be “a small-volume exotic car with a production run of 500-1,000 cars.”

The Quattro Concept borrowed its engine from the RS5, but according to Reil it would need more power than it currently puts out in the RS5 “and it needs to be mounted longitudinally instead of transversely.” If the concept is finally given the green light, a production version would be ready in 2-3 years.

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