As a follow up to the Quattro concept that was unveiled in 2010, Audi is bringing the Audi Sport quattro concept to next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
As a follow up to the Quattro concept that was unveiled in 2010, Audi is bringing the Audi Sport quattro concept to next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The overall shape is similar to the original concept, but with updates like Audi Matrix LED headlights and a restyled rear end.
The big news is what powers the Sport quattro concept, which is a new plug-in hybrid system that packs a total 700 horsepower. The plug-in hybrid system features a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 560 horsepowr and 516 lb-ft. of torque. A cylinder on demand system deactivates four cylinders when they aren’t needed and a start-stop system helps keep things efficient.
Between the 4.0L engine and the eight-speed transmission is a disc shaped 110 kW electric motor that is powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. The Sport quattro concept can travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone. A choice of three modes is available. EV mode is for purely electric driving; Hybrid mode for maximum efficiency and Sport mode for maximum performance. The Sport quattro concept can also reach 0-62 mh in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph.