Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
All-wheel drive has proliferated across the industry, but lest we forget one of its originators, Audi unveiled the stunningly muscular Quattro Concept at the Paris Auto Salon.
Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Audi's iconic traction system, the Quattro Concept draws its inspiration from the legendary 1980 Audi Ur-Quattro. Like the original, the new concept keeps its weight under 3,000 lbs and is powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine. Based on the Audi RS5, the Quattro Concept delivers 408 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission (in place of the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox) to all four wheels with a power-to-weight ratio equal to that of the top-of-the-line R8 5.2 FSI.
Unfortunately this is just a show car for the time being, but if this is a sign of where Audi is heading, color us excited.