The Audi quattro concept is still being analyzed for a potential production version that could come out before the end of the decade. It was at the 2010 Paris Motor Show when the appealing concept was unveiled and now the company’s newly appointed design director Marc Lichte says Audi is still thinking about rolling out a production version.
In an interview with British magazine Autocar, Lichte mentioned that if green-lighted for production, the model will be even more radical than the 2010 concept and the 2013 Sport quattro concept. The project has been officially restarted according to Lichte who went on to say it’s still a secret and there will be some surprises.
We remind you the 2010 Audi quattro concept was equipped with a five-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine developing 408 HP (300 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft), enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just 3.9 seconds.
Last year’s version had a bigger twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 TFSI outputting 560 HP (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). It worked with an electric motor generating an extra 150 HP (110 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft), providing the concept with a combined output of 700 HP (515 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft). It hit the 62 mph mark in 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 189.52 mph (305 km/h).