At late month’s IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, the new Audi Sport Quattro Concept was revealed. Since that time, the Audi AG official Facebook page has reached 100,000 likes and the automaker has decided to celebrate by releasing the long-awaited official trailer video for the Audi Sport Quattro Concept!
The Audi Sport Quattro is built as a plug-in performance hybrid developing 700 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. A modified eight-speed tiptronic transmission will try and tame all that power. Much of the styling inspiration was taken from the original Quattro built back in the 1980s. The rally version of that car went on to many victories in WRC as well as the 1987 Pikes Peak hill climb at the hands of Walter Röhrl.
As the name implies, the Audi Sport Quattro uses Audi’s long-standing Quattro drive system to send power to all four wheels. The rear axle will receive a sport differential.
A twin-turbo V8 will provide 560 hp of the 700 hp total. The remaining 140 hp will come from the electric motor. When used together, the electric and petrol engine will get the Sport Quattro to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds on the way to a top speed of 189 mph. The acceleration figures aren’t bad at all for a car weighing 4,078 lbs.