New Audi Sport quattro concept revealed - packs 690bhp

Audi has unveiled a new updated conceptual successor to the legendary Sport quattro form the 80s with a 690bhp pV8 petrol hybrid power.

The concept was first shown in 2010 and the new model has an evolutionary design along with a new powertrain.

Dressed in bright yellow, the 2013 Sport Quattro concept is finished in bright yellow and main design highlights include a large hexagonal front grille, aggressive LED headlights, large air vents in the front bumper, rear spoiler, tail lights united by thin red bar and 21-inch centre-locking alloy wheels with a five-spoke design.

The fenders and doors are made from aluminium, while the roof, bonnet and rear hatch are made from carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP).
The 1,850 kg concept measures 4602mm in length, 1964mm in width and is 1386mm tall, with a 2784mm wheelbase.

The plug-in hybrid drive combines a 553bhp 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 with 700Nm of torque. The cylinder on demand system, which deactivates four cylinders under part load, and a start-stop system make the sonorous eight-cylinder unit very efficient.

Located between the 4.0 TFSI unit and the transmission is a disc-shaped electric motor producing another 110 kW and 400 Nm of torque for a combined power output of 690bhp.

Purely in EV mode the range is up to 31 miles thanks to a 14.1 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery in the rear.

When both engines work together, the Audi Sport quattro concept accelerates from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and the top speed is 189 mph.

The Sport quattro concept will make its public debut next week in Frankfurt.

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