Audi has announced that they are creating a production model of the Quattro concept which should be ready for release by 2015, slated for limited production.
Quattro was originally unveiled in 2010, much to the delight of motoring enthusiasts. Deviating a little from the original concept, the model may be a coupe with two doors and four seats. Its wheel base has been reduced by 150 mm. The seats are said to be fashioned out of forged composites. In terms of aesthetics, expect some relentless style as it will include a flat roof, short overhangs, lantern-jawed fender decked out with air inlets, some aggressively bulging fenders, pimped out 20 inch alloy wheels, striking LED lighting units.
While nothing has been confirmed about under-the-hood implications, but if it is anything like the Audi Quattro Concept, it could very well fuelled by a badass, supercharged 2.5 litre-cylinder engine, craftily linked to a six speed gear box. The engine is expected to deliver 402 HP and top speed will stick at 155mph. 0 to 60 mph will be achieved in 3.9 seconds. The Quattro is rumoured to be unveiled on its 35th anniversary in March 2015 and 10 000 units will be manufactured annually. It is apparently being developed under the codename Q35 which probably links back to it being unveiled on its 35th anniversary. Pricing is up in the air at this point but it should range somewhere between the Audi TT and Audi R8 price tags. It could also include a hybrid powertrain that will make provision for the all-wheel drive newcomer at a later date.