The Audi quattro concept first debuted at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Based on the RS 5 it commemorated the 30th anniversary of the original Audi Quattro and the Audi quattro four-wheel drive system. Audi later shelved the project in 2012.
The Audi quattro concept is set to return to IAA Frankfurt 2013 where it will gain the e-tron moniker. The Audi quattro Sport e-tron Concept will trade its 402 HP 2.5L five-cylinder TFSI engine and RS 5 platform for a 600 hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine paired with a 100 hp e-tron hybrid system and move to the newer A6 platform.
The Audi quattro Sport e-tron Concept expected to tip the scales at 2,645 lbs due to Audi’s extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum. The C7 A6 body also features an all-new aluminum space frame which helps save significant weight over the older RS 5s frame.
The 700 hp Audi quattro e-tron concept is set to debut at IAA Frankfurt 2013 and will feature a pure electronic on demand e-tron system. Sports cars with plug-in hybrid are the major theme of the IAA Frankfurt 2013.The Audi quattro Sport e-tron Concept and will join the Porsche 918 Spyder and the BMW i8 as the latest hybrid sports cars from Germany.
The Audi quattro e-tron concept should be able to achieve a 0-60 sprint in around 3 seconds and a top-speed just over 200 mph.
We will post more information as it arrives and this time we are hoping it makes it to production.
[Source: Auto Build]