Owns the original study design quotes
Who can discover the new concept car to spontaneous regeneration of former evolutionary stage of the Audi Quattro coupe features, namely either clairvoyant talent and / or is familiar with the intelligent design strategies that can produce a subtle way, very credible references to the past – over the adaptation type-specific design elements. When as in this case would be: The “sharpness of the face” (Egger) with the large black air intakes, the horizontal air vents above the stylish Audi rings made of carbon and the asymmetrical arrangement of the air intake on the bonnet.
During the recessed rear window at the C-pillar only as a trace element of is to decipher just over a quarter of a century-designed themes, the horizontally oriented rear shows with the black horizontal stripes had a strong optical proximity to the original. Significant agreement have also the typical kink in the A-pillars and – the powerfully contoured to C-pillar – even more clearly. This is typical in their development over a flat roof, creating even with the new interpretation of the Quattro Sport model those squat sturdiness with which also saw the example of his time to stir.
Study is based on the Audi RS5
The rebirth of the rigid, black rubber spoiler in the form of an automatically retracting from its designer bed carbon wing acts not like a foreign object in the design of quotations but richly blessed body. Those grants also consistent with an optical flaw that characterized their ancestors across a remarkable way: the formerly quite long overhangs – particularly at the front end – have given way to extremely short ends, which emphasizes the compactness of the built based on the current Audi RS5 Concept Car clearly . Compared to the current four-seater sports coupe’s wheelbase by 150 millimeters of the study is reduced to 2.60 meters and the roof height was lowered by 40 millimeters.
In comparison to the petite 15-inch wheels of the ancestors to accept the modern 20-inch model made of the Quattro GmbH in Heilbronn-built single piece as large rolls, so that the aluminum-made body again gains additional sturdiness. The obligation of having to implant analog of the model to a drive train, the famous Quattro principle in general and in particular sport quattro specification requirements, emerged as a relatively easy task. For the Audi kit all the necessary components to latest technical standards are available.
Concept car with a five-cylinder engine
The front longitudinally mounted, now with 408 hp and a torque of 480 Newton meters An incoming five-cylinder turbo from the current Audi TT RS is followed by a manually operated six-speed manual transmission, from which in a perfect Quattro manner, the torque on a crown- center differential on all four driving wheels will be passed. A modern dual-clutch gearbox which would significantly to the Col de Turini and white painted face considerably better road racer. But as a new, compelling evidence in terms of lightweight design expertise should be taken up, liked the weight of the account in early design phase probably does not unnecessarily burden.
Finally, it was, the announced target weight – 1300 kg Kerb – strictly adhered to. Thus, the study is practically on par with the Quattro Sport from 1984 – and incidentally offers the latest Audi TT RS noticed by an impressive 200 kilograms. With the power to weight ratio of only 3.2 kilograms per PS could the 408-hp five-cylinder Sport Quattro so loosely involved with a promising race with the 525 hp Audi R8 V10.
While the overall length and width and thus indirectly the level of sport coupes based largely on the technical status quo – see the Audi TT RS engine and Audi RS 5-powertrain – to tap located inside the two-seater coupe whole new worlds. The striking simplicity of modern minimalism in the cockpit follows: loops as door openers and air conditioning are just as close in as little processed posh, with tucks occupied seat covers made from the finest leather and helmet pockets instead of the rear seat.
They are in finger-reach behind the steering wheel vertically arranged rows of switches in its practicality as convincing as the new, visor-like running, fully digital instrument panel. The simplicity and straightforwardness of the cockpit was noisy Carsten Monnerjan, the designers responsible for the interior, the declared goal. As a fortunate side aspect, this solution of the usual Schalterwust now reduced to a minimum.
Study as a harbinger of future models
The study assumes that in its simple elegance, the manageable size and not the exaggerated acting engine of some of the way, what possibly will be accepted soon as a broad consensus – almost cut, light technical and highly specialized vehicle concepts. It would be highly regrettable if the Quattro GmbH is not immediately signal the start of production of the Audi Sport Quattro would receive.
Although under California sun despite sheriff’s escort either with the object of study nor the present in perfect original condition ancestors barely faster than 100 km / h could be driven and the maximum achievable lateral acceleration on the Beach Boulevard in Malibu aptly resembled those of a Hollywood swing: that we are dealing here with a very convincing offer driving dynamics, because, given the positive conception is not the slightest doubt.