Despite costing over $500 million dollars to get it into production, VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn favors putting the Audi Quattro Concept into limited production, as a sort of halo vehicle for the brand.
In an interview with Motor Trend, Winterkorn stated his desire to produce the Quattro, which would be based on the same platform as the Audi RS5, and has already endured 3 years of development work. The biggest difference between the existing RS5 and the Quattro is their respective weights – the RS5 weighs around 3800 pounds, while the Quattro is expected to weigh 2900. The lightweight body and 5-cylinder powertrain help shed pounds and bring the car much closer to the 1980′s Audi Quattro than the more luxurious RS5.
[Source: Motor Trend]