If the reports and rumors are true, there could be a modern version of the legendary Audi Sport Quattro returning to production in 2015.
Developed to homologate the rally racing version of the car, Audi previously released a limited run of the Sport Quattro with a 2.1-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine capable of 302 hp. Few of the cars were built and it never became a part of the brand’s mainstream line, but recent reports suggest that the car will return as a 35th anniversary edition in 2015.
Internally called the Q35, the car will also rely on a five-cylinder engine, though this time it will be a 2.5-liter unit with 380 hp. Said to be sold exclusively with Audi’s S-tronic DSG gearbox, the car will also only be offered in all-wheel drive configuration.
Expect the car to be priced above the TT and below the R8, possibly in the same ballpark as the Mercedes C63 AMG or BMW M3. If that turns out to be true, it would mean that the car will be priced very close dollar-for-dollar with its predecessor, which cost the equivalent of about $71,500. As far as styling goes, there isn’t any official word, but the concept (seen above) that debuted in 2010 could offer some insight.
GALLERY: Audi Quattro Concept
[Source: Auto Bild]