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 |  Sep 25 2012, 1:30 PM

7-Audi quattro concept

The Audi quattro concept is a vehicle that celebrates 30 years of the Audi quattro four wheel drive system. The Concept also commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the Audi Quattro’s debut at the 1980 Paris Motor Show. The concept shown off at the 2010 Paris Motor Show points back to Audi’s heritage in its five-cylinder engine and proven all-wheel drive system.

That five-cylinder engine puts out an astonishing 408 hp thanks to turbocharging, and this allows the vehicle to sprint to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The concept is actually based on an Audi RS5, but in the process of shortening the wheelbase, loses the rear-seats. Still, inside you’ll find a typically clean and luxurious Audi interior, and the vehicles’s infotainment system can be set up to provide track notes when racing a rally.

The Quattro concept paints the picture of a true sports car, with it’s tiny engine, and light-weight construction. At 2,866.01 lbs, this concept is more than 400 lbs lighter than even the Audi TT RS. This gives the vehicle a power-to-weight ratio comparable to the V10 equipped R8 supercar. While the Quattro concept was supposed to lead to a production vehicle, the idea was shelved.