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 |  Nov 30 2013, 8:16 AM

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Twice now, Audi has shown off a next-generation quattro concept, but this time around we might actually see it head to production.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 7:36 PM

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Ahead of its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi Sport has revealed its quattro concept as one stunningly beautiful machine.

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 |  Aug 14 2013, 4:29 PM

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Audi has revealed design sketches of its updated Quattro concept, with the new car making the original look as tame as a VW Golf.

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 |  Aug 13 2013, 7:02 PM

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Audi will be unveiling a new Quattro concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, previewing the German automaker’s new design language.

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 |  Nov 19 2012, 11:35 AM

Forgotten Concepts


Every new auto show brings another exciting round of wild concept cars. But do these ideas ever make it to reality?

Some do, but many don’t – or they’re so “evolved” that you wouldn’t recognize them. As a result, it’s often tough to get excited about these often far-flung concepts.

Originally slated to hit dealerships, historically, many get dropped from the lineup before they ever see the production line. Here are some of the very best concepts, that are now just collecting dust.

 |  Oct 03 2012, 8:15 PM

The Audi Quattro concept that was shown off two years ago at the Paris Motor Show will never see the light of production, as the German automaker has decided to axe the vehicle.

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 |  Sep 25 2012, 1:30 PM

Ten Paris Show Reveals



It’s the time of year when automakers go on a wonderful vacation to Paris and show off the latest and greatest vehicles. The Paris Motor show is here, and there are quite a few vehicles that are slated to be revealed this year.

Since the show comes around every-other year, some automakers use it as a great excuse to show off the latest concepts and production vehicles. This years show features a ton of great looking vehicles like Peugeot’s Onyx Supercar concept (seen above.)

Here’s our list of the Ten Paris Motor Show reveals from the past few years that are worth a look back on.

Check out AutoGuide’s coverage of the 2012 Paris Motor show here. 

 |  Oct 13 2010, 9:08 AM

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It’s one of those concept cars that you really wish they’d make. And it looks like our wished might just come true with Audi development boss Stefan Reil commenting that the Quattro Concept unveiled at the Paris Auto Show is undergoing a thorough evaluation for a limited production run.

Making 408-hp from a turbocharged 2.5-lit4r 5-cylinder and weighing just 3,000 lbs. the Quattro is an homage to the original Quattro Coupe.

Reil admitted that there’s no guesswork when it comes to the engineering of the vehicle, as that’s already been figured out, suggesting the Paris show car is a fully functional vehicle. After all, it does ride on the RS5 chassis and used an engine donated from the TT-RS – both production vehicles.

The car itself would be built in limited numbers at VW’s newly acquired design firm Italdesign in Milan.

GALLERY: Audi Quattro Concept

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 |  Sep 30 2010, 5:57 AM

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6 speeds. 5 cylinders. 4 wheels putting power to the ground. The Audi Quattro Concept is everything we could ever want from the 4-ringed brand, but unfortunately, it’s still a concept car at this stage.

The Quattro concept weighs in at around 3,000 lbs is moved by a 5-cylinder turbo motor, producing 408 horsepower and 354 lb-ft through a 6-speed manual gearbox and a quattro all-wheel-drive system. Inside, Sparco seats and an MMI system with a built-in rally computer help keep the driver planted.

The car is said to pay homage to the Ur-Quattro of the 1980s, that dominated rally stages across the globe. We think it’s a fitting tribute, and can’t wait to see it for sale.

GALLERY: Audi Quattro Concept

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Official release after the jump:

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 |  Sep 29 2010, 5:21 PM

Audi‘s Quattro Concept was revealed ahead of the Paris Auto Show today, ending speculation that this car was actually the long rumored R4 baby sports car.

Harkening back to the light-weight Ur-Quattro of the 1980′s, the Quattro concept weighs in at around 3,000 lbs and features a 5-cylinder turbo motor, pumping out 408 horsepower and 354 lb-ft through a 6-speed manual gearbox and a quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Sparco seats and an Audi MMI system modeled after a rally computer feature inside, as does the usual gorgeous Audi interior. Look for more content shortly as the Paris Auto Show gets underway.

GALLERY: Audi Quattro Concept

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