Audi Quattro Could Sport 2.5L Turbo With 360 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Audi’s crazy Sport Quattro Concept could turn out to be more than an aggressive looking, heavy and imaginary hybrid sports car.

A new report indicated that Audi CEO Rupert Stadler seems bullish on the possibility of it being built. German outlet Auto Motor und Sport report the executive saying the brand built the concept because they are thinking carefully about it and looking for feedback; most of which has been positive so far.

If Audi decides to build it, the production Audi Quattro could be powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine with 340 to 360 hp. Originally making its debut in concept form at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Audi Quattro will unfortunately not pack a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine mated to an electric motor for a pavement pounding 700 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Instead, the road going version will be more realistic with its powerplant choices.

SEE ALSO: Audi Sport Quattro Concept is a 700-HP Hybrid

The production Quattro is expected to weigh in at around 2,866 lbs and when paired with a 340- to 360-hp powerplant, it should be an attractive sports car offering especially with all-wheel drive.

GALLERY: Audi Sport Quattro Concept

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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