To celebrate Sport Quattro’s 30th birthday, Audi plans to unveil 2014 Sport Quattro at Frankfurt Motor Show. While drawing design inspiration from classic Quattro line of machines, such as 1980 Ur-Quattro and 1987 Sport Quattro, Audi modernized the Quattro with a 700 hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. Sports Quattro has borrowed some of its new look from Quattro coupes of the past, notable in C pillars with large flat surfaces and fender blisters and headlamp shape. Grille gets a slightly new design that will be standard in the next generation of Audi’s mainstream production models.
The elegant interiors of the Sports Quattro are more driver focused. The driver has a direct view of the steering wheel, digital instrument cluster and, head-up display. The Quattro’s interior structure is a carbon shell, which in turn also serves as a side door storage compartment. Also notable are the dark grey tones and precise lines of the carbon. Other features designed with ergonomics on mind include sporty racing bucket seats with folding backs, sculpted side bolsters and integrated head restraints up front. In all Quattro can seat four riders including the driver. It also comes with a generous cargo area measuring 10.59 cubic feet.
As for the under the hood improvements, Sports Quattro is equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine which in turn, connected to all four wheels from a modified eight-speed Tiptronic transmission from a disk-shaped electric motor and liquid-cooled, 14.1 kWh ion battery pack. Power from 700 hp engines distributed to all four wheels. According to Audi, Sports Quattro can go from 0 to 30 in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 182.59 mph.
Audi Sports Quattro is available in three modes. Purely electric driving EV mode, the Hybrid mode for maximum efficiency and a Sport mode for maximum performance. Pricing not available.