THE AUDI SPORT QUATTRO IS MORE THAN JUST TECHNOLOGY – QUATTRO IS PHILOSOPHY. THE TERM STANDS FOR DRIVING SAFETY AND SPORTIEST, TECHNICAL COMPETENCE AND A DYNAMIC APPROACH TO LIFE

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The new 690 hp Audi Sport Quattro (ASQ) will begin limited production in 2014.
It was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 30th anniversary of the original short-wheelbase Quattro coupe. Audi received rave reviews for its latest two-door, four-seat concept as the coupe’s “legitimate successor.”

Its styling mixes modernity with influences from the original Sport executed by ItalDesign, the in-house studio for the German firm. It features its permanent 4 wheel-drive (the Quattro) but in this environmentally aware era it has a completely new plug-in hybrid power train that Audi is trying to establish as a premium option.

The 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V8 engine is coupled to a powerful electric motor to provide 690 hp and 590 lb/ft torques, giving the car a respectable 0-100 kph time of 3.7 seconds, plus a 305 kph top speed. Audi prefers the electric motor driving the front wheels because this is more efficient for regenerative braking.

The ASQ claims combined city/highway fuel consumption of 48 kilometers per liter (113 mpg) and it should cost a tad more than the $120,000 US R8 super car.