You’re looking at the sequel to the 2010 Paris show-debuting Audi Quattro Concept. The born-again study is Frankfurt-bound, and according to Autocar UK, sees a 600 hp 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 collaborating with a 170 hp electric motor to develop a combined 800 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque (previous concept had a 408 hp 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engine).
Equipped with permanent AWD, the new plug-in hybrid concept is reportedly capable of a century sprint time of well under four seconds, as well as a top whack of 300 km/h. There should also be a sports differential with four-wheel torque vectoring and adaptive suspension.
Reports say the new Audi Quattro Concept will ride on the Audi A5‘s MLB platform, which may be altered in this case. Little else is known on the technical front, but more specifics are sure to come as we inch closer to the Frankfurt show in early September.
Autocar UK says the concept, which pays tribute to the glorious Ur-Quattro of 1980, points towards a limited-production model that could go on sale as soon as next year.