Audi has released pictures and details of the Audi Quattro concept, which draws inspiration from the 1984 Sports Quattro. In essence the car is a modern Audi as it looks like it is largely based on the RS5 design-wise, apart from the shorter wheelbase and lower roofline.

As the name suggests it will be four-wheel drive with a 40:60 rear biased torque split. It has an excellent power to weight ratio, performance is said to be on par with the 525hp R8 V10! It has a kerbweight of just 1300kg.

This has been achieved by employing Audi Space Frame (ASF), while the hood, rear hatch and various components made out of carbon fibre. When coupled with the concept’s 408hp turbocharged five-cylinder engine, it propels the car to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds.

Inside the weight saving theme continues with leather lined Sparco seats that only weigh 18 kgs. You can still expect modern comforts, as it still has an Audi MMI infotainment system. While on the outside you can find Audi’s signature LED headlamps, that adjust vertically and horizontally.

Pictures available after the jump.

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