The Cars That Money Can’t Buy – Audi Quattro Concept

Sun 12th Aug 2018

Sometimes your wallet won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never go into production.

Audi Quattro Concept
When German manufacturer Audi wanted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic Quattro brand they had a big job on their hands? Whilst the original Quatrro broke ground by being a pioneering four-wheel drive with a turbo-charged engine, this was a car that looked great when deep in the heart of rally action, but those boxy looks just didn’t really cut it on the roads of Europe. When we think concept, we often think sexy, sometimes space-age, but definitely futuristic. So how can you best remember an ugly beast?

The two-door coupe which Audi revealed to the public at the 2010 Paris Motor Show featured a 2.5l TFSI engine and a 6-speed gearbox, which had been borrowed from the Audi RS5, in essence, the Quattro concept was a bit of a mish-mash of all Audi’s best coupes of the time.

Critics at the time raved about the Quattro concept, and those ‘In The Know’ at the Audi factories were giving strong hints that a new-look Quattro based on the concept would go to production with a limited run of 500 vehicles. But a little over two years after its debut, the Audi Quattro project was canned, with all focus for the company put into the R8 revamp.

Though the Quattro Concept was a brief short blast of excitement for fans of the rally classic, it did leave a tiny legacy for the future of Audi as many of the design elements, including the carbon fibre, magnesium and aluminium materials which featured heavily (or should that be lightly). Sadly, the Quatrro Concept’s satnav system, which featured rally-driver style notes and instructions has yet to be transferred across to any of the Audi range of coupes.

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