An actual road going concept car is a rare thing, and even rarer is it to see a journalist allowed behind the controls. But that's just what Motor Trend's Matt Stone did with the Audi commemorating back-to-back-to-back victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Stone's journey was confined to low speeds around a closed track, but his investigation of the so-called LMq's every physical detail makes for a rewarding read anyway, as the mid-engined sports coupe is almost more art than car. But lest we forget it is a car, there's the 602-hp V10 there to remind us, the Quattro all-wheel-drive which allows the car to snuggle up to every corner, and the six-speed eGear tranny cribbed from the Gallardo. And speaking of, did I mention that the LMq happens to have the same exact footprint of the kiddy Lambo? I didn't? Well, it does, although Audi execs claims that the LMq is not a resheathed G, rather a sibling sharing some genes. There's no word on whether Audi will build the Le Mans Quattro for public consumption, but if they do (and they should), Motor Trend estimates the tag at $150K.


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