• Apr 20, 2009
As far as classic Audi models go, nothing is as iconic as the legendary "Ur-Quattro". The 1985 Audi Quattro was a beast of a car in its day, even if it only had 160 horsepower. When the new Audi S5 hit the roads, the Ingolstadt fanatics over at Fourtitude stacked the two of them up against each other, but if the latest products of the ever-churning rumormill are to be believed, Audi may be cooking one up a successor of their own.

A report from German car magazine Autobild suggests that the lightweight sport-coupe could carry the "A5 quattro sport" designation and pack a 425-horsepower V6, placing it in between the current S5 and the upcoming RS5. Sounds enticing, if a bit far-fetched. But if Audi wants to build another monster coupe, who are we to complain? Sources peg the revival to take to the streets by 2012.

[Source: Autobild via German Car Scene]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Rats.. I was two minutes too late.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm calling BS. But since we're all talking about how this should be done, my vote would be for a 3-door A3 based fastback with the tt-rs drivetrain and, of course, quattro, ideally with a strong rear bias. And some fade-away rings on the sides. Done.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Right, let's fire up the quattro"

      http://www.vimeo.com/768683
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks great! If it happens, I wonder how much it'll change until production. A 425 horsepower V6.. Amazing.. Who cares about CAFE when this is possible. What were the performance stats for the 1985 Audi Quattro?

      Sal Collaziano
      http://www.audiforum.org/
        • 5 Years Ago
        The 200hp Euro-version built from 1980-1986 did 0-62 in 7.1 and topped out at 222kp/h. The 20v version did 0-62 in 6.2 seconds.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey, HeyHuub.. Thank you! Those are some very impressive numbers for the early to mid 80s! I had no idea..

        Sal C.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bring it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Tri-charger system?
      1 supercharger, 2 turbochargers, load of fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I know its just rumor, but I hope they do whore the A5 into more variations. That's a car worth whoring.

      • 5 Years Ago
      The logical successor would have a 5 cylinder engine, perhaps the one from the TT-RS..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed, that engine is going to be a joy. I can't wait to see what MTM will chip it to. I'm currently raising some cash for a S1 replica, based on a shortened Sport Quattro chassis and i hope it can have the TT-RS engine and drive train once available.

        I do think that the ur-quattro spirit lives on in cars like the RS4 and RS6, cars with balls.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Fire up the Quattro."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, so when did 3 year olds start photochopping? I love the "patched on" look of the rings on the side of the car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm diggin those Z LEDs on the headlights
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yea that whole thing is just hot. DO WANT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why not make the entire front-end one gigantic grille?

      A true road-vacuum cleaner
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