• Sep 17, 2010
That mysterious Audi coupe we saw in grainy video form is slowly becoming more clear. The above photo shows off some of the styling lines, even though the curly-Q camo is trying hard to hide them. Originally, the internet was abuzz with word that this vehicle could be related to Audi's all-electric e-tron. Now, however, many are now backing away from that thinking – the large brakes, sporty wheels and shining tailpipes suggest otherwise. This could very likely be an R4 coupe or cabrio prototype basking in the Austrian sun, getting ready for a reverse ski-jump workout and laughing at our attempts to figure out what it is.

Our friends at GermanCarBlog may have a better idea as to exactly what's going on here. They believe this is not the e-tron, not the R4 coupe or cabrio, but the S5-based Audi Anniversario project. That's right folks, we may be staring at a long-awaited update to the beloved Ur-Quattro.

What exactly is sitting under the Van Gogh-esque wrap job remains to be seen. In the meantime, our eyes will remain glued to the 'tubes until we learn more.

[Source: R4um, GermanCarBlog]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      awesome awesome awesome awesome

      the UrQuattro is back!
      • 4 Years Ago
      yessss another german car that i can lease and return once it hit 60k miles. wouldn't want to deal with all the mechanical problems after
        • 4 Years Ago
        lemme guess, you prefer the reliability of a Toyota?? LOL.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In looks like a hatch on steroids cover in Vango.
      • 4 Years Ago
      to: SALLY LEHMAN "..since I bought my fIrst one, a 944 in 84 for $35,000. $85,000 in today's dollars."

      Sally, if you paid $35K for probably one of the worst of the Porsche clones ever, your opinion regarding anything automotive means less than zero.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's an awfully short rear overhang! If the photo shows just camo-covering over sheetmetal and glass, then the rear section is looking a bit foreshortened for me. Those small buttresses are interesting, but again could be part of the camo. Rear wheel/tire to quarter ratio is rather nice given that this is a hatch and it doesn't look under-tired, even with all the camo in place.
      Adam Maxon
      • 4 Years Ago
      it looks like a corrado. newed up though and audified
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is no Etron.. it has tail pipes

      For me, it looks like an A7 coupe
        • 4 Years Ago
        It looks nothing like an A7 coupe. A7 is massive and previews the new A6 architecture. Look how short this is in relation to the wheels :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      even with the camo, it looks awesome...!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder what this means for the TT RS. From the looks/shape of that "R4" though, it should be a VERY hot little car. I hope it becomes a reality, and not just for Europe
        • 4 Years Ago
        It means the RS is the last hurrah for the TT (sales have been slowing for the last couple years), and Audi will replace it. It may or may not be with this, but the TT will be replaced soon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks great so far. Would love a small coupe/hatch thing from them. R4 or anniversary, either way would be tops.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love the room, hate the wallpaper.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it's not a car, it is either a India's new taxi, or a Volkswagen. Still, I am NOT going to pay over $12,000 for it
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