The Audi Quattro Concept revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show has, quietly, been trying to get enough traction to make a real run at production. The last we heard about it was April 2011, when the prototype engineers had a running model based on the S5 that was about 500 pounds lighter than an R8. In a poll we ran with that news, nearly 61 percent of you said you'd be interested in buying a production version of the Quattro if it were cheaper than the R8. If a report in German magazine Auto Bild is to be believed, you 61-percenters could be in luck.

Their report presents a coupe that is all kinds of tweener, having a stance "halfway between the Q5 and A5," weight between the A1 and A3, power between the S5 and RS5, and a price between the TT RS and R8. Power's been pegged at 375 horsepower from a 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder (the concept we drove in 2010 put out 408 hp from the same engine), moving a four-seater coupe weighing in at around 3,000 pounds(!). As for price, it's supposedly being plotted to fill the gap between the TT RS and R8. We have no idea what to do with that stance prediction, though, since that would take the production car in the opposite direction of the ground-hugging svelteness of the concept, but even if just three out of four prognostications come true, this will be a seriously lusty piece of metal. With those specs, we'd also think the pricing would lean more toward the R8 end of the scale.

Annual sales predictions have come down to 10,000 per year from the 35,000 initially mentioned. As for when we might see any of them, Auto Bild says the car's internal name of Q35 suggests it would be Quattro's 35th anniversary gift to the world, meaning some time around 2015.


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      Cursethedawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOW! I really like that!
      robespierex
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love it to death, but crank the power back up to over 400 for this ultimate halo car.
        MotionDesigner
        • 2 Years Ago
        @robespierex
        It's not going to be the ultimate halo car. That title stays with the R8. This is a novelty car, which I have absolutely no problem with. I don't mind 375 hp on an AWD car that will only weight about 3,000 lbs. No problem with that at all. It should come in stick.
      lendersmith
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a gorgeous car.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Every time I look at this car I'm staggered by how pretty and aggressive it looks at the same time. I LOVE the looks! The shape is so well balanced visually - I look at it from any angle and just want to hug the thing!
      Mike J
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about replacing the TT with the Quattro
      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car is still beautiful now... but the longer they keep sitting on their hands deciding if they want to produce it or not, the more the design will become dated... and if they finally do decide to produce it 4 years from now, by then they'll need to update the design and who knows if it'll be as attractive as it is now?
      Dreez28
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bravo Audi! That's a great looking car.
      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not an Audi fan but I wish they'd make this car.
      robespierex
      • 2 Years Ago
      OK, I know I have too much time on my hands this morning, but check out this old-school video of Jeremy Clarkston reviewing the 90's Quattro! You can see the heritage clearly. http://www.streetfire.net/video/1990-audi-quattro-top-gear_205547.htm
      Wacko
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only one word WOW
      Malou H
      • 2 Years Ago
      another car praised on its NAME (im looking at you too vanquish which is the same car as every other car aston makes with some skewing and dragging in photoshop) It will look and feel INSIDE like every other audi. Just buy the cheapest one.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Malou H
        oh pathetic little you
        shigllgetcha
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Malou H
        and its better to write it off before its even released just because it has the same name as an icon?
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad it will also most likely be over-priced like every other Audi these days. Shame.
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