To mark the 30th birthday of the Sport quattro, Audi presented its legitimate successor at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt.
The Audi Sport quattro concept show car continues the grand quattro tradition, with a stunning coupé design and plug-in hybrid drive with a system output of 700hp.
Audi says quattro is more than just a technology – quattro is a philosophy. The term stands for driving safety and sportiness, technical competence and a dynamic approach to life.
Since the debut of the 'Ur-quattro' in 1980, Audi has sold more than five million cars with permanent all-wheel drive, far more than any other premium manufacturer worldwide.
The strengths of the quattro concept and its successes in racing have been impressively displayed for over three decades now.
One legendary Audi classic is the Sport quattro, which made its debut at the 1983 Frankfurt show and was designed as a homologation model for the World Rally Championship.
With 306hp and many technical innovations, it was the supercar of its day. The short wheelbase, which honed the handling, gave the Sport quattro an unmistakable look.
The competition car wrote racing history: Walter Röhrl drove it to a convincing victory in the 1987 Pike's Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.