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Audi is heading back to the future! Thirty years after the original quattro rewrote the rulebook, Audi has re-imagined its most iconic model for the modern age. But can the Quattro Concept, first shown at the Paris show last month, do justice to its illustrious ancestors? Auto Express was first to put this year's most exciting new model to the test.
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This is the new Audi RS7 and its arch-rival, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Both
are powered by turbocharged V8 engines
and have over 500bhp -but do they really justify their nearly £100,000
price tags? Watch our video review to find out.
The BMW M6 costs just under £98,000 and features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with 552bhp and 680Nm of torque. It'll
sprint from 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of
The Audi has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
yet despite being down on capacity compared to the BMW it produces the same
bhp and has even more torque with a huge 700Nm. Once again top speed is
limited to 155mph, but it hits 60 in just 3.9 seconds.
So, what's the Audi like to drive? Well, the first thing is that it's so
hard to use the performance on the road - it's just so fast that it's
impossible to put it into use.
The one thing the Audi does have is quattro all-wheel drive and a clever
sport differential - that means it doesn't have any of the traction issues
that you get in the M6, and it doesn't work it's stability control as hard.
There's lots of grip, but the problem is it's just a bit inert - there's
not a lot of feel in the steering.
Also, the suspension is a bit odd. The ride isn't great - in fact it's
pretty awful - and all in all it's not a particularly engaging car despite
its speed. It's quite hard to love this car despite the fact that the
engine is so great.
So how does the BMW compare? If anything the BMW engine has a little bit
more character than the Audi engine and there's certainly more fizz to the
driving experience. It's not perfect and it troubles the traction control
quite a lot on a wet road, though.
The biggest problem for this car in a way, though isn't the Audi - it's the
M6's sister car, the M5. This car is substantially more expensive than the
M5 - about £25,000 more than an M5 - and it doesn't offer a huge amount
more in terms of driving.
So the BMW is the best to drive but it's also the nicest to sit in, with
its stylish interior and sporty wrap-around cockpit. The Audi's still feels
posh and is loaded with gadgets but it lacks the BMW's wow factor. However
with its hatchback boot the Audi is the more practical of the pair.
It might cost a lot more money than the BMW M5 but we'd go for the M6 Gran
Coupe - it looks great, sounds fantastic and most importantly it's more fun
to drive than the Audi RS7.
700HP Audi Sport Quattro Concept - Sound & Driving Scenes
Some time ago I filmed the Audi Sport Quattro Concept car - it is said to
have a hybrid engine with a total power of 700 HP. In this video you can
see the original car from Geneva 2013 driving around, parking on its later
display spot and stopping the engine via remote control. In my opinion, it
looks pretty cool, I especially like the chrome finished wheels and the LED
light designs in the front and in the rear of the car.
In the end of the video, you can see a Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50
Anniversarion Roadster, a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
Lang Lang Edition and the all-new Porsche 911 (991) turbo. Check out my channel for further footage of
these awesome supercars.
Camera: Panasonic HC-V727
World premiere at CES 2014: Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept
In the dual headlights, a typical quattro feature, Audi is demonstrating
the future of lighting technology by combining matrix LED and laser light
technologies. Two low-profile trapezoidal elements are visible within the
headlights -- the outer one generates the low beam light using matrix LEDs
and an aperture mask, while the inner element produces laser light for
The powerful laser diodes are significantly smaller than LED diodes; they
are only a few microns in diameter. Illuminating the road for a distance of
nearly 500 meters (1,640 ft), the laser high-beam light has approximately
twice the lighting range and three times the luminosity of LED high beam
lights. In this future technology, Audi is once again demonstrating its
leadership role in automotive lighting technology with a system that will
also be used on the race track in the 2014 R18 e-tron quattro.
The plug-in hybrid drive gives the Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept
fascinating dynamic performance. Its system output is 515 kW (700 hp), and
its system torque is 800 Nm (590.05 lb-ft). Power flows via a modified
eight-speed tiptronic to the quattro drivetrain, which features a sport
differential at the rear axle. The show car's combined fuel consumption,
based on the applicable fuel economy standard, is just 2.5 liters of fuel
per 100 km (94.09 US mpg) -- which equates to CO2 emissions of 59 g/km
The combustion engine is a four-liter V8 with biturbo charging; it produces 412 kW (560 hp) of
power and 700 Nm (516.29 lb-ft) of torque. The cylinder on demand (COD)
system, which deactivates four cylinders under part load and a start-stop
system make the sonorous eight-cylinder engine very efficient. Located
between the 4.0 TFSI and the transmission is a disc-shaped electric motor
that produces 110 kW and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft). It draws its drive energy
from a lithium-ion battery at the rear, which stores 14.1 kWh of energy --
enough for up to 50 km (31.07 miles) of all-electric driving. An Audi
wallbox that is used for charging provides for optimal energy transfer.
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Audi Quattro Concept official promo - narrated
More confirmation that Audi will be taking the Quattro model to production
has surfaced recently.
According to a recent report the Quattro Concept was spotted with
design-studio license plates on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu,
California. The car was being escorted to a photo shoot by the California
When questioned Audi employees let it slip that the car was, indeed, headed
The result of the video shoot is this video fully edited.
Audi Quattro - Fifth Gear Legends
Graham gets behind the wheel of an original Quattro to find out exactly why
it's such a fast car icon and why it deserves to be called a Fifth Gear
The Audi e-tron Spyder in Malibu, California
The Audi e-tron Spyder features what is without a doubt the most advanced
and simultaneously the most consistent evolution of the current Audi design
language, while also providing initial hints at the design language of
future Audi sports cars. It reinterprets the most important design elements
that already characterized the previous e-tron concept vehicles. This also
ensures the necessary formal differentiation to the purely electric-powered
Audi e-tron shown at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show. The two-seater is
equipped with a 300-hp twin-turbo V6 TDI
at the rear axle and two electric motors producing a total of 64 kW at the
front axle. The Audi e-tron Spyder's low total weight of 3,196 lbs combined
with the high-torque TDI and the two electric motors results in respectable
performance. The car accelerates to 60 in less than 4.5 seconds, and top
speed is electronically governed at 155 mph.
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710 HP STaSIS Engineering R8 V10 Spyder
The Smoking Tire hits the canyons with one of the fastest Audi's on the
road: Stasis Engineering's Supercharged R8 5.2 FSI. Matt Farah wrings out
the red Spyder on an empty canyon road, proving that no amount of horsepower is ever too much.
2014 Audi RS7: Top Speed Bahnstorming in Germany! - Ignition Ep. 80
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the new Audi RS7 through
over 500 miles of German roads, including top-speed blasts on the
unrestricted Autobahn. With 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of
torque from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter
V-8, the RS7 eclipses even the R8's 5.2-liter V-10 in power delivery. We
find out just how monstrous the resulting acceleration is -- as well as the
top speed -- though the green countryside of southern Germany.
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Audi Quattro Concept - First Drive
We drive Audi's sexy Quattro Concept - slowly - in the hills of Malibu,
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