The Audi Q3 is expected to debut commercially in 2010. The three-door only SUV will be aimed as more of a lifestyle/sports car, rather than for the family/off-road market its larger Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 siblings aim for. Audi Q3 will be underpinned by the Volkswagen A platform of the VW Golf, the same as the VW Tiguan small SUV. The car will combine a Transverse engine layout with flexible steering and suspension offers. The Audi Q3 will borrow many Golf V, or possibly Golf VI, components, such as a DSG Twin-clutch Gearbox transmission and a 147 kW (197 hp) 2.0 FSI turbo engine featured in the current Golf GTI. The car should also feature a 171 kW (229 hp) 3.0 turbo-diesel V6 & a 210 kW (282 hp) 3.6 FSI V6 for the flagship stormer, the Audi Q3S.
The Audi Pikes Peak Quattro was a Sport utility vehicle concept car created by German automobile manufacturer, Audi. The Audi Pikes Peak Quattro was first introduced at the 2003 North American International Auto Show. The Audi Pikes Peak Quattro was named after the famed hillclimbing course, Pikes Peak which they taken overall wins and broken records during the 1980s, because of its off-road capability. The Pikes Peak quattro uses a twin-turbocharged 4.2 L direct injection V8 engine. This engine develops 500 horsepower and 465 pound-feet (630 Nm of torque, and features DOHC with 5 valves per cylinder. Acceleration is 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). The Audi Pikes Peak Quattro is well-suited for off-road use with its high ride height, Quattro All-Wheel Drive, and power rack and pinion steering.
The Audi Nuvolari Quattro was a concept car created by Audi. This vehicle was first introduced at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show. It was what Audi planned to become the vision of their next Gran Turismo vehicle. The Nuvolari Quattro had a 5.0 L twin-turbocharged V10 FSI engine rated at 600 hp (441 kW). It could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in about 4.1 seconds. Torque on the Nuvolari Quattro was rated at 750 N·m (553 ft·lbf). The Nuvolari quattro used Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. The Nuvolari Quattro was named after one of the most famous and legendary race car drivers of all time, Tazio Nuvolari. Nuvolari gained 61 Grand Prix victories and died in 1953. Fifty years after his death, the Audi Nuvolari Quattro was created in his memory. Audi subsequently developed the Nuvolari Quattro into the new A5 and S5 range.
Audi subsequently decided to produce it as the R8, partly named after their very successful Race Car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times. It was the third and final concept car designed by Audi after the Pikes Peak quattro & Nuvolari quattro. The Le Mans quattro has a vast number of technical features which include the headlights which are made out of small LEDs. The frame of the body is all made of aluminium, called Audi Space Frame (ASF), while the outer skin is made out of carbon fibre. The Le Mans quattro also featured the magnetic ride suspension which is also featured in the new Audi TT which gives the car a firmer and more responsive drive & is supposed to handle very well. As it says Quattro in its name, it uses the Quattro 4-wheel drive system to give perfect grip as well as a firm ride with the magnetic ride suspension.
Audi Le Mans Quattro:
Power: 449 kW (602 Hp) / 610 bhp
Torque: 553 lb·ft (750 N·m)
Engine: 5l turbocharged V10
0–100 km/h: 3.7 s
The Audi Avus Quattro was a supercar-styled concept car from the German car manufacturer, Audi. It was first introduced at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. The Avus Quattro had an aluminum exterior, which made it a lightweight, sleek and safer automobile. The Avus Quattro’s engine was supposed to be a 6.0 L 60-valve 12-cylinder engine producing 509 hp (380 kW), capable of accelerating the car from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in about 3 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h). The exact car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, however, had a dummy made of carefully painted wood and plastic for an engine because at the time, such a powertrain was still in development; Audi-made W12 engines were not available to buyers until Audi presented its flagship A8 a few years later.
The Audi Avantissimo was a concept car by the German automobile manufacturer Audi. The Audi Avantissimo debuted at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. Audi planned the Avantissimo to be luxurious and distinguished, but very swift at the same time. Many of its styling cues are visible on the next-generation 2004 Audi A8. The Audi Avantissimo had a 4.2 L V8 engine equipped with twin turbochargers. This engine developed about 430 hp (321 kW) and 600 lb·ft (810 N·m) of torque. The Avantissimo had a six-speed automatic transmission and also had quattro all wheel drive.
The A1 was presented for the first time at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show as the Audi Metroproject Quattro concept car. The concept seats four and features a new hybrid powertrain. With this powertrain, a 1.4 L (85.4 cu in) 148 bhp (110.4 kW) engine drives the front wheels while a 40 bhp (29.8 kW) electric motor provides power to the rear wheels. The electric motor is also capable of producing 148 lb·ft (200.7 N·m) of torque.