700hp (522kW) of combined petrol/electric power; 590lb/ft (800Nm) of torque; all-wheel drive; 0-100km/h (62mph) in 3.7 seconds. Do I have your attention yet? If, like us, you’ve been wondering what ever happened to that awesome Sport Quattro concept that Audi teased us with three years ago, it now seems like it’s been busy turning the initial stylistic study into something closer to a production ready concept. The Sport Quattro Concept will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week and is set to kick off an interesting new direction for Audi – both in design language as well as plug-in hybrid technology. Beneath the chiseled front end is a 560hp, four-liter twin-turbo V8 and a 140hp electric motor, both of which are channelled to all four wheels via an eight-speed transmission. It’s exciting stuff, and another example of how performance cars continue to embrace hybrid technology.
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