Reborn Quattro gives a hint
Although there were rear seats in the Quattro, they were superfluous as there was simply no space for passengers’ legs.
The front seats are 18kg Sparco carbonfibre motorsport seats while the originals were Recaro.
Yet, for all its motorsport pretensions, with its minimalist floating dash and huge LCD instrument pod, the interior abounds in soft leather, bespoke aluminium and carbonfibre everywhere, including the rearview mirror.
Project engineer Peter Seizinger says: ‘‘If it looks like carbonfibre it is carbonfibre.’’
Is the quattro concept a taste of Audi’s design future? Potthoff says yes. He believes the sharp lines around the headlights and grille will have a presence in future models and the interior’s simplicity will become more prevalent. He also believes the LED headlights that swivel from horizontal to vertical for varying lighting functions will feature in future Audis.
The concept is based on a shortened and lowered version of the magnificent RS5 but with the chassis made of aluminium instead of steel.
In tribute to the original Quattro, it has the same number of cylinders (but a 2.5-litre engine from the TTRS, not like the original 2.2) and even the same weight of 1300kg.
Seizinger says those details were deliberate matched to pay homage to the rally legend.
BACK AGAIN: The Audi Quattro.