Despite Lamborghini’s Stephan Winkelmann moving over to head Audi Sport GmbH—the ‘fun’ side of the German brand—no fun is to be had in anything resembling the desirably derivative Audi Sport Quattro concept from 2013. It is officially dead.
Everybody got a huge kick out of the Audi Sport quattro Concept that debuted in Frankfurt last year. But with a 700 horsepower hybrid V8 drivetrain, it seemed unlikely it would be come real. Now Audi says that it might — but with some tweaks.
It's January, and that means it's once again time for automakers to show off the latest in slick technology at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. Audi's bringing a familiar concept to the party, only this time it comes with lasers. Freaking lasers, y'all!
I knew all about this concept before I got to the show, including its problems. But after seeing it in person, I feel like Audi should reconsider its status.
When I saw the concept drawing for the Audi Sport quattro, I was stoked. I thought it looked so aggressive and wild. But it was a concept drawing, and those always look outlandish. Here's the real thing, and it's not as aggressive as I hoped. I hate drawings.
Have you seen a face this aggressive on a car before? I'm gonna say no, unless you count the Predator as a car.