The Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept Is A V10 Diesel Offroading Demon

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It looks like there's no shortage of crazy pills over at Audi these days! Here's a surprise concept they're dropping on us at the Frankfurt Motor Show: the Audi Nanuk Quattro concept. With V10 TDI power, huge tires and Lamborghini looks, it's here to party on or off the road.

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Audi says the Giugaro-designed, two-seat concept car is powered by a mid-mounted 5.0-liter diesel V10 with an insane 544 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. While it weighs a hefty 4,200 pounds, Audi says it's fast enough to hit 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds.

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There's also a trick steering system that lets the rear wheels turn up to nine degrees in the opposite direction of the front wheels, greatly reducing the car's turning radius.

If I have just one complaint about it, it's that it looks an awful lot like an Audi-fied version of the Giugaro Parcour Concept from Geneva earlier this year. They come from the same studio, so I doubt that's a coincidence.

Is it headed for production? That seems unlikely. I don't care though. I want to race it anywhere and everywhere.

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victorioussecret
Victorious Secret

Audi, we need to have a serious talk.

Stop making all these concepts if you're never going to follow through with any of them. We're still waiting for that goddamn V12 R8 TDI. That would've been one unique supercar with its own characteristics and joys.

The R8 could've been this, but instead is a cut rate Gallardo. How is that even fun?