Audi quattro spyder concept prototype
Body design :
Petrol engine 2.8 liters
Audi quattro spyder is the name of a sports car study by Audi AG . It was originally intended to be built as a production vehicle, but only a prototype was produced. The name refers to the Sports Coupé series Audi quattro .
At the IAA in Frankfurt, the quattro spyder 1991 was presented to a broad public. It was a sports coupe with aluminum body , a transversely-mounted V6 - mid-engine with 128 kW and permanent four-wheel drive . As wheels were planned for that time bulky 205/55 / ZR 18 tires on 7J x 18 aluminum wheels. There were already in sufficient quantities pre-registrations of prospective buyers. However, in the "last second", after advertising material in the form of leaflets, informational films and miniatures had been produced, the project was stopped due to excessively high production costs and canceled without replacement. Overall, only one, originally orange prototype was built, which was repainted for photos in dark green ( gomera-metallic ). Then was painted again to fidji-orange. However, to this day, due to these press photos, there is a belief that there are several vehicles. The prototype was to exhibited in the museum mobile of Audi in Ingolstadt .
Although the quattro spyder was never built in series, certain elements of the concept were used in future Audi vehicles. In 1994, Audi launched the first production vehicle with an aluminum body in the form of the A8 . The built in quattro spyder V6 engine found in almost unchanged construction, but as a longitudinally mounted front engine , use in the then new series Audi 100 C4 and Audi 80 B4 and in the convertible and coupe , each under the model designation 2.8E and the engine code AAH . In the convertible this was still used until the year 2000.
The idea of a compact (sports) coupe in the manner of the quattro spyder was initially discarded at Audi again. Only the Audi Coupé was - after slight adjustments to the then current look of the B4 and introduction of more powerful engine variants - continued to 1996. In 1995, the Audi TT was presented as a four-cylinder front-engined coupe at the IAA and went with slight modifications from 1998 in series.
In the meantime Audi has again developed a mid-engined sports coupe for the Audi R8 , which has been available since 2007.
Body design :Coupe (aluminum body)
Engine: V6 Petrol 2.8 liters (128 kW)
Engine location: mid-engine
Drivechain: Four-wheel drive
Length: 4225 mm
Width: 1768 mm
Height: 1173 mm
Empty weight: 1100 kg