Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept
if you find that the Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept is somewhat familiar, let us assure you that you probably haven’t seen it until the ninth, but it does bear some remembrance to the Giugiaro Parcour Concept that appeared at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year. not surprisingly, cos’ it was designed in collaboration with the designers from Italdesign Giugiaro, the designer of the Parcour all-terrain supercar. the similarity in form is unmistakable, but it does bear quite a bit of Audi-ish marks, of which, we find the front end has a striking resemblance to the R8. this two-seater, re-thought crossover concept is powered by a newly developed 5.0-liter V10 turbo-diesel has over 544 horsepower (400 kW) and delivers a metal-twisting 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb-ft) of torque at, wait for this… just 1,500 rpm. absolutely mind blowing, no doubt. together with a beefed up 7-speed S-tronic, this 1,900 kilograms (4,189 lbs) monster is able to launch from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds and on the way to a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph).
key highlights (apart from a drool-worthy look) include a set of 22-inch rolling stocks wrapped with 235/50 tires up front and 295/45 at the rear, adaptive air suspension withe electronically controlled dampers, driver-adjustable ground clearance (normal, 30mm lower or 40mmm higher), carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs, and a specially developed Quattro drivetrain with integral steering (essentially, a more advanced four-wheel steer system) that allows for tighter turns at low to moderate speeds and more stability when turning at high speed. like the Parcour, the Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept has cameras in place of mirrors and images from the outside greets the driver via small monitors located at the A-pillars for side mirrors and on the center display mounted on the headlining would be the rearview mirror. no word on whether the Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept will be seeing the light of production (but you already know the answer, don’t you), but we sure hope to see it rolling round the streets or unintended paths in near future. for now, some awesome images, like those found after the break, would be suffice for us.