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Old 04-21-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Nothing comes close to the legendary “Ur-Quattro” as far as classic Audi models are concerned. Even with only 160hp, the 1985 Audi Quattro was already a monster of a ride during its time. When the latest Audi S5 gets to the streets, the Ingolstadt diehards over at Fourtitude stacked the two of them up against each other, and if the speculations are accurate, Audi may be prepping a successor of their own. There is a suggestion from the German publication Autobild that the lightweight sport-coupe could come with the ‘A5 quattro sport’ name and receive a 425hp V6 unit, positioning it right smack in the middle of the S5 and the impending RS5. Although it sounds tempting, it is somewhat far-flung. But who will complain if Audi decides to create another beast? Informers say that 2012 is the year the revival is set to hit the streets.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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IF (and that's a big IF) it happens it would be damn interesting, but my guess is that even a 425 hp revival of this model won't be as "fun" as the 160 hp original.

I am sure that rendering is pure speculation, but I do think it is a fairly cool and aggressive look for a supposed Ur-Quattro successor.

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Old 04-21-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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FIRE UP THE QUATTRO!
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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My dad had one when we lived in Colorado. Incredibly fun, inline 5, and it went for...wait for it....240k miles.

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:12 PM   #6
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If theyre gonna "revive" the car, why not go all the way and use the inline 5 out of the TT-RS? I'm sure it'd save some weight over a v6, and it'd add more of a historic tie in to the original.

It's just speculation thus far though, but it would be sweet
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