Audi has yet another concept up its sleeve for Frankfurt. The German automaker will present the nanuk quattro concept, a sports crossover with a 5.0 V-10 TDI engine producing 544 hp, 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb.-ft.) of torque and 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.8 seconds and maximum speed of 305 km/h (189.52 mph).
The concept’s wheelbase is 2,710 mm (106.69 in); it is 4,541 mm (178.78 in) long, 1,990 mm (78.35 in) wide and 1,337 mm (52.64 in) tall. The body is a lightweight, aluminum Audi Space Frame with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer parts in Extreme Red color.
The two-seater concept is the product of a collaboration between Audi and designers at Italdesign Giugiaro and has fuel economy of 7.8 liters per 100 km or 30.16 US mpg on average.
The concept features adaptive air suspension with electronically controlled dampers, a distinctive, next-generation technology from Audi that allows the driver to manually adjust the ground clearance in three stages: normal, 30 millimeters (1.18 in) lower or 40 millimeters (1.57 in) higher.
Instead of traditional dials, the futuristic Audi has “a freely programmable instrument cluster” that the driver can customize the displayed information. The rear-view mirror is replaced by a center display mounted in the headlining and instead of exterior mirrors, the car is equipped with digital monitors in the area of the A-pillars, which display the images from the cameras on the doors.
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