The Audi Quattro Spyder concept was presented at the Frankfurt
Auto Show in 1991. The Quattro Spyder was an aluminium
bodied mid-engine sports car. It would not be until 2008
that Audi would produce a similar car in production form
- this being the superb Audi
Powering the Audi Quattro Spyder was a 2.8 litre V6 developing
174 horsepower and 181 ft/lbs of torque. The 5-speed manual
gearbox sent the power to all four wheels - obvious considering
the 'Quattro' name.
The aluminium body of the Audi Quattro Spyder concept
is roughly 30% lighter than a comparable steel structure,
resulting in an overall weight of 1100 kgs (2425 lbs).
This prominent use of aluminium now features on many of
the models Audi produce today.
When the Audi Quattro Spyder was initially introduced
it drew plenty of attention. However despite the positive
reaction it was to remain a concept, and only two prototypes
were produced, one orange and one green.
Similar and related vehicles:
Audi R8 (production)
Audi Nuvolari Quattro
Audi Le Mans
Audi Shooting Brake
Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro