What a bomb. Audi dropped a tasty surprise at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it’s called the Nanuk quattro.
The diesel concept car claims a torque output of 1000Nm and a 0-100km/h time of under four seconds. But just look at it. Muscular, brash and somewhat Lamborghini-esque in appearance, the Nanuk is undeniably hot. The folks at Italdesign Giugiaro lent their styling talents to its physique.
A middle-mounted V10TDI engine propels the concept and it produces over 400kW. Like with any high-performance Audi, power is shoved to all four wheels and shifting all this might is a seven-speed S-tronic transmission. The Nanuk weighs around 1900 kilograms, its top speed is rated at 305km/h.
They say it’s as agile as it looks too, mostly thanks to a four-wheel steering system. According to Audi it shortens the wheelbase by virtually 100 centimetres, making for a shorter turning circle.
As the Germans do, Audi thought about the pragmatic aspects too. So the entire rear bodywork can be flipped upward, in one piece like a race car, for maintenance work. And the boot is at the front of the car, like you’d find in an R8, with purported room for a golf bag.
Inside you’ll find a trick instrument panel, which doesn’t exclusively house the tachometer and speedometer, but instead allows the driver to choose the information he or she wants to see. Conventional side-mirrors have been ditched in favor of cameras, which relay their views to two tablet-like screens in the corner of the interior A-pillars.