Audi developed the Audi nanuk quattro concept show car in collaboration with the designers from ItalDesign Giugiaro. It was based on the Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour concept unveiled earlier the same year at the Geneva Motor Show.
Unlike the Parcour, the Audi nanuk quattro concept is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter diesel V10, with 544 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. It's surprisingly efficient, can reportedly achieve up to 30 miles per gallon. It's crossover concept combines the dynamics of a mid-engine sports car with the versatility of a sporty recreational vehicle for any stage of life and for any surface – equally at home on the race track, the highway or a winding country road as it is off-road in the sand or in the snow.
The load-bearing body structure is a lightweight, aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF). Components made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) comprise the outer skin and are finished in Extreme Red. The doors open upward at an angle. Delicate, wing-shaped cameras replace the exterior mirrors. Behind the door opening is a large, vertical sideblade like that on the Audi R8 high-performance sports car. It feeds intake air to the V10 TDI engine. (autoblog.com)
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