The Nanuk is described as a versatile and high-performance sports car, with the two-seater, two-door body packing a sizeable punch under the bonnet.
A mid-mounted 5.0 litre V10 turbo-diesel developing 406kW and no less than 1,000Nm of torque is fitted to the concept, which is enough to propel it from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds.
The Nanuk is also fitted with a seven-speed S-tronic transmission and the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, including rear-wheel-steering.
Despite its 1,900kg kerb weight, the concept can still reach a top speed of 305km/h.
Audi says the Nanuk is equally at home on the race track, the highway or a winding country road along with off-road environments such as sand or snow.
Despite such versatility, however, a sophisticated thermal management system helps to keep fuel consumption down to just 7.8 l/100km.
Underneath, the Nanuk features double wishbone adaptive air suspension, carbon-fibre ceramic brakes and 22-inch wheels. The system will automatically lower the car for highway driving, and then raise the suspension when turning onto a gravel road.
The interior is of minimalist design, but it still features a ‘freely programmable’ instrument cluster and two small monitors in the area of the A-pillars, serving as digital rear-view mirrors.
Audi’s Nanuk Quattro Concept is set to hit the stands at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Stay tuned to TMR for more Frankfurt news soon.
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