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      08-07-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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If BMW will not make E92 M3 csl for us, Audi will.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-...uattro-050809/

Audi Project Anniversario – grandson of Ür Quattro

Ever thought that Audis are a bit on the boring side these days? This one certainly isn't. Project Anniversario is a shot in the arm for Ingolstadt, a hardcore sports coupé carrying on where the ur Quattro and Quattro S1 Rallye left off.

Our artist's impression captures the essence of Project Anniversario – a lighter, stronger, faster Audi S5 Quattro planned for 2012. It was conceived as a back-patting anniversary present to mark Audi's centenary, but that date has now slipped back owing to the global financial slowdown. But the latest intelligence received by CAR suggests that Audi is still deadly seriously about putting the uber-S5 into production.

Project Anniversario: the lowdown

Remember the Quattro S1 Rallye? We certainly do. With a revised version of the original ur-Quattro’s 2.1-litre five-cylinder engine, it kicked out 302bhp over the normal car's 200. The new 2012 car (the neu Quattro?) takes inspiration directly from the S1 with revised body panels, shorter overhangs and a twin-turbo V6 massaged to a fulsome 425bhp.

Project Anniversario is light as well as strong. Audi's engineers are targeting a 1400kg kerbweight; insiders inform us that lighter hang-on body panels, new seats and a revised cabin trim will achieve the 240kg saving over the regular S5. Also in the mix are lighter drivetrain parts, a miniaturised air-con compressor and electrically operated auxiliaries.

Other techincal features under discussion include a Flybrid energy recovery system and a 400bhp version of the TT RS’s five-cylinder turbo.

Visually the new Quattro again takes its inspiration from the S1 with flared wings, bonnet scoops and an angular rear spoiler, depicted in our artist's impression. Rally-inspired alloys finish the purposeful look.

All looks very promising, so why is Audi delaying the project?

As we’ve all noticed, the world is in the grip of the greatest financial depression since the aftermath of WW1. The new model will have to present a solid business case as well as justifying its existence within a Volkswagen group focused on making ecological brand statements. Project Anniversario is signed off and ready to go, but is on hold while the number crunchers do their thing.

If a business case is made, expect to see the uber-Quattro revealed in late 2010 in time for the original Quattro’s 30th anniversary. We can hardly wait.


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      08-07-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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The front looks like the BMW M1 Hommage in worse. This Quattro will never be better than a M3 CSL, do not want turbos nor AWD. If someone wants turbos, he can wait for the next gen. M3. It will be light as a CSL (1400 kg).
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      08-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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do want this, awd, 400+ hp

do not want a m3, they are too big
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      08-07-2009, 09:47 AM   #4
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The front looks like the BMW M1 Hommage in worse. This Quattro will never be better than a M3 CSL, do not want turbos nor AWD. If someone wants turbos, he can wait for the next gen. M3. It will be light as a CSL (1400 kg).
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do not want a m3, they are too big
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      08-07-2009, 09:51 AM   #5
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yawn....

still wouldn't buy it.
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      08-07-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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Looks like a mix between a subaru STi and a Evo to me from the front... not very appealing IMO. I would like the normal S5 body with those specs more.
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      08-07-2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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looks like the offspring of a S5 and a Camaro SS...

but its an interesting concept
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Like the concept but don't like the artists impression much.
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Like the concept but don't like the artists impression much.
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he just slapped on a bunch of vents and a wing
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yawn....

still wouldn't buy it.
that looks horrible
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I just threw up in my mouth.
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he just slapped on a bunch of vents and a wing

yea i was expecting an uber s5 in looks aswell, that rendering is horrifying :/ It looks like an uber "i-sticked-everything-i-could-find-on-it-VW-golf"
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My dream car has always been the Sport Quattro.
It's hard to find a decent Ur Quattro these days.
I would buy this car at any price. I hope that they slap the TT-RS engine in that car and I will buy it no matter how much it cost.
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Looks kinda like an SUV to me
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This is going to be something special but I'm not impressed with this photoshop version
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That WILL be bad ass. V6TT w/ 425hp stock. Imagine what the guys at APR and ABT are going to do with that motor with a simple tune. If you dont know, look at the B5 S4 aftermarket stuff and check out the HP number those guys are getting.
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A twin turbo V6 would no doubt be awsome, but the 2.5 turbo inline-5 from the TT-RS mounted longitudinally would have much more homage cred. The V8 in the S5 is supposedly being phased out for their new supercharged V6, so a twin turbo V6 would probably be too similar to that.
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If it's a modern version of the Audi Quattro S1 I'd be interested
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Quite hideous if u ask me.
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This car is well underway and is due in 2011~12. It looks like the 2.5L 5cyl engine from the TT-RS will get the nod which is the way it should be given it's sounds that hark back to Audi's rallying days, the 425hp is no problem from that engine as it's already been tested to close on 600hp with no problems.

Another rumour is that it will be like the SWB version, i.e short wheel base. And it will deliver on the entertainment front according to Audi top brass.

Price I think will be the only sticking point, I have heard a figure of £70k being mentioned.
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If they are making it, i hope it is for homologation purposes. The car companies have become too dependent on past milestones, cashing in on the cache but doing nothing to further the legacy that their forebears created.
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