Audi will unveil its Sport Quattro LaserLight car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 6 to 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA. The concept sports car is said to be the 'legitimate successor' to the 1983 306bhp Audi Classic Sport Quattro. It will showcase the perfect blend of brand's technologies in plug-in hybrid drives, user control and display interfaces and lighting technology.
The Coupe is painted in the colour Plasma Red. Its body is tautly set over its large wheels. The overhangs are short, and the car's proportions show an athletic balance. With a wheelbase of 2,784 mm, it is 4,602 mm long. At a width of 1,964 mm, the two-door model is very wide, and it is just 1,386 mm tall, which is exceptionally low.
The Quattro Sport features the dual headlights through which Audi will demonstrate the future of lighting technology by combining MatrixBeam LED and laser light technologies. Two low-profile trapezoidal elements are visible within the headlights – the outer one generates the low beam light using MatrixBeam LEDs and an aperture mask, while the inner element produces laser light for high-beam functionality.
The powerful laser diodes are significantly smaller than the LED diodes; they are only a few microns in diameter. This diodes illuminates the road for a distance of around 500 metres, which is approximately twice the lighting range and three times the luminosity of LED high beam lights.
“The new show car demonstrates technical ‘Vorsprung’ on many levels,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. “On-board this car we have e-tron technology with 700 PS of power and 113mpg fuel economy; laser headlights that leave all previous systems in the dark with its higher performance as well as new display and operating systems with cutting-edge electronic performance. We are showing the future of Audi here.”
The front fascia of the car gets the hexagonal single-frame grille. Inside the cabin, it features the three-dimensional graphics; a cutting-edge Tegra 30 processor from Audi partner Nvidia processes the graphics. The driver can switch between different modes.
The Quattro Sport is powered by a 4-litre V8 TFSI with biturbo engine that churns out a maximum power output of 560bhp and 700Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a plug-in hybrid mechanism which increases the output to 700bhp and 800Nm of torque. Mated to an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox, which transmits power to the quattro drivetrain. It accelerates to 100kmph from zero in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 305kmph.