Audi’s Quattro concept had been widely trailed long before the show, but I refuse to get excited about it.
The last time Audi made such a concept, a potential successor to the short-wheelbase Audi Quattro Sport, its engineers could not make a business case to the board to put it into production. However, Audi also managed what is a rare feat today and brought to the show a car whose very existence was unknown to anyone outside the company. The
Nanuk is a wild-looking cross between a supercar and an SUV, with styling that works quite well and a brand-new 544bhp V10 diesel engine. The Nanuk won’t make it into production either, but a lot of the design language and, it is believed, the engine will end up in the next generation of Audi’s R8 supercar.