It was at the 2010 Paris Motor Show when several high-profile concepts were presented, such as the Lotus Elan and Esprit, Renault Dezir and Audi Quattro Concept. While almost all of them have been taken back to the drawing board by their respective automakers, Audi has announced that it is pushing forward with a production version of the Quattro Concept with a limited production starting 2013.
The production version will be based on Audi's latest aluminum space-frame classis with a body built in carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. It is set to weigh in at just 660 lbs and will feature a reduced wheelbase. It's still unclear what we can expect to see under the hood, but the concept version is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder attached to a classic six-speed gearbox. This engine allows for the concept to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 155 mph.