Report: Audi Quattro Concept Decision by September

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Audi is near a final decision on the future of their Quattro Concept that premiered at last year's Paris Motor Show. All signs are indicating that Audi does in fact plan to build a production version of the car, albeit in very limited numbers.

Audi has announced that they will make a decision on whether or not to build the Quattro Concept in time for the Frankfurt Auto Show this September. The car debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show to rave reviews. Since that time, Audi has been trying to make a solid business case for the car. Their solution, according to Quattro GmbH boss Stephen Reil, would be "a small-volume exotic car with a production run of 500 to 1,000 cars."

With a target weight of 3,086 pounds, the German automaker would be required to "use lots of exotic materials," necessitating the high price and low volumes. Power would come from the RS5's 4.2-liter V8, however, it will need a major overhaul in order to be integrated into the bespoke aluminum chassis. Reil also confirmed that there's a working prototype and that a production version is about two to three years away. Our guess is that this will become Audi's new halo car once production on the current R8 ends.

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