Audi brought a very interesting concept to the Frankfurt Auto Show: The Audi Nanuk Concept which was pretty much a face lift version of the Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour Concept with a Lamborghini engine and as we all know Lambo is officially apart of the Volkswagen Group. The Nanuk Concept may have been something we seen already however its comes pack with a differnt engine from that of the Parcour Concept. The Nanuk is packing a 5.0 V10 TDI developing 544 hp and 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb-ft) torque; 0-100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.8 seconds, Which is very impressive whats not is that both the Parcour Concept and the Nanuk are just show cars as Audi stated in the press release, which we have below and in our Press Release Volt.
Here is what Audi said about developing the Whole Nanuk Concept:
Audi developed the Audi nanuk quattro concept show car in collaboration with the designers from Italdesign Giugiaro. The result is a sports car for any stage of life and for any surface – equally at home on the race track, the highway or a winding country road as it is off-road in the sand or in the snow. It’s crossover concept combines the dynamics of a mid-engine sports car with the versatility of a sporty recreational vehicle.
The two-seater is powered by a newly developed V10 TDI installed longitudinally in front of the rear axle. The powerful 5.0-liter diesel engine produces over 400 kW (544 hp) and delivers 1,000 Nm (737.56 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft from just 1,500 rpm. Its twin-turbo register charging unit is controlled via the Audi valvelift system (AVS). The common rail system operates at an injection pressure of 2,500 bar. A beefed-up seven-speed S tronic located behind the engine transfers the torque to a specially designed quattro drivetrain.
The Audi nanuk quattro concept has a curb weight of around 1,900 kilograms (4,188.78 lb). It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.8 seconds, and the top speed is 305 km/h (189.52 mph). The innovative thermal management with its separate cooling loops and the steplessly regulated oil pump contribute to the excellent fuel consumption of just 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers (30.16 US mpg) on average.
And about the design:
The Audi nanuk quattro concept has a wheelbase of 2,710 millimeters (106.69 in). It is 4,541 millimeters (178.78 in) long, 1,990 millimeters (78.35 in) wide and 1,337 milli-meters (52.64 in) tall. The load-bearing body structure is a lightweight, aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF). Components made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) comprise the outer skin and are finished in Extreme Red.
These are exaggerated, uncompromising and angular. The Audi nanuk quattro concept is a dynamic sculpture on large wheels that opens a new chapter in the Audi design language.
At the front of the show car is a very flat version of a hexagonal single-frame grille. A narrow aluminum frame encircles its insert.
Dynamic daytime running lights accentuate the Audi signature when the car is started and also serve as dynamic turn signals. Particularly distinctive, however, is the switch between the low beams and high beams made possible by the new Audi Matrix LED technology. When driving with the low beams, the show car appears clean and open, but hunkered down and focused when driving with the high beams
Audi emphasize that this vehicle featured lots of Audi future technology that will make it to production Audis and some is already featuring in the latest update to the Audi A8; technologies like the Matrix LEDs ; stay tune to SMADEMEDIA.COM for the latest Audi news and everything Automotive with SMADEMEDIA AutoGalleria news reviews photography and amazing videos all a SMADEMDIA.COM/autogalleria
Official Nanuk Photo Gallery
Italdesign Giugiaro Parcours
Press Release Volt
Official Audi Nanuk Concept Press Release[office src=”https://skydrive.live.com/embed?cid=2330382C7E049094&resid=2330382C7E049094%21191&authkey=AAnTUmwPol4ZFfE&em=2″ width=”676″ height=”488″]
Photography by Audi S.p.A
Italdesign Giugiaro Parcours Photography by AOL INC.
Video by TheAudiEnthusiastYouTube Channel
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