22 February 2011

Quattro Concept Meets Ur Quattro

I have not bought an issue of Car & Driver for at least 7 or 8 years.  But I bought a copy of the latest edition the other day after surprisingly seeing the new Quattro Sport Concept splashed across the cover along with the original. Probably my favourite concept car of the last few years - and C&D feature it alongside The Icon that is Ur Quattro (capital 'Q').
To clarify the quattro/Quattro if you're confused:

"The name has also been used by Audi to refer to the quattro four-wheel drive system, or any four-wheel drive version of an Audi model. To avoid confusion, the original Quattro model is also commonly referred to as the Ur-Quattro - the "Ur-" (German for "primordial" or "ancestral") is an augmentative prefix, in this case meaning "original", and is also applied to the first generation Audi S4 and Audi S6 models, as in "Ur-S4" and "Ur-S6".
To commemorate the success of the original vehicle, all subsequent Audis with their trademark quattro four wheel drive system were badged "quattro" with a lower case "q". The original car has the upper case "Q" in the Quattro name."

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