First thing’s first: it’s not coming to us in the US. But like the Pagani that’s not showing up in our driveway anytime soon, it doesn’t mean we can’t admire it from afar:
It gets Audi’s hand-built 4.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine. That means 444bhp and 317lb ft of torque being fed through Audi’s quattro system; a system with a self-locking crown-gear centre differential capable of attributing up to 70 per cent of the power up front, or as much as 85 to the rear.
Audi claims a 0-62mph sprint of just 4.7 seconds and a derestricted top speed of 174mph, along with a claimed 25.7mpg. The whole car sits 20mm lower than the standard A4 estate on 19in forged aluminium alloys (20in are optional, naturally), that don’t really hide 365mm lightweight, vented ‘wave’ disc brakes with six-piston calipers. Sufficient stopping power to unsettle items of confectionary you may have stored in the rear.
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