Audi has revealed its Prologue Concept to the media at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The car is the first model designed by the new design head of Audi – Marc Lichte. This concept will set the tone for future Audis and is also seen as the precursor to the company’s upcoming flagship model called the A9.
The car showcased is a two-door coupe having an elegant, sporty and sharp design. The sleek looking concept has a wider and slightly inclined front grille, sharp wedge-shaped laser headlights, air intakes boasting of diamond pattern mesh and a front spoiler finished in Gloss Black. The sides are defined by the flared wheel arches, designed to evoke memories of the company’s racing heritage, housing massive 22-inch wheels. The rear is a bit different. The LED tail lights cover the entire width of the car and the two assemblies are joined by a strip, again made of LEDs. The rear diffuser made out of black anodized aluminium gets two trapezoidal carvings at either end which accommodates the twin exhaust pipes.
The interior looks futuristic and is loaded with smart systems designed to provide all the information you will ever need in a clean and un-interrupting manner. The cabin comprises of Audi’s virtual cockpit system with three screens and the entire dashboard acts as a huge touch screen display which even caters to the front passenger.
Engine powering this concept is a 4.0litre, V8 producing 597bhp and 750Nm of torque. Quattro all-wheel drive sends power to all the wheels propelling this car to the 100kmph mark from standstill in just 3.7 seconds. Apart from Quattro, four-wheel steering is also present with the rear wheels able to turn five degrees. This adds to better maneuverability at low speeds and stability at high speeds.
This concept clearly hints at a production version and we should be hearing about the A9 real soon. So stay tuned and we will update you as the news breaks.