The 2010 Audi quattro Concept may not look a lot like the 1984 Audi Sport quattro (and that’s a good thing), but it has a lot in common with its great-grandfather. Both were two seat coupes, both weighed less than 2,900 pounds, both were capable of sub-four second runs to 60 miles per hour and both had cutting edge variants of Audi’s quattro AWD system. The 1984 Sport quattro was built in very limited numbers at a staggering price of 204,000 German marks, or roughly $102,000 in 1984. To put things in perspective, that made the Sport quattro more expensive than a Ferrari 288 GTO.
Audi’s dropping serious hints that the quattro Concept will also see limited production. If it does, you can rest assured that it will be priced comparably to the Sport quattro, at the upper end of the Audi catalog. The 2011 R8 Convertible sells for $170,100 with the 5.2 liter V10 engine, so I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see the quattro Concept push the $200k barrier. If you want one, you’d best get working on that Ponzi scheme quickly, since you’re running out of time to come up with a deposit.