Audi Shooting Brake

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Audi Shooting Brake
Audi Shooting Brake.jpg
Audi Shooting Brake at the
2005 Tokyo Motor Show
Overview
Manufacturer Audi AG
Also called Audi TT Shooting Brake
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Body style 2-door compact hatchback
Layout Front engine,
quattro on-demand four-wheel drive
Platform A5 (PQ35)
Powertrain
Engine 3.2 L VR6

The Audi Shooting Brake was a concept car developed by Audi and officially unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. It was a study of a sporty two-door compact shooting brake hatchback. [1]

The concept vehicle was based on the second-generation Audi TT and provided, to some extent, a preview of the new TT, which was yet to be launched. It was powered by a 3.2 litre VR6 engine, developing a maximum output of 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 6200 rpm,[citation needed] with torque peaking at 35.0 kg·m (343 N·m; 253 lb·ft) between 2500 and 3000 rpm.[citation needed] The engine, already in some of the Audi's production models, such as the second generation Audi A3, and the Audi TT sports car, accelerated the Shooting Brake from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 6 seconds,[citation needed] reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (160 mph).[citation needed] The vehicle also had Audi's quattro four wheel drive system.

The exterior appearance was dominated by a massive single frame front grille, characteristic to the newest Audi models, as well as clear-glass headlights with new LED technology and 19-inch double-spoke wheels from quattro GmbH. The interior put the emphasis on sporty design and is dominated by materials like aluminium and leather. A notable interior feature was an evolutionary version of navigation system[clarification needed] with touch screen monitor and character recognition.

In 2007, an Audi executive said that the car would not be produced.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Audi TT Shooting Brake to debut at Tokyo". Autoblog. 2005-10-11. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  2. ^ "From the mouths of Execs: Audi Shooting Brake won't be produced". Autoblog. 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 

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