In 1981, Audi’s Quattro S1 rally car cemented itself in history as a rally-racing monster, the likes of which the world had never seen. That iconic boxy shape still lives on in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts to this day. And though the Quattro nameplate has revived in a number of concepts throughout the years, none have been more menacing, more frighteningly beautiful than the one seen here.
Renowned industrial designer Pow Ying Hern‘s Quattro is not one to be taken lightly. Mixing cues from the S1 of past, and a few of today’s Audi concepts, the rally car features a sharp front end, a boxy rear end, and a sleek hatchback styling reminiscent of the classic racer.
Other features include the Audi emblem imagined as front fog lights (a nice touch), a massive wing, and some Audi racing monikers to top it off. Of course, the design study doesn’t feature any sort of power figures, but if we had to take a guess, it would have something like 300 horsepower via a turbocharged inline-5, if not more.
We can’t say for sure if Audi is deciding on bringing back the Quattro nameplate, but if they did, we’d love to see something as gnarly as this taking to the World Rally Championship grid.