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408PS AUDI Q5 CUSTOM CONCEPT

A new interpretation of the Audi Q5 SUV featuring a power-enhanced 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine delivering a mighty 408PS will be one of the stars of the 2009 Worthersee Tour (May 20-23), Austria’s now legendary GTI meet for enthusiasts from all over Europe.

The purpose built Q5, which is also marked out by a unique paint job and a lowered and widened chassis connected to the tarmac by 21-inch wheels, will take centre stage on a 3,000 square metre Audi stand dedicated to the centennial celebration “100 years of Audi.” In addition to historic models from various decades, the Ingolstadt carmaker will feature showcase vehicles such as the Audi TT RS, the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro and the Audi A1 Sportback.

An “architectural” timeline will guide those visiting the stand through the history of Audi as a carmaker. This timeline ends at a stage in the form of a banked curve with cars from Audi’s current model lineup and a concept car. Along the timeline itself are vehicles from various decades of Audi’s history â€" from the Audi 50 via the Ur-quattro to the Audi A2. Audi will show a total of 20 vehicles on its stand.

Prominently featured is the Audi Q5 custom concept: Audi engineers prepared this particularly sporty version of the SUV especially for the Wörthersee Tour. Finished in the matt custom colour Daytona Grey, the test bed for Audi Genuine Accessories rolls on 21-inch wheels of 7 twin-spoke design, and features a 90 millimetre wider track and a 60 millimetre lower ride height compared to the standard Q5. The power output of the supercharged 3.0 TFSI V6 engine, which until now has been reserved for the S4, the S5 Cabriolet and the A6, has been increased from a maximum of 333PS in the S4 and S5 Cabriolet to 408PS, allowing the Audi Q5 custom concept to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 4.4 seconds. Top speed is governed at 155mph.
 

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