The Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept has been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Officially, Audi says that two-door crossover is a “concrete look into the near future”.
Unofficially, this car closely previews the exterior of the new Audi TT, as well as hinting that Audi may have finally given the green light to a two-door shooting brake version of the TT. The company previewed a very similar TT shooting brake concept nine years ago, but it failed to make production.
The Allroad Shooting Brake concept, which is just 4.2m long, has a skin made from aluminum and carbonfibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP). Although the production TT will be made of mainly aluminium, it is highly likely that a least one future high-performance TT will be partly constructed from CFRP.
It is powered by a hybrid e-tron transmission that, Audi says, combines a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine with twin electric motors built into the double-clutch transmission. There is also an electric motor on the rear axle, which, combined with the front-drive set-up, offers on-demand all-wheel drive.