The Audi Nanuk, which claims on- and off-road ability, has been produced in collaboration with Italdesign Giugiaro and is the spiritual successor to the ItalDesign Giugiaro Parcour. It is powered by a newly-developed 5.0-litre V10 TDI engine mounted midships and longitudinally.
Audi claims peak torque is developed at 1500rpm and power is transferred to all four wheels via a “beefed-up” 7-spd S tronic gearbox and the manufacturer's quattro system. The 1900kg Nanuk is consequently capable of reaching 62mph in 3.8sec and reputed to average 36.2mpg.
Next-generation adaptive air suspension allows the ride height to be adjusted by up to 70mm, and the level of the body can also be controlled based on speed and route data provided by the navigation system. The Nanuk features 22in wheels with 235/50 and 295/45 tyres front and rear and carbon ceramic brakes.
Four-wheel steering is fitted, allowing the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction at low speeds to aid manoeuvrability. At higher speeds the rear wheels turn in the same direction, improving stabililty.