Design sketches for the Audi nanuk quattro concept
The Audi nanuk quattro concept has a curb weight of around 1,900 kilograms. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and the top speed is 305 km/h. The innovative thermal management with its separate cooling loops and the steplessly regulated oil pump contribute to the excellent fuel consumption of just 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers on average. The adaptive air suspension with electronically controlled dampers features the next generation of technology from Audi. The driver can manually adjust the ground clearance of the Audi nanuk quattro concept in three stages: normal, 30 millimeters (1.18 in) lower or 40 millimeters (1.57 in) higher.
The system also controls the level of the body itself based on driving speed and the predictive route data supplied by the navigation system.
Another technological highlight of the show car is the integral steering, which resolves the classic conflict between dynamic handling and stability. The system combines the proven Audi dynamic steering at the front axle, which among other things can intervene at the cornering limit for enhanced stability, with supplemental steering for the rear wheels. Separate actuators activate the two active track rods.