Glamming up the Audi pavilion at the 2016 Auto Expo was the Audi Prologue Concept. Unveiled first at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Prologue Concept is a design study that shows the design direction the next gen A6 and A8 will take. The concept has also taken AllRoad and Avant forms in other shows, but here in Delhi, the sharp looking design study was presented in its original sedan form.
Under the hood of that astonishing shape is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 605 hp of power and 700Nm of torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by an eight-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. 0-100km/h is claimed at a fast 3.7 seconds. There are 20-inch carbon-ceramic brake discs to bring this leviathan to a halt.
The Prologue is a pointer to Audi’s new design language. A handiwork of Audi’s new design chief, Marc Lichte, the Prologue concept is expected to metamorphose into the A9 as a production machine. With the new concept, Audi has taken a sharper diversion from its hitherto understated design philosophy.
The Prologue concept features a wider grille extending towards the bumper’s flanks, and is low-set to emphasize the sporty character of the machine. The wedge-shaped laser headlights add significantly to sinister face.
The side profile is equally impressive, and is complemented well by sharply styled ORVMs. The 10×2 spoke alloys are termed as a ‘five-arm’ design, and we love the way they look. A prominent belt line, powerful haunches and strong wheel arches make the Prologue exude purpose.
At the rear, you get a slim LED connecting the two tail-lamps. Twin trapezoidal exhaust pipes, integrated with the rear diffuser element look really nice. The Prologue’s derriere is inspired by yachts, and is angled forward to suggest speed.
On the inside there are no buttons on the dashboard, though the steering wheel and door panels do have some. Instrument is made of a hi-resolution display, with a high quality touch-screen display running across the entire dashboard. The idea is to allow the passenger to work with the instruments so the driver is not distracted. For example, the passenger can set up a map and dish it out to the driver for use with a simple swipe.
Check out this beauty from all angles in the gallery below