The Audi A8 wagon that never was claims second place as the mesmerizing Avantissimo from the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. It previewed the second-generation A8 fullsize luxury sedan and gave us an idea about the company’s MMI infotainment system. Power came from a twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 linked to Quattro via a six-speed automatic transmission. Fast forward to present day, an Italian coachbuilder is building an Audi A8 Avant Allroad based on the previous generation of the flagship and equipped with a W12 engine.

You can read all about the 2001 Audi Avantissimo concept here.