AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance
 

AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance

AUDI marks its first time presenting a design and technical concept car at the pebble beach concours d’elegance with the PB18 e-tron. named after the venue, but also after the successful LMP1 racing car AUDI R18 e-tron, the all-electric concept car presents a radical vision for the high-performance sports vehicle of tomorrow.

AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'eleganceall images courtesy of AUDI

 

 

designed in the company‘s new studio in malibu, california, the car is broad and flat, visibly inspired by the wind tunnel and the race track. 4,53 meters long, 2 meters wide and just 1,5 meters tall, the PB18 e-tron features a gently sloping roof line, which is pulled far to the back and completed with massive C-pillars. described as a ‘synthesis of a coupé with the rear of a station wagon’, the car’s distinctive silhouette combines a 2,70 meter wheelbase with compact overhangs, and a large, almost vertical rear window. PB18 e-tron also comes with 470 liters, a clear bonus in terms of cargo space, which is rare in the world of sports cars. with custom, exclusive luggage set designed to fit the cargo space, the car makes optimum use of the luggage compartment, ‘even if the luggage in this car frequently consists of nothing but a helmet and racing overall.’

 

‘we want to offer the driver an experience that is otherwise available only in a racing car like the AUDI R18,’ gael buzyn, head of the company’s design loft in malibu, explains, ‘that’s why we developed the interior around the ideal driver’s position in the center. nevertheless, our aim was to also give the PB18 e-tron a high degree of everyday usability, not just for the driver, but also for a potential passenger.’

AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance

AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance

AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance

AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance AUDI premiers all-electric PB18 e-tron concept car at concours d'elegance

 

  • extraordinary design – at least by the optics. Getting in and out seems to be a hassle for young, flexible persons. Finally, some kind of TESLA-opponent but not more than a marketing gag.
    But: it shows how design can alter with e-ngines. No middle tunnel, so you can place the driver centered which look really cool.

    Dirk

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