Audi Urban Concept Presented in Frankfurt [Photo Gallery]
So far, we’ve only seen teaser video and sketches, but we relished in the chance to get a look at the real thing. This is a +1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The cockpit consists of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, which integrates the undercarriage of both seats.
The 21-inch wheels are free-standing, their surrounding protective arches feature blinking strips of LED lights.
On board there is room for two people, their position slightly staggered and at a sporty, low level. All controls and materials are subject to the dictates of ultra-lightweight construction in order to ensure they convey a completely unique, sensory allure.
Performance wise, two e-tron electric motors provide the propulsion – offering the ultra-light Audi urban concept with the ability to accelerate powerfully. A lithium-ion battery supplies the energy – ideal for extended city tours.
“The highly concentrated look of the technical study, with its forward-urging lines, is dynamic and emotional – it lends Audi’s design language a completely new impetus,” the German automaker explains. “The Audi urban concept is not based on any previous model – its development is solely oriented on the strict principles of lightweight construction, efficiency and reduction. The result is a concept car with no unnecessary weight, and one that concentrates on the pure essence of sporty motion.”
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