Audi PB18 e-tron concept Gallery

Audi PB18 e-tron concept Gallery

Follow the trends of the car industry, and you’d be forgiven for assuming that electrification went hand in hand with autonomous driving. Certainly, the concepts of tomorrow’s zero-emissions transportation don’t usually involve flesh & blood behind the wheel. Audi’s latest show car, though, makes no such excuses for the driver.

Making its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Excellence 2018, the Audi PB18 e-tron is a vision of what an engaging all-electric supercar might consist of. Equipped with three electric motors – two at the rear and one at the front – it promises up to 570 kW of power and more than 612 lb-ft of torque, for 0-62 mph in a little over 2 seconds. That’s just slightly slower than the Audi LMP1 race car.

Despite that pace, Audi says it still expects the PB18 e-tron to deliver over 310 miles of range. Inside there are two seats, but the passenger’s seat can be removed and the driver’s seat shifted into a central position for racing. That’s just the right spot to see through a transparent OLED screen, showing metrics like the perfect line for cornering.



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