Hopefully these dreadful looking concepts - The Audi Urban Sportback
and Audi Spyder Concepts will not be the future of Audi Automobiles
After teasing us with a couple of videos and a few sketches, Audi has
now unleashed a wave of computer generated images of its two-seat
Urban Sportback and Spyder concept models, both of which will receive
their world premiere at the upcoming 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in
The German brand says the tiny pure-electric technical studies are not
descended from any previous Audi model, and that their development
"is based on the strict principles of lightweight construction,
efficiency and reduction".
The tiny concepts with the exposed 21-inch wheel wheels stretch
3,200mm long, 1,700mm wide and a mere 1,200mm tall. Propulsion comes
courtesy of two e-tron electric motors that draw energy from a
To keep the weight down, Audi has used a mix of carbon
fibre-reinforced polymer and aluminum to construct the two models.
The Urban Sportback model features a canopy that forms part of the
body and slides up and to the rear to reveal a 1+1 seat layout with
the passenger positioned back and to left of the driver.
In Spyder form, the concept does away with the sliding canopy but
gains a pair of doors that open up diagonally along with a lowered
windshield and continuous side window area.
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