Audi has officially unveiled the first of three “sphere” concepts that will present in the coming months, the Audi Skysphere. Drawing inspiration from the proportions of the Horch 853 roadster, the Skysphere comes with a wheelbase that adjusts with a touch of a button, 23-inch alloy wheels, LED head- and taillights, and carriage-style doors.
Drivers have the opportunity to choose their own driving experience: 4.94-meter-long e-roadster themselves in “Sports” mode or a 5.19-meter GT in the autonomous “Grand Touring” driving mode.
“New technologies like electrification, digitalization, and autonomous driving gave us the opportunity to create an experience that goes way beyond the one that typical roadsters offer today,” said design project manager Gael Buzyn.
The interior pays subtle homage to Art Deco architecture, the gorgeously minimalist interior is focused equally on semi-autonomous commute, the steering wheel and pedals can be swiveled into an invisible position and thereby completely removed from the interior.
The car is purely rear-wheel drive, a rarity among EVs, an electric motor at the rear of the car delivers 465kw (623hp) capable to send the Skysphere to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds. Weighing 1,800kg (3,968-pound) the car is powered by an 80kWh battery good for 310 miles (500km).
Audi Skysphere concept will make its public debut on August 13, 2021, on the legendary fairways of the Pebble Beach golf course.
Images Courtesy of Audi