This is how an electric super car from Audi will look. It has as much boot space as Mom's sedan!
Audi, Audi, Audi. The brand we love to hate, but would never say no to. Indeed, we are very happy to see the PB18 e-tron and love all super cars that claim 0-100km/h in just over 2 seconds.
Yes, depsite the fact that this here Audi has as much boot space as an Audi A4, Audi say that its three electric motors will send you to 100km/h in a deathly amount of time, which is always a good thing.
The shape, a shooting brake and all, is the shape to have these days if you're not building an SUV, but to be honest Audi doesn't quite pull it off. This concept is trying a bit hard, we think, despite touches that are exceptionally cool.
Like the middle-sitting seat that can move to the side to include a second seat for a passenger, but it is not entirely clear where the second seat will come from by looking at the pictures. But, at least it all gives you an idea of what super cars in future could and should do.
This is all about the future, says Audi, and you have to admire their stubborness. Because, although it is clearly a car from another decade, it still looks very much like an Audi that you could buy today and we are not so sure if that is a good or a bad thing.
What is good though is this: This might very well be the first attempt at an R8 replacement, which should get all car-lovers a little bit excited even if this is as far off as "the future". As much as we loved the R8 it is now long in the tooth and if Audi force another derivative down our throat we will officially stop reporting on them!
One electric motor out front and two out back will collectively push on 500kW and Audi says that wireless charging will be possible, albeit just to "top up". Charging itself will take 15 minutes and a driving range will sit somewhere around 500km, so if you're driving from Joburg to Cape Town, best make sure to charge up in Bloem boet.
When will all this come then, if ever? Well, we have no idea ma'chana, but don't expect to see it very soon. That said, we are on the cusp of the 20s and the start of the electric revolution.
Watch this space.