Audi first presents a car with a design and engineering concept – the all-electric Audi PB18 e-tron brings in the future a vision of a powerful sports car.
The unique concept of the car is clearly inspired by the wind tunnel and the racetrack, as evidenced by the design and expressive lines of the car. The technical concept, on the other hand, is inspired by Audi's victories in the Le Mans race for several years.
Audi has developed a fully electric or hybrid powertrain since the late 1980s. The first car to combine an internal combustion engine with an electric engine was Audi Duo in 1997. It was based on the bodywork of the Audi A4 Avant. Although the Audi PB18 e-tron has a striking resemblance to the Audi Aicon 2017, the various design elements, including concave side windows and extended wheel arches, differ considerably from the different concepts. The makers of the Audi PB18 e-tron have developed this car for fast driving, both on the race track and on the road. The propulsion, lateral acceleration, dynamics and perfect ergonomics are just some of the strong specifications of the car.
The Audi PB18 e-tron is 4.53 meters long, 2 meters wide and only 1.15 meters long. Wheelbase is 2.7 meters. The car has a volume of 470 liters, making the luggage space much wider than normal for sports cars. The Audi PB18 e-tron does not have advanced autonomous drive systems and comfort elements that increase the weight of the car. The driver's seat and cab can be moved sideways so that they can only be placed in the middle of the car while driving, giving the driver an excellent view and excellent driving conditions on the racetrack.
No harmful emissions – three electric motors and quattro drives
The Audi PB18 e-tron uses three powerful electric motors: one at the front and two at the rear. Rear engines deliver up to 150 kW for the front axle and 450 kW for the rear axle. The maximum power is 500 kW, but it can temporarily be increased to 570 kW. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just over 2 seconds, resulting in an acceleration that is slightly different from the current prototype of the LMP1.
While driving, the Audi PB18 e-tron brings back a lot of energy – with an average braking power, electric motors are fully responsible for braking the car. Torque control ensures maximum dynamics and stability. Thanks to the immediate reaction of electric motors, these controls are left behind.
The car is designed to be charged with 800 volts, so that the battery can be fully charged in about 15 minutes. Full load offers the possibility to measure more than 500 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. The Audi PB18 e-tron can also charge wirelessly via the induction with Audi Wireless Charging (AWC) – a charging drawer on the land with a built-in reel connected to the power supply.
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