Anyone who’s ever driven through a busy city can appreciate having a view upwards. Sunroofs are good, but convertibles are even better. But while the Smart ForTwo is available with a folding roof panel, we don’t see many city cars offering the full drop-top experience. Audi, however, is here to ask, Why not? And what’s more, it’s not wasting any time in doing so.
Rather than roll out its Frankfurt Motor Show star-to-be Urban Concept as a fixed-roof coupe and then converting it into a roadster later on, Audi has opted to show us (or at least tease us with) the Spyder version right away, just a week after previewing the coupe and before the concept has even been unveiled.
Otherwise, the concept is essentially the same, with a 1+1 seating arrangement (now in the open air), lightweight carbon-reinforced plastic construction (just a little bit less of it) and an electric powertrain. Scope it out in the updated high-res image gallery and the new press release after the jump.
Audi already going topless through the city with Urban Concept Spyder originally appeared on AudiMobiles on Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.