The Audi Urban Concept came out from behind its many renderings today, and yes, it is just as funky in person. In fact, it might be more so – the renderings simply can’t prepare you for the soapbox-racer proportions of this dinky 1,000-pound open-wheeler. And even though there are but two seats, we’re still intrigued by the thought of gaining ingress through the back of the car.
Underneath the slight skin of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, two e-tron electric motors propel the 1+1 with ‘powerful’ acceleration, which is just what you’d expect from a motorized water strider.
Interestingly, Audi had promised us a hardtop version of the Urban Concept, the Sportback, but we’ve scoured the German automaker’s massive stand and have yet to find it. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and let you know if it shows up tomorrow. In the meantime, check out the flyweight Spyder in our gallery.
Audi Urban Concept Spyder redefines “Like nothing else” originally appeared on AudiMobiles on Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.