Audi revealed its latest concept car at the Frankfurt Show in late 2011 in both Spyder and Coupe forms. With its single seat layout it looks quite alot like the VW NILS Concept. Audi say these cars are part of an on-going in house study by the technicians, electrical specialists and the designers to explore new areas of small lightweight electric cars.
The Spyder and the Coupe have a central area with 21″ open wheels attatched using a pushrod style suspension more commenly seen on race and formula 1 cars..
The interior consists of a pair of staggared seats with the spyder having a automatic opening roof and low windscreen. The headlights are what could be coming to new models of Audi and are an angular shape..
The 3.2meter long, 1.7meter wide and 1.2 meter high is slightly longer and wider than a Smart ForTwo but almost a third lower than the Smart.
Powered by a Lithium-ion battery pack which is linked to a 15kW electric motor, powering the rear wheels. Range is said to be between 31 and 37 miles which the German car manufacturer claim is more than ample to meet the requirements of most city commuters. With a top speed of 62 mph and 0-37mph taking 3.7 seconds.
From what is said Audi will not be realeasing this car but is more of a real life development work for the ideas to be utilised in new models that will be coming out shortly.