Ingolstadt, 17. August 2011 – a week ago, audi presented the closed version of the so-called "urban concept" for the iaa in frankfurt (15. To 25. September 2011) announced. Now the ingolstadt-based company is following up with a spyder version of the city car, which will also be on show at the trade fair.
As in the closed version, the open audi urban concept also seats two people slightly behind each other. However, entry is now not via sliding doors, but doors that open upwards at an angle. A characteristic feature of the open 1+1-seater is the flat, all-round window strip.
The audi urban concept is powered by two electric motors that draw their current from a lithium-ion battery. The body of the technology study is kept slim and fitted with 21-inch coarse, free-standing wheels. In the closed version, these are protected by all-round mudguards with led turn signals running through them. The monocoque, which integrates the substructures of the two seats, is made of carbon.
The spyder is intended above all to reflect audi’s lightweight construction expertise and stands for "new impetus" in audi’s design language. Any intentions regarding a series product should certainly not be expected, because an open audi fur "extended city tours" was allowed to be a distinctly luxury product.