The styling is quite fetching, looking sleek and muscular, or, to use Audi’s words, “broad and flat.” The company says the concept borrows DNA from the R18 Le Mans racer, and is “visibly inspired by the wind tunnel and the race track.” It’s also quite reminiscent of the Audi Aicon concept that graced the stage at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, with one big difference: While the Aicon was all about automated driving, the PB18 features “Level Zero” autonomy. In other words, it’s all about the driving experience.
Its three electric motors provide all-wheel drive and offer a combined maximum output of 500 kW (or 670 horsepower) and 612 pound-feet of torque. It’ll do 0-62 miles per hour in a little over 2 seconds. A 95-kWh solid state battery provides over 310 miles of driving range on a single charge. It features a charging capability of 800 volts, which means it can juice up in about 15 minutes. It also features wireless charging capability, so you don’t even have to fuss around with a cable.