A series of sketches have popped up showcasing Audi’s e-tron Quattro concept and its got Tesla’s Model X sweating underneath its gullwing doors.
It looks like Audi is calling in the big designer guns. According to our motoring friends at Left Lane News earlier yesterday (Aug. 18, 2015) a couple of renderings and sketches of Audi’s e-tron Quattro concept have hit the web and they look absolutely fantastic. Audi plans to unveil this all new electric SUV next month at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
Sitting underneath this sporty electric SUV seems to be a modular platform that fits smack dab between the Audi Q5 and Audi Q7. Sleek and aerodynamic is the name of the game as thanks to the all electric motors, the front end doesn’t have to be as open as its ICE (internal combustion engine) siblings.
Supposedly this design has been conceived as an electric car from the very beginning with electric motors up front and traditional SUV proportions. The design language is very muscular and overall very attractive for anyone remotely in the market for an electric vehicle. Up front, it’s typical Audi and the side profile is very high waisted. As we make our way to the back, we see there’s an integrated rear spoiler as well as a what Audi labeled as a sliding spoiler. Even the wheels have spoilers.
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Rumor is that this SUV will have three electric motors, two on the rear axle and one in the front. Typical of SUV’s the lithium-ion battery pack is located smack dab in the middle, low between the chassis. Here’s the kicker. Word on the street is that Audi is planning to drop a large enough battery pack good for 310-mile range. That easily trumps Tesla’s planned 230-mile range for the Model X. So if your friends are looking to make that 280-mile trek from L.A. to Las Vegas sans gas, the Audi will be your chariot of choice. The Tesla Model X will have to stop in Barstow or Primm, NV to recharge.