Audi urban concept car emphasizes carbon fiber composites

Audi's urban concept offers seating for two and features a carbon fiber composite cockpit that integrates the undercarriage of both seats.

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German automaker Audi (Ingolstadt, Germany) on Aug. 10 announced the urban concept, a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. Audi says the car combines elements of a racing car, a fun car and an urban car into one radical new concept. The urban concept uses carbon fiber composites.

On board there is room for two people, their position slightly staggered, and at a sporty, low level. The driver can adjust the steering wheel and pedals to his or her own body measurements. Entry to the car is via the tailgate. The roof is designed to be maneuverable and slides to the rear to open.

The cockpit consists of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, which integrates the undercarriage of both seats. Two e-tron electric motors provide propulsion. A lithium-ion battery supplies the energy.