Audi warming up for reveal of e-tron electric SUV with a fresh all-electric design study coming to the Monterey Car Week
Audi is readying an all-new concept car for the 2018 Monterey Car Week, which will be revealed on 23 August on California’s Laguna Seca racing circuit.
Named PB18 e-tron, Audi’s latest creation is billed as a fresh supercar concept, and it’ll be all-electric too.
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The PB18 e-tron – PB standing for Pebble Beach, home of Monterey Car Week – will be purely a design study and not a preview of a forthcoming all-electric supercar from Audi to rival the next Tesla Roadster. No technical specifications have been revealed, but Audi says that some of the technology underpinning the concept is spun off from its Le Mans winning R18 e-tron hybrid LMP1 car.
A single teaser image of the design study has been issued, though there’s not much to take from it. Unsurprisingly, the PB18 is low and wide in stance, while it looks like it’ll feature side-mounted cameras instead of traditional wing mirrors too.
That’s a feature destined for release on Audi’s first all-electric production model – the e-tron SUV. Audi has confirmed that its Tesla Model X rival will be revealed on 17 September in San Francisco. Audi originally intended to reveal the new model at the end of August, but its unveiling has been delayed slightly following the arrest of Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler in connection to the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Stadler has been temporarily removed from his post.
Meanwhile, the electric Audi e-tron is set to be revealed at the end of August…