Audi believes that electric is the only way. And while the Ingolstadt-based luxury automaker is preparing the launch their first-ever electric SUV - the Audi e-tron quattro - in September, they have also dropped this teaser of an upcoming electric supercar concept. Inspired by the 24 Heures du Mans-winning R18 hybrid LMP1 car, this is the PB 18 e-Tron, and it will be unveiled at next month's Monterey Car Week.
The abbreviated name for the upcoming car – Audi PB18 e-tron – refers to the Pebble Beach venue and the year of the debut. It likewise recalls the LeMans-series winner Audi R18 e-tron, whose technology inspired the solutions for various details. The styling of the Audi PB 18 e-tron was developed at the new Malibu Design Loft.
The Audi PB18 e-tron will be unveiled at 2am (SA time) on August 24, 2018, on the Laguna Seca racetrack. The concept car will then be shown at “The Quail” on August 24, and Audi will present the concept car once more in Laguna Seca on August 25. And the concept car will be shown for the final time on Sunday, August 26, at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach. In parallel to the PB18 e-tron’s world premiere, Audi will also show an extensive range of vintage cars and performance vehicles.