German automaker Audi has thrown another spanner into the works of the electric car industry by unveiling a spaceship-like supercar named the “PB 18 e-tron” ahead of the final unveiling of the E-Tron SUV. The electric supercar positions the driver in the center of the vehicle. But the driver actually enters the vehicle on the left-hand side like you would any production vehicle. Once seated, the driver, dash cluster, steering wheel, and pedals automatically move towards the center of the car. It’s slick!
This is all capable thanks to a “drive by wire” system where the steering, acceleration and braking are controlled by computers instead of mechanical components. Furthermore, the dash cluster is Transparent OLED!
The Supercar can be configured to have two seats and the three electric motor all-wheel-drive vehicle is incredibly fast, pushing out a combined 670 horsepower and 612 pounds of torque. This enables the PB 18 to do zero to 60 in under two seconds.
The 95 kWh battery has a range of 310 miles and is ready for fast charging that allows it to be fully charged in 15 minutes. It also supports Audi Wireless Charging (AWC) via a pad on the floor of a garage. the battery pack is placed behind and driver for ideal weight distribution and a low center of gravity.