Audi Adds Spyder Version of Urban Concept
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Audi Adds Spyder Version of Urban Concept

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show


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2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • A pair of electric motors, a carbon-fiber monocoque and doors that open diagonally are among the highlights of this lightweight open-top city car.
  • Like the sportback version of the Urban Concept, the Spyder features 1+1 seating.
  • Both models ride on free-standing 21-inch wheels and tires.

INGOLSTADT, Germany — Audi has added a Spyder version of its wacky Urban Concept to the roster for the upcoming 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Both models share a carbon-fiber monocoque and staggered 1+1 seating, and ride on free-standing 21-inch wheels and tires.

Unlike the Urban Concept Sportback variant, the Spyder features a pair of doors that swing up and open diagonally.

Audi says the Urban Concept is not derived from an existing model or platform, but was designed and engineered from scratch.

The Urban Concept family is "based on the strict principles of lightweight construction, efficiency and reduction," with fairly outrageous styling that "lends a completely new impetus to the Audi design language."

Like the Sportback, the Urban Concept Spyder uses a pair of e-tron electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack.

The driver can adjust pedals and steering wheel.

Edmunds.com says: Don't look for this odd Audi on city streets any time soon.

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