THE VELVET EDGE

With Audi's current flagship being essentially a detuned German-version of the Lamborghini Huracán, the Ingolstadt-based luxury automaker has been keen to step out of Lamborghini's shadow and build their own supercar. And with that, Audi Chairman, Bram Schot, has confirmed that their PB18 E-tron supercar has been green lit for production. Information is scarce at present, but we know that the all-electric PB18 E-tron Concept - first revealed at Monterey Car Week in August of 2018 - utilizes a solid-state, 95 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery, that will allow the PB18 to travel up to 500kms on a full charge. With an 800-volt charging system, the battery can reportedly be fully charged in just 15 minutes, with wireless charging capability. Thanks to 500kw and 830nm on tap, it can dispatch the 0-100kph sprint in just 2 seconds. Despite, all that performance, that isn't the PB18's biggest talking point - that would be its variable seating position, which can be slid left, right, or center, depending on preferred position. It will be interesting to see if this makes it into the production model. The supercar is expected to reach market in the next two years, with Schot confirming that only 50 will be produced. #StayTuned #TunedAutomotive #AutoAdvisorZA

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