F1 show car and concept vehicles offer a glimpse into the future
Audi is displaying the F1 show car with Audi Launch Livery for the first time in China at Auto Shanghai 2023. Along with the display vehicle, the four rings are giving an update on the progress of their Formula 1 program at the event. The development team at Audi Formula Racing’s headquarters in Neuburg is set to grow to 300 employees by the end of 2023. Testing of a single-cylinder engine began late last year. The first full hybrid drivetrain unit, consisting of the combustion engine, electric motor, battery, and electronic control unit, is scheduled to run on the test bench before the end of this year and will form the basis for the future vehicle concept.
Duesmann: “It’s a pleasure to personally unveil the F1 show car to our customers in China, especially after three years of being unable to visit the country. Our Formula 1 program continues to gather momentum as excitement builds among motorsport fans around the world.”
Visitors to the Audi booth in Shanghai can also view two exciting concept vehicles from Audi. The fully electric Audi A6 e-tron Avant concept precedes future generations of Audi station wagons. Built on the upcoming PPE platform, the sporty yet elegant vehicle features 800-volt technology, 270 kW charging capacity, and a range of up to 700 kilometers (435 miles) according to WLTP.
The second concept vehicle on show is the Audi urbansphere concept. Developed for use in traffic-dense megacities and with input from customers in China, the fully electric concept vehicle offers the largest interior space of any Audi to date. It was designed from the inside out, putting passengers’ needs first. As a result, it intelligently combines premium materials, advanced technologies, and digital services to offer a luxurious and relaxing lounge-style experience for its occupants.