Lo and behold, here comes the Audi Sport Quattro from the 1980’s with an electric powertrain. Wait, is this for real?
Well for starters, Elegend AG also hails from Ingolstadt, Germany the land of the Quattro.
However this one here is not exactly christened as an Audi rally car – It is called the EL1.
Designed by the Elegend boss Marcus Holzinger, this electric car’s religion and philosophy is retrofuturism. Apparently, for Marcus, this project also means a bit more than retrofuturism. He was quite emotionally invested to this project, for his dad originally worked on the design of the Audi Quattro Sport.
This EV Quattro Sport has indeed an overwhelming performance too, powered by three electric motors, generating an output power of 816 hp. 0 to 100 kmph would just need 2.8 seconds!
The battery pack weighs a 550 kilos with a capacity of 90 kWh ensuring a range of 400 kilometers even with a performance challenging ride.
The same battery architecture is also used in the Porsche Taycan.
Elegend plans on building 30 of these, to maintain a sort of exclusivity. Well, I could also assure you that the price tag could pretty much serve the same purpose – circa 1.06 million Euros!
What’s even more amusing are the bigger plans Elegend AG has in store for the longer run. In the coming years they would be following the EL1 lineup with EL2 and EL3 (to correspond with Group B rally cars). Lancia Delta S4, Lancia Rally 037, Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2, and Renault 5 Maxi Turbo are a few names Holzinger has in mind.
The EL2 and the EL3 would also have just 30 units each. Oh and guess what, all 90 cars are going to be built by hand. Coming back to the EL1, the first 12 would be delivered in 2023, followed by the remaining 18 in 2024.
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