Word on the street out of the AutoWeek.NL is that Audi’s new CEO Bram Schot confirmed to an audience at the brand’s Mission Zero event in Amsterdam that the PB18 e-tron concept car will see series production. The comments also seemed to confirm that Audi intended to build it in very limited numbers, say “fifty pieces”.
Audi first revealed the PB18 e-tron last summer at a series of events throughout Monterey Car Week. The unique low-slung electric sports car with Avant-style shootingbrake configuration and adjustable central seating was widely loved by the press, and it also featured solid-state batteries, 570 kW power and 800-volt charging system.
As for production potential, we’ve heard Ingolstadt was definitely pleased with the response to the idea of an electric supercar and also with the reception to the design that came out of Audi’s new design studio in Malibu, penned by Gael Buzyn. In the meantime, Audi has also made no secret it is re-thinking the future of its R8 supercar, and retention of its normally aspirated V10 as its sole engine following a mid-lifecycle facelift certainly speaks to a limited future for the much-loved range-topper.
What comes of this from here, only time will tell. For now this is just a rumor and you can find more over on Elektrek.