The Audi electric supercar AI: Race is unveiled in video

The ring firm is preparing an exceptional electric sports car that will be produced in 50 copies. Here it is for the very first time in action.

Being able to discover a supercar still under development is already very rare, but taking a ride at its wheel is downright exceptional. This is the privilege of Alex Hirschi, aka “Supercar Blondie”. This Australian youtube use who travels the world to try exceptional cars had access to a prototype of the Audi AI: Race, the future electric supercar of the German brand. A jewel of technology and design that will be manufactured only 50 copies.

Let’s start with the technical sheet that already sets the scene. The Audi AI: Race is equipped with three electric motors, one on the front axle, two at the rear, which deliver 500 kW for a torque of 830 Nm.

The manufacturer promises acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in one little more than 2 seconds. Peak speed level, we are told a “small” 299 km/h. The 95 kWh solid-state battery can provide up to 500 km of battery life (WLTP cycle) and fully recharge in 15 minutes on an 800- volt station, like the Taycan Porsche.

A motorized monohull in the cockpit

Audi has thought AI: Race for dual use on road or on track. With 4.53 meters long, 2 meters wide, only 1.15 meters high and a wheelbase of 2.70 meters, it is a stubby beast thought to tease the rope stitches. Its rear diffuser can be adjusted to increase the support, as its spoiler that deploys in height and width.

But it is the cockpit that is undoubtedly the most impressive. When the door opens, we discover a monocoque in a central position that integrates the bucket seat, the steering wheel, and the dashboard. Mounted on a motorized rail, the assembly moves laterally to meet the driver. Once it is installed, the monohull slides towards the center of the cockpit. If necessary, the configuration can evolve in the left-hand drive to leave space for a passenger. 

Installed in a very low position, the pilot can see the road through the windshield that plunges under the front hood which is itself perforated. A transparent Oled screen positioned in the axis of vision will display in real-time the ideal trajectory to follow when one is on the circuit. In short, a beautiful techno toy for a few privileged portfolios well stocked. The date of marketing of the Audi AI: Race is not yet known.