Audi Ur Quattro Will get a Million-dollar, All-electric Rebirth

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Some of the iconic vehicles of the Group B period, the Audi Ur Quattro was designed round the concept all-wheel drive and high-performance may go hand-in-hand. It might appear apparent now, however solely as a result of that unique Quattro coupe — together with legendary drivers like Michelle Mouton, Walter Röhrl, and Juha Kankkunen — did such an unimaginable job of crushing nearly the whole lot on the market, nearly in all places. Now, an organization known as ELegend is bringing it again, electric-style.

This newest reborn traditional follows within the footsteps of the Singer Porsche and reborn Lancia Stratos idea of the previous few years, however the electrical motors means the ELegend EL-1 (that’s the unlucky alphanumeric that’s going to be slapped on the again of this, moderately than the extra apparent UR-E) will doubtless be faster than these vehicles, a minimum of in a straight line. Certainly, ELegends guarantees a 0-100 km time of simply 2.8 seconds, because of its 3 electrical motors (2 on the rear axle and 1 on the entrance axle). Altogether, the system’s energy output is rated at 816 HP and 1180 lb-ft of TQ. (!)

Nonetheless, there’s extra to this automotive than old-school appears to be like and big-time trendy energy. Intelligent design decisions abound, like these pencil-thin facet view cameras to chop down on weight and aerodynamic drag …

Pencil-thin cameras as an alternative of mirrors, picture courtesy ELegend.

… and this roof-width NACA duct, which looks like it would truly be practical, assuming there’s some battery-cooling {hardware} hiding someplace underneath that huge glass rear hatch. Worst case, you’ll have a heck of a bug assortment after only a few hundred miles of driving!

Roof-mounted NACA duct, picture courtesy ELegend.

Including to the traditional “excessive rake” look of the EL-1 are a set of 19″ wheels up entrance and 20″ wheels within the rear. Heck, even the batteries are neat — they’re organized in a T formation, just like what the unique GM/Saturn EV-1 ran. There’s a precedent right here, is what I’m saying, and comparisons to the EV-1 are excessive reward round these elements, so there you might be. With a chassis designed and developed by the fabric consultants at Roding Car GmbH, the EL-1 appears a well-conceived machine, a minimum of.

For the cash they’re asking, it had higher be! Like all good reborn traditional, the ELegend EL-1 was at all times going to be expensive — however I nonetheless balked on the a million greenback asking worth. I can’t assist however learn it Dr. Evil-style, both, however that most likely says extra about me than it does in regards to the automotive.

What do you guys assume? Is that this a devoted sufficient recreation of the unique Group B traditional to advantage a 7-figure price ticket, or would you moderately choose up a half-dozen Audi e-Tron GTs or Porsche Taycans for a similar cash? Take a look at the picture gallery and spec sheet (from ELegend) beneath, then tell us what you assume within the feedback part on the backside of the web page.

ELegend EL-1 Photograph Gallery


Sort Retrofuturistic Full Electrical Supercar
Physique Construction Full Axis-2-Axis Carbonfiber Moncoqoue
Supplies Composite
Size 4155 mm
Width 1910 mm
Top 1270 mm
Doorways 2
Seats 2
entrance Frunk for Cost-Cables and so forth.
rear 2 keep it up luggage + 2 golfbags


Format AWD
Transmission ESingle-gear transmission
Restricted-slip differential entrance and rear
Max. Energy 600kW / 816HP
entrance 1 x 150kW
rear 2 x 225kW
Max. Torque
entrance 500 Nm
rear 1100 Nm
entrance Single-Pace Gearbox Restricted Slip Differential
rear Single-Pace Gearbox Restricted Slip Differential


Monitor 2445 mm
entrance 1630 mm
rear 1604 mm
Steering Electrical Energy Steering incl. Regular and Sport Mode
Suspension Double-wishbone axle at entrance and rear
3-way adjustable Dampers in entrance and rear
Adjustable Anti-Rollbars entrance and rear


Voltage Stage 800 V
Max. Capability 90 kWh
Onboard Charging sure, 22 kW
DC-Quick-Charging sure, as much as 300 kW
Cooling System liquid cooled


Braking System 360 mm discs throughout
4-piston brake calipers
Help ESP System with Regular and Sport Mode


Curb weight 1650 kg
Weight Ratio (entrance/rear) 47/53
Weight energy ratio 2 kg/PS


Rims Customized Solid 19″ Light-weight
Tires 285/30R19
Rims Customized Solid 20″ Light-weight
Tires 285/30R20


Vmax 300 km/h
0-100 km/h 2.8 s
0-200 km/h 8.5 s
Braking 100-0 km/h t.b.d
Vary (WLTP) 425 km
Consumption ~21 kWh/100 km

Supply | Extra Photos: ELegend, through GTSpirit.


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