Electric Vehicles are slowly taking over conventional fuel vehicles. Many countries around the globe have already announced to completely abandon the use of fuel vehicles by 2040. So, the automobile industry is transitioning towards the use of electric technology.
Bigger manufacturers like Mercedes, BMW, Audi and others have started producing electric vehicles. Besides, these companies have also revealed various all-electric future concept vehicles. Audi revealed plans for the Grandsphere, Skysphere and Urbansphere concept cars.
Skysphere is the first among the three concept cars unveiled by Audi. Let’s explore more about this concept car with its interior, exterior, performance, official video, specs, expected release date and much more.
Audi Skysphere Concept
Among the three Audi Concept cars (Skysphere, Grandsphere and Urbansphere), the Skysphere is the first in a family of Audi Concept cars. Skysphere presents a glimpse of what future electric vehicles produced by Audi would look like.
Skysphere is a 2-door roadster concept all-electric car that is equipped with automated driving, a fully integrated digital ecosystem and a revolutionary new interior design.
The Audi Skysphere concept car was unveiled at the World Premiere by Hildegard Wortmann (Member of the Board of Management), Henrik Wenders (Head of Brand AUDI AG) and Gael Buzyn (Senior Director of the Audi Design Loft in Malibu).
The interesting concept behind the development process of the Audi Skysphere is the blend of digital design with traditional craftsmanship. The design process was enhanced by 3D technology.
Audi Skysphere Exterior
The Skysphere is developed dynamically with an optimised centre of gravity and aerodynamics. The overall length and width are 5.19 meters and 2.00 meters in the Grand Touring mode (best for long-distance travel) respectively. Besides, the Skysphere can stoop down the road at 1.23 meters flat in Sport mode (best for sporty performance) with optimizations.
The exterior features a wide wheelbase with the four rings’ signature curved and flared wheel arches. The front section of the Skysphere is equipped with an attractive illuminated Four Rings Audi emblem which resembles the brand’s identity with style.
Talking about the exterior lights, the Skysphere is featured with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) in the side front sections. Likewise, white LED elements are used in the entire Singleframe and adjacent side surfaces. The light signature is different in two modes; ‘Grand Touring’ and ‘Sports’.
The two different modes in the Audi Skysphere offer a GT and a luxury sports car configuration. The difference between the exterior of these modes is the dimension however, the key differences can be found in the interior section.
Audi Skysphere Interior
The interior of the Skysphere looks futuristic, visionary and filled with future amazing technological advancements. There is a distinction between the interior in the Grand Touring and Sport Mode.
The steering wheels and pedals disappear from the front dashboard section in Grand Touring mode with autonomous driving technology. With that, the driver and passenger get extra legroom with freedom of movement.
On the other hand, the steering wheel and pedals will be can be seen in the customised positions in the cockpit with the Sports mode. Likewise, the monitor panel in the centre console (only available in Sports mode) and the dashboard controls reappear.
The interior dashboard is equipped with large touch-screen monitors to operate the car and the infotainment systems.
With Grand Touring mode, the Skysphere offers a spacious interior along with a luxurious appearance. Comfortable seats, lavish materials, freedom of movement, enhanced legroom, autonomous driving, safety features and large touch-screen monitors are the key features.
Audi Skysphere Battery
The Audi Skysphere gets an electric motor positioned on the powered rear axle while the battery modules will be positioned behind the cabin. This configuration is done to optimize the agility and centre of gravity.
The battery capacity of the Skysphere is 80 kWh which will deliver the electric energy to the electric motor. The motor will then deliver power to the wheels of the Skysphere.
Audi Skysphere Performance and Range
As claimed by the company, Skysphere can deliver a maximum power of 465 kilowatts and a maximum torque of 750 Nm. It can offer a range of over 500 kilometres according to the WLTP standard. This estimation is suitable for the economical GT mode.
Audi Skysphere Acceleration and Top Speed
The acceleration of the Audi Skysphere is also brilliant as it can achieve 0 to 100 km/h in just four seconds. It is possible due to the weight distribution of around 60 per cent on the powered rear axle.
Audi Skysphere Concept [Official Video]
Audi Skysphere Specs
|Engine||High-performance electric motor|
|Maximum Power||465 kW (625 hp)|
|Maximum Torque||750 Nm (553 lb-ft)|
|Acceleration (0-60 mph)||4 seconds|
|Estimated Range||500 kilometers+|
|Battery Type||High-Voltage Lithium-ion Battery|
|Battery Capacity||80 kWh|
|Suspension||Adaptive Air Suspension|
|Weight||3968 lbs (1800 kgs)|
|Weight Distribution||60% on powered rear-axle|
Audi Skysphere Price in the USA
The Audi Skysphere is a concept car that depicts what future Audi productions would look like. It was presented at the World Premiere held on August 2021 via a digital event.
The is not much latest information on the pricing and availability of the Audi Skysphere. It will be available once the company finalizes the production and discloses the official information. For now, we can’t estimate the price and must wait for the new information.
When will the Audi Skysphere be released?
The Audi Skysphere is currently not available as a production vehicle. It is just a concept car unveiled by Audi and would be available for purchase in the future if actual production begins.
At present, luxury vehicle manufacturers are busy designing and unveiling their concept vehicles. Audi is among them which released three future concept cars recently; Audi Skysphere, Grandsphere and Urban Sphere.
Audi Skysphere is the first among the three concept cars unveiled at the World Premiere on August 2021. For now, all three concept cars are not available as production cars.
FAQs on Audi Skysphere
Is Audi Skysphere real?
Yes, the Audi Skysphere is real and it was released at the World Premiere event conducted on August 2021 however, it is not available as a production vehicle. It is the first model among the 3 concept cars presented by Audi.
Is the Audi Skysphere electric?
The Audi Skysphere will be powered by an 80 kWh battery that delivers power to the electric motor. It can offer a WLTP estimated range of over 500 kilometres.
How fast is the Audi Skysphere?
The Audi Skysphere can achieve 0 to 100 km/h in just four seconds. It is possible due to the weight distribution of around 60 per cent on the powered rear axle.