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Rally-inspired performance coupé claims a range of 248 miles; will cost just shy of £1 million
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28 June 2021

German firm E-Legend has revealed an ultra-exclusive 805bhp performance EV that pays tribute to the Audi Quattro S1 rally car.

Named the EL1, the coupé is powered by three electric motors and draws its reserves from a 90kWh battery pack, all of undisclosed origin.

E-Legend says the rally-inspired EV has a 248-mile range, can do 0-62mph in just 2.8sec and will be able to complete the Nürburgring Nordschleife twice when driven in its power-hungry Sport Plus mode. 

The 1680kg car is equipped with 19in front wheels and 20in rear wheels, front and rear LED daytime running lights, a bespoke spoiler and three-way adjustable suspension. The interior is yet to be finalised, but we do know that it will feature multimedia connectivity, air conditioning and a rear-view camera.

“The goal of E-Legend is to transfer analog primal instincts of emotional driving into the modern world,” the company said. It stated that the EL1 is “based on a super-light and proven carbon monocoque”, again from an unnamed supplier. 

“In its first stage of development, this automobile is powered by electric motors achieving 600kW [805bhp] and wears an extremely enchanting dress in the style of one of the unforgettable technical wonders of the legendary rally era,” E-Legend said. 

Just 30 examples of the EL1 will be sold, priced at around £762,000 (€890,000) before taxes. VAT will push the price up to around £914,400 for UK customers.

E-Legend also said that two further rally-inspired models will follow in the future, both with the same production run of 30. 

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Zapetero 29 June 2021

Not as good as Le originaL quattro S2 coupe though. More styLish that variant.

Cersai Lannister 28 June 2021

Sorry to say but IMHO I think this rendering looks about as cliched as can be. Thankfully it is just a drawing since there are quite a few things that would not meet TUV approval – and the thing will likely never get made at that comedy price. Nice colour though!

gavsmit 28 June 2021

I hope this becomes a trend - i.e. retro-styled modern EVs.

But lets make them more realistically priced maybe? I'd be up for an Escort MK1 EV without all the pointless in-car tech / self-driving rubbish to save a few quid.