Audi's radical new urban concepts have been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show.
Constructed in both coupe and spyder guises, the urban concept is described by Audi as a developmental study that is being used by a team of in-house designers, engineers and electrical experts to explore new avenues in styling, small car packaging, ultra lightweight construction and driveline efficiency.
Combining cues from basic German bubble cars such as the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller and more contemporary aerospace design, the two urban concepts use a common central tub to which Audi has attached a race car style pushrod suspension that supports outboard mounted 21-inch wheels.
In coupe form it receives a canopy that automatically retracts back to reveal a snug two seat cabin featuring staggered seating. The spyder receives a cut down windscreen and partial side windows in a move reminiscent of Audi’s E-Tron spyder concept. Various details, including the triangular shape of the headlamps, is said to mirror that of future Audi models.