805 HP E-Legend EL1 is an Audi Quattro-Inspired Super EV

805 HP E-Legend EL1 is an Audi Quattro-Inspired Super EV

Powered by a 90kWh battery pack, the Quattro-inspired performance EV can accelerate from 0 to 62 MPH in just 2.8 seconds.

Audi Quattro was not just a motorsport legend but also an engineering masterpiece. The iconic four-wheel-drive sedan helped Audi earn its sporty credentials, and now German atelier E-Legend has unveiled a battery-powered reboot of the glorious rally racer. The German firm’s latest product is an ultra-exclusive high-performance EV which will get a limited-unit production run.

The company has revealed that only 30 examples of the E-Legend EL-1 will make it production, and each model will be hand-built. The car will be powered by a 90 kWh battery pack, which will send power to a tri-motor setup. According to company estimates, the EL1 will be capable of delivering a 280-mile all-electric range. In its most track-focused mode, the company reckons its high-performance EV will have enough power to lap the historic Nürburgring Nordschleife twice.

805 HP E-Legend EL1 is an Audi Quattro-Inspired Super EV

Coincidently, Tesla also employs a 90 kWh battery pack to power its Model S and Model X variants. E-legend claims that EL1’s powertrain will produce 805 HP (600 kilowatts) of maximum power and that the car will accelerate to 62 MPH from a complete standstill in just 2.8 seconds. The entire ensemble is expected to weigh just under 3704 lbs (1680 kgs), and the top speed of E-Legend EL1 is limited to around 158 MPH (approximately 255 kph).

A majority of E-Legend EL1’s specifications remain undisclosed at this point. For instance, the company has confirmed that EL1 will get a carbon fiber monocoque architecture, but the German brand has refrained from disclosing the origins of the said vehicle architecture. The same goes for the car’s powertrain, as the company has not revealed the origins of E-Legend EL1’s battery pack and electric motors.

The design of the original Audi Quattro has inspired several styling elements of the EL1, which include the vents that are found on the tip of the EV’s hood.  The car rides on a pair of 19-ich wheels upfront, and the rear axle gets 20-inch rims. E-Legend has also announced that it plans to introduce other rally-inspired models in the future, and customers can get their hands on a copy of EL1 for the price of 1.26 million (£914,400).

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Audi Q4 E-Tron Hailed As the Best Electric SUV

Audi Q4 E-Tron Hailed As the Best Electric SUV

With prices starting at just under $45K, the Q4 e-tron is a competitively priced and good-looking alternative to VW ID.4, but carwow claims that it might be the best electric SUV on sale right now.

Audi’s all-new Q4 e-tron EV has a lot going for it, but carwow’s Mat Watson went a step further in his recent video and proclaimed that the Q4 e-tron might just be the best small electric SUV on sale. Last week, Watson got behind the wheel of Tesla’s flagship sedan to race an Audi RS e-tron GT, and predictably, the carwow presenter lost to Audi’s all-electric contender.

This week, Watson decided to play it safe and ditch the Model S, and instead of a race, the YouTuber offered a detailed review of Audi’s all-new electric-only SUV. There is no denying the fact that the all-new Audi Q4 e-tron is a striking piece of tech. The Q4 e-tron is a definitely major step up from VW’s ID.4 crossover in the premium features department, even though both offerings employ the same MEB vehicle architecture.

As it turns out, Watson agrees with our assessment. “Audi’s are all about the design really, and this is a good-looking car from the rear,” said Watson. He further added, “Overall though, I do think this car is quite a bit better looking than the Volkswagen ID.4, which it shares many of its parts with. That car (VW ID.4) just looks like a blob, whereas this has a bit more about it.”

Audi Q4 E-Tron Hailed As the Best Electric SUV

It was pretty much the same story inside the cabin as well. Audi Q4 e-tron’s interior offers plenty of space, and Watson claims that the battery-powered SUV feels even more spacious than the Audi Q3. The car also comes equipped with a wide range of creature comforts like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as standard.

“The inside of this Q4 is pretty nice, but then Audi always does nice interior designs doesn’t it. I like the shape of the dashboard the way it’s all angular, and there is different kinds of trims to help brighten things up,” said Watson.

The YouTuber also did a good job of pointing out some interesting features of the new Audi Q4 e-tron as part of carwow’s “Five or Nine things” segment, which makes Watson’s latest webisode an interesting watch. After reviewing the video, we find ourselves in complete agreement with Watson’s verdict: “Well, I reckon it’s the best small electric SUV you can buy.”

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