The E-Story EL1 reimagines the legendary Sport Quattro for the 2020s with curvy lines and three electric motors
Take into accout the 2010 Audi quattro theory? It used to be a most modern interpretation of the legendary Sport Quattro, basically based fully on an RS5 however with the 4.2-litre nat-asp V8 switched for a 400bhp inline-5 zigzag as a lot as the S4’s six-lag handbook. Oh, and it looked out of the ordinary.
Audi used to be obsessed with making it a restricted-recede production truth, however that plans had been canned. Quick forward over 10 years, and an organization known as E-Story appears to be making up for this disappointment by building its cling contemporary interpretation of the legendary homologation special.
It’s known as the EL-1, and it’s stunning far nearer to the fashioned Sport Quattro than Audi’s 2010 theory. Really end, genuinely, to the level where we’re wondering what Audi’s exact staff makes of all this. It has a the same albeit moderately extra squat silhouette, the identical degree of outlandishness to the arch flares, and even the classic bonnet vents Audi has resurrected on in style products delight in the R8. The general edges are softer, though, and the lights is all bang-up-to-date – deem indispensable LED gentle bars and snazzy DRL signatures.
The put it will get very diversified is below the skin. In space of use a warbly, turbocharged 5-pot, the EL-1 will get a triple-motor electric powertrain. The setup aspects one motor for the front axle and two on the rear, with the overall shebang juiced by a 90kWh battery pack. German publication Auto Motor und Sport appears moderately constructive the battery modules are the identical ones venerable within the Porsche Taycan.
The total blueprint energy is a punchy 793bhp, offsetting the bulk of that indispensable battery pack to present a 0-62mph time of comely 2.8 seconds. It has a vary of as a lot as 248 miles, and if driven flat out on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, it’ll last for 2 laps (around 26 miles).
The weight decide isn’t too glide for a extremely effective EV, with a carbon fibre monocoque and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic body panels yielding a 1680kg decide. In phrases of dynamics, we know the EL-1 has a predicament of three-formula adjustable dampers, and, erm, that’s about it.
E-Story needs to create 30 EL-1s, charging around £1 million a pop. If the Audi isn’t quite your acquire, an ‘EL-2’ and ‘EL-3’ are within the works, no doubt one of which is expected to be a reimagined Lancia Stratos.