The Bavarian start-up ELegend has presented an electric sports car that is strongly reminiscent of the Audi Sport Quattro from the 1980s. Dubbed the ELegend EL1, the car with a good 800 hp could be on the market in two years.
The design of the ELegend EL1 is based on the well-known and legendary Sport Quattro from Audi, with which Walter Röhrl celebrated legendary victories in rallying in the eighties. The vehicle is also commonly known as the “Urquattro”.
The revival of the Röhrl car is called the EL1 and, like the original, is equipped with all-wheel drive. The ELegend EL1 owes its sporty genes to its designer Marcus Holzinger, who also founded ELegend AG.
The outer skin of the EL1 consists of an ultra-light carbon monocoque. In the interior, weight was saved with race-ready but comfortable equipment including air conditioning and the use of carbon fibers. Thus it comes to an empty weight of 1,680 kilograms, which is rather heavy for a sports car.
The 550-kilogram power cell alone with a capacity of 90 kWh should enable a range of 400 kilometers. Charging is possible thanks to a rapid charging system with more than 150 kW DC. The vehicle can be moved either in normal or sport mode.
According to the manufacturer, the top speed is a sporty 255 km / h. It is said that the sprint from zero to one hundred was completed in just 2.8 seconds.
Price and Availability
The lightweight e-sports car is to come onto the market in a limited edition of just 30 units. The vehicle is of course delivered with street-legal approval, according to the manufacturer.
The ELegend EL1 is handcrafted at a price of 1.06 million euros including VAT in a strictly limited number. A first drivable prototype is planned for the beginning of 2022. The EL1 can already be pre-ordered on the manufacturer’s website.