Audi Quattro-inspired E-Legend EL1 shows off at Munich

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Rally-inspired performance coupe claims 600kW and a range of 400km.

German firm E-Legend has shown an ultra-exclusive 600kW performance EV that pays tribute to the Audi Quattro S1 rally car, ahead of production getting underway next year.

Named the EL1, the carbon-tubbed coupé is powered by three electric motors – one with 150kW at the front and a pair with 225kW each at the rear – and draws its reserves from a 90kWh battery pack, all of undisclosed origin. The battery can be charged at speeds of up to 300kWh, and is arranged in a T-shape to give a low seating position and centre of gravity.

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E-Legend, which has shown the first completed prototype at the Munich motor show, says the rally-inspired EV has a 400km range, can do 0-100km/h 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 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch 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.

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“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 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 almost $1.5 million in local currency, although the exclusive vehicle is to be sold in Europe.

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

Jack Warrick

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