Audi is touting its new Grandsphere concept car as a “private jet for the road.” While the vehicle cannot actually fly, the German automaker said it designed the electric car with luxury private travel in mind.
The interior of the vehicle is designed to be able to transform into a “first class lounge” when the car is in self-driving mode, including a steering column that stows away to create more space for passengers.
The car represents what the Volkswagen-owned brand believes it could achieve in the long term, as it pivots to electric and autonomous vehicles, company officials have said. Audi plans to exclusively offer EVs by 2033 after the last of its new vehicles with a gas-powered engine is introduced in 2026.
“It is the future of Audi,” Hildegard Wortmann, head of Audi’s sales and marketing, said Thursday during the car’s online unveiling. “We are at the dawn of a new era of mobility.”