Just a few weeks ago, Audi unveiled the Skysphere as part of the first installment in its three-part ‘sphere’ design study. Undoubtedly a monumental release in its own right, though we’d contend that the Four Rings’ latest concept is arguably even more impressive.
Meet the ‘Grandsphere.’ In contrast to the sporty roadster that came before it, this car has been imagined as a spacious sedan for ultra-luxe, level 4 autonomous travel — not unlike a first-class flight. As such, its swooping body stretches some 17.6ft long, with cabinet-like doors, an integrated rear bench, and a pair of front seats that recline as much as 60 degrees. What’s more, it’s packed full of futuristic tech, including passenger position detection, touchless interaction, as well as automatic climate control and lighting adjustment. And when it comes to furnishings, the Grandsphere spares no expense. In place of gauges or screens, for instance, it features a full-width wooden dash for displaying projections. The center console, too, is pretty next-level, as it can be electrically actuated to create more space. And while Audi claims that performance isn’t a focus, the Grandsphere’s combined 530kW output means that it’ll hit 60mph in just over 4.0s. Check it out at the link below.