Audi’s Ultra-Luxe Grandsphere Concept Sets A New Standard In Autonomous Travel

Sep 3, 2021

Category: Rides

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.

Learn More: Audi

Photo: Audi
Photo: Audi
Photo: Audi

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Flint and Tinder’s Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket Is Built for Year-Round Wear

Huckberry’s esteemed house brand makes use of waxed cotton from the pioneers behind it.

Posted By Yoni Yardeni

Partner

The 7 Best Minimalist Wallets For EDC [VIDEO]

Streamlined front-pocket wallets built to declutter your daily carry.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Auction Block: 1969 Lola T165/70 Race Car Custom by Can-Am Constructors

An iconic Lola SCCA competition machine-turned-custom road-legal racer.

Posted By

Jan 21, 2022

Featured Image

ARTA Cloaks the Acura NSX in a Custom Carbon Fiber Bodywork Kit

A 5-unit run of carbon bodies with bespoke wheels & a Pagani-style exhaust.

Posted By

Jan 21, 2022

Featured Image

Cadillac Finally Gives the Escalade the V-Series Treatment It Deserves

Marking the first time the luxury SUV has received the legendary sports upgrade.

Posted By

Jan 21, 2022

Featured Image

Citroën’s BX 4TC Is a French Unicorn of a 1980s Group B Homologation Special

A stunning for-sale example that is 1 of only 30 known surviving cars.

Posted By

Jan 21, 2022