What has become known as Monterey Car Week, headlined by the Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance, is fast becoming an important show on the circuit for car—mostly concept—unveilings. This was especially apparent this year, with the unveiling of no fewer than a half a dozen debuts.
Audi presented its first vehicle ever in conjunction with the week-long event, what it calls a design and technical concept car. The all-electric PB 18 e-tron is a vision for a future high-performance sports car created in the new Audi design studio in Malibu, CA, where Audi says the brand’s design is consistently being updated for the future. The technical concept is said to benefit from Audi’s many years of Le Mans experience by go-fast experts at Audi Sport GmbH, the high-performance subsidiary of Audi. So the PB 18 e-tron name refers both to Pebble Beach (PB) and the technological tie to the Audi R18 LMP1 racing car.