We all thought Audi had gone all-in on electrification. However, the German manufacturer just announced the arrival of a new powertrain. This one makes use of a widely used, dense with energy and naturally available: honey.
Imker Honig, the head of Audi’s totally real Komplett Geschminkt skunkworks , announced the car’s arrival at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Supposedly, the idea to power a car with honey came to him over breakfast one morning.
The development of this revolutionary new hex technology didn’t come without its struggles. Unfortunately, early prototypes had a tendency to attract large swarms of bees. Unfortunately, one technician got stung after discovering a beehive in the glove compartment.
Aside from the special powerplant, Audi has also fit the b-tron with an on-board toaster, for easy breakfast making capability.
You can see, the exterior shares a lot of cues with the Audi e-tron. However, Audi have kept on-theme here and given the b-tron a more fitting black and yellow paint scheme.
According to Mr. Honig, the Audi b-tron will make its North American debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
Happy April 1st
For those of you who don’t speak German, you should probably know that Imker Honig translates to “beekeeper’s honey”. Furthermore, that much-vaunted Komplett Geschminkt skunkworks translates to “completely made up”. This whole scheme is a bit of April Fool’s day fun from Audi Australia’s facebook page.
Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for the latest fake news, views & real-world reviews and more information about Audi’s new clean honey powerplant.
To learn more about the real version of this car, the Audi e-tron, check out the video below: