Audi R8 etron 2013 review Auto Express

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Audi e-tron

Verdict

It’s a shame the R8 e-tron won’t become a reality, as the performance it offers is and the driving experience is every bit as as the petrol model, albeit in a different way. What’s its stiffer, lighter carbon-fibre-infused and e-torque vectoring won’t go to – making the prospect of the next of R8 even more enticing.

The e-tron was supposed to crown the R8 but Audi has pulled the plug months from its arrival in However, 10 near-production cars and we’ve driven one to catch a of what might have

There’s a small, silver button near the gear Once pushed, the car emits a synthesised version of the V10 engine’s from four speakers under the car. You can’t much noise inside, and the glides away near-silently on a throttle.

Our drive took on a twisty test track. the accelerator and the car’s 820Nm of makes amazingly light of the fact the e-tron weighs — 160kg more the heaviest V10 model. The noise the motor sounds like a cart on steroids, but the acceleration it is brutal.

You do notice the extra weight braking, however, although you can the amount of power the motors by pulling the left-hand paddle on the wheel. This better mimic the effect of engine

The front brakes are a traditional set-up, but the rears use a computer-controlled system. However, most of the braking is done by the motors, the entire braking process is smooth despite the different working together to slow you

The e-tron is rear-wheel drive But any loss of handling sharpness is by the fact that each wheel is powered by its own 140kW allowing the e-tron to adopt a effective torque vectoring

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Accelerate around a tight and the nose tucks in, resisting with almost spooky Audi’s engineers told us a version of this system can be in conjunction with a petrol

The ride remains supple despite the fact that the features new CFRP suspension which weigh 40 per cent than conventional steel And, while the e-tron is a car, the bodyshell now features 23 per carbon-fibre, and weighs 23kg than the 199kg body of the R8 – all of which bodes well for the replacement.


The e-tron’s 19-inch alloys are in low-rolling-resistance Continental tyres. The between each wheel feature carbon fibre which close at speeds 30mph, reducing drag, there’s a new carbon fibre cover and a rear diffuser to the normal R8’s twin The e-tron also borrows the bonnet from the LMS race

Inside, while the R8’s visibility means it’s no more intimidating to drive a TT – even if these pre-production are worth over a million each.

A new touch is the 6.8-inch screen, which replaces the mirror. The tech is borrowed Audi’s R18 Le Mans car, and a rear-facing camera to give a sharp picture no matter if the of light varies.

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