Audi R8 etron electric supercar out of juice? Digital Trends

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Audi puts R8 e-tron supercar on hold

Audi has development work on the R8 e-tron, an version of its R8 supercar. after than three years of the all-electric Audi might see the light of day.

Audi Car and Driver that all work on the R8 has been stopped, and that the project is under review. The was ordered by Wolfgang Dürheimer, new chief of research and development. came to Audi after the CEO’s office at Bentley and

Dürheimer’s concerns should familiar to any EV enthusiasts. It’s all the batteries, which are still too and too heavy to justify their inability to store electrons.

A R8 with a 4.2-liter gasoline V8 3,605 pounds, while the weighs 3,924. That weight is not cancelled out by extra either: the V8 generates 430 horsepower, but the two electric motors can only 376 hp. Granted, the e-tron does 605 pound-feet of torque, compared to the 317 lb-ft.

The e-tron can accelerate from to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in 4.6 seconds, and has a 124 mph top The regular R8 matches that but will keep accelerating it reaches 187 mph.

Audi the e-tron’s 49-kWh battery provides a range of 134 miles, but in a prototype e-tron could do three laps of the Le Mans With the market for supercars limited, Audi may have that the market for a supercar takes hours to refuel probably be miniscule.


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Range aside, the e-tron hold the Nürburgring lap record for electric cars. While the P002 lapped the ‘Ring in much faster than the 8:09, it was not designed to be mass Now that the e-tron is on the chopping that distinction may not matter.

Audi has not given up on electric though. The company still to lease small batches of test vehicles to customers in the States and Europe to acquire usage data. The non-super will be based on the A3 (U.S.) and A1

Audi’s crisis of faith that of another major car Toyota. The Japanese giant the plug (no pun intended) on an electric of the Scion iQ. deciding to limit production to 90 examples for fleet instead.

On the other hand, one of Audi’s rivals, Mercedes-Benz, is betting on a future. Mercedes is preparing an version of its B-Class compact and, at the complete opposite end of the an electric sports car. The R8 would have been the rival for Mercedes’ SLS AMG Electric which boasts 740 hp and a $536,000 tag.

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