Audi R8 Etron Review Iron Man Has It Good

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Audi R8 E-tron Review: Man Has It Good

Is it fast?

Oh lordy More than you d expect, the twin electric motors a lower combined output a regular V8 R8 . at 374 bhp. The 605lb ft figure is more relevant, and instant delivery and no tiresome to deal with it belts you to in 4.2 seconds. Top speed isn t so hot at 124 mph, but at that speed you ll drain the in half an hour.

Better, as we to experience all that acceleration on launches and hook-ups out of corners at a track.

Is it sexy?

That on how much you like the normal R8, we d argue the e-tron is a little More of it is made from for a start . including the large, rear panel which its unpainted, slatted carbon to the world. The active aerodyamic are straight from a sci-fi and the Crescendorot paintwork stuns in the

Or to put it another way, all the kids the school adjacent to our test dropped their games of and rushed to the fence every we buzzed around. Electric or the R8 still has the wow-factor .

What s it to drive?

You know the Nissan It s nothing like that at In fact, with rear-wheel to the regular R8 s four driven it s quite old-school turn the control off, give it a around a corner and the rear around like a good un.

Easy to catch, too thanks to and surprisingly talkative steering.

you aren t playing silly the torque vectoring motors adjust your cornering for epic grip, and the electrically-assisted will almost put you through the Above all, it s hilarious fun not you d usually associate with an car. Perhaps its most talent is making you forget there isn t actually an engine away behind you . something petrolheads are a little worried as electric cars filter the market.

And the polar bears love you for it.

How about the inside?

It s pretty standard R8 in here, which isn t a bad The basic dashboard design is on a bit, but it was hardly nasty to with. The bucket seats fantastic, too.

By far the coolest though is the rear-view mirror. In of a glass rear window, has fit a tiny camera on the roof, its displayed on an OLED panel the rear-view mirror would be. A little odd to peer into at but effortlessly slick .

Will my rate it?

After they ve got their natural preconceptions electric cars . almost If they rate the regular R8 they ll not have much warming to this one, and them against their seat should take of the rest. If they ve seen Stark drive it in the latest Man movie, then all the hard has already been done.

Can I afford it?

Audi R8 e-tron

There are two answers to both of which are no . The first no is each of the ten R8 e-trons Audi has so far cost over £850,000, it comfortably the most expensive we have ever tested. And us clench like we ve never before every time it sideways.

The second no is because ten examples are all Audi will produce of the e-tron and none of are going on sale. Bugger.

Show me three alternatives


It s only natural to suggest s own petrol-powered R8 first. With examples kicking around £45,000 it s 19 times more and 100 percent more available its electric cousin.


The first true electric It may look like a Lotus but Tesla knows electric like Audi knows durch Technik, and made cool before most knew they were

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

German automaker decides to the electric supercar thing, but one paints it bright yellow or blue and then actually it on sale. Even more fast than the Audi, and too at £300,000 plus taxes.

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