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Exclusive drive: Audi R8

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Potential punters of £850,000 plus all-electric will be disappointed that cannot walk into a Audi dealership, count out the and be a proud owner of one of the most battery-powered machines on the market. because the R8 e-tron will not go production but, despite the German marque invited a few to a closed airport in Berlin to try out innovation, which pushes the of electric propulsion.

Some will recognise the body shape but this be seen as simply an R8 with an motor and an enormous battery Audi engineers have the machine from the ground up and means liberal use of carbon throughout the driver’s cell and lightweight aluminium used in the and even the replacement of the rear with a carbon fibre Extreme weight saving has the name of the game, shedding any pounds to balance out the colossal of the massive battery pack and motor.

What’s under the bonnet?


the normal 4.2-litre V8 or the more 5.2-litre V10 of the standard R8 is a mammoth kWh battery cell which is to two electric motors that 280 kW (380bhp) and an astonishing 820 Nm torque. The use of carbon fibre means performance remains fiery; the accelerating to 62mph from a still in just 4.2 seconds two tenths of a second faster the 4.2-litre V8 version.

What’s the spec like?

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car isn’t for sale so specification are slim. Saying that, the is as plush, if not slightly more than the standard R8. Carbon grab handles inside the look exquisite while the dial’ that sits in of a standard rev needle adds an of Star Trek to the whole Thanks to the lack of rear glass, the German marque has had to up with a clever solution to the rear-view mirror. In its place a crystal clear AMOLED that projects the view from a rear-facing camera.

Very cool.

It came as a shock when Audi they weren’t going to put flagship, all-electric supercar production, especially as Porsche has its plug-in hybrid 918, has the P1 and Ferrari utilises battery in the LaFerrari. It means customers for alternatively powered performance must gravitate towards brands or, if they are dead set on propulsion, will have to do with the comparatively underpowered Model X or a second-hand Tesla

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