At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi unveiled a near-production Audi R8 e-tron.
The Audi e-tron concept is powered by four electric motors – two each at the front and rear axles – producing 313-hp and a maximum torque of 3,319 lb-ft of torque (501.5 lb-ft in real world terms). 0 to 62 mph comes in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 124 mph. Driving range equals 154 miles on a full charge.
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Audi will build 1,000 units of the R8 e-tron. The model is set to go on sale in select markets by the end of 2012 – U.S. is one of them.
– By: Omar Rana