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Report: Audi downplays R8 Plug-In Hybrid, R8 e-tron will be made to order

Audi was rumored to be working on some seriously electrified versions of the next-generation R8, including the all-EV R8 e-tron and the R8 Plug-In Hybrid. Click here for more news on the Audi R8. But in a new report from CarAdvice, word is that the R8 Plug-In Hybrid is a no-go while the R8 e-tron will […]

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Report: Audi cancels the R8 e-tron, the only 10 in existence will be used for testing

AutoCarUK reports that Audi is turning back on its plan to produce an all-electric version of their infamous R8 sports car, which was formally known as the R8 e-tron. The reason behind Audi’s decision mainly dealt with the cost of batteries. Audi was hoping that the price would go down, under the theory that over […]

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Report: Audi R8 e-tron project halted, could be killed altogether

Audi’s R8 e-tron project has been in the works since the concept made its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Since then, Audi has come a long way with the R8 e-tron returning an impressive Nurburgring lap time of 8:09 earlier this summer. Well, it seems like things have taken a difference course. According […]

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Audi R8 e-tron digital rear view mirror

Audi R8 e-tron to get digital rear-view-mirror

Audi confirmed today that its digital rear-view-mirror is going from the Audi R18 race car to the production road-legal Audi R8 e-tron at the end of this year. “A control unit produces a consistent high-contrast, brilliant image. During the hours of darkness the intelligent control system prevents dazzle from the headlights of other vehicles,” Audi […]

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Audi R8 e-tron’s Nurburgring lap

Video: Audi R8 e-tron’s Nurburgring lap

In June, Audi released pictures of its R8 E-tron lapping the Nurburgring in 8 minutes and 9 seconds. The company has now dropped a video showing race driver Markus Winkelhock take the electric supercar around the track. The Audi R8 e-tron is fully electric and its motors pump out 308-hp with a maximum torque of […]

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Audi R8 e-tron Nurburgring Lap With Driver

Audi R8 e-tron laps Nurburgring in a record 8:09

The Audi R8 e-tron has set the world record for the fastest lap time around the Nurburgring for a production electric-vehicles. The R8 e-tron lapped the famous German track in 8:09.099 while being driven by Racing driver Markus Winkelhock “The R8 e-tron has given a magnificent demonstration of its potential on the toughest race track […]

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Audi e-tron fake sound

Audi developing fake engine noise for e-tron electric models

One of the largest issues with electric-cars is the lack of ‘engine’ noise they make, which poses a threat to pedestrians on the road that don’t look both ways before crossing the road or that have vision-impairment. Audi, not being the first to tackle the issue in this way, is working on developing ‘synthetic’ engine […]

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Audi investing in new upcoming vehicles, plans to hire 1,200 workers in 2012

Audi announced today that it will be heavily investing into its future and will hire close to 1,200 workers in 2012. Between 2012 through 2016, Audi plans to invest at total of €13 billion ($16.9 billion USD) in new products and technologies and in expanding its plants. Almost €8 billion ($8 billion USD) of this […]

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2011 Frankfurt: Near-production Audi R8 e-tron comes to Frankfurt

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 […]

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Audi provides behind-the-scene look at R8 e-tron electric supercar

At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi unveiled the R8 e-tron Concept. The Audi R8 e-tron received a lot of attention with stellar technical specs that include 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 […]

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