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Report: The Audi R8 e-tron weighs 4,056lbs

AutoCar recently received some more details about the new Audi R8 e-tron, their idea of what an all-electric supercar should be. While the traditional gas Audi R8 receives a V10 in different degrees of tune, it only weighs 3,428lbs for the standard model while the S model weighs an impressive 3,205lbs. The e-tron version on […]

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Report: Audi’s next-gen R8 could forgo the option of a 4.2L V8, period

One of the highlights of the original Audi R8 is its lovely naturally-aspirated 4.2L V8, which has served duty in various forms in a long-list of Audis over the past decade, despite being the entry-level motor for the range. But now, thanks to downsizing and fuel economy, Motoring heard the R8 will forgo the option of […]

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Report: A new Audi R8 and R8 e-tron to surface at Geneva

CarAdvice from down yonder recently received confirmation from Audi’s technical director, Ulrich Hackenberg, that a new R8 and R8 e-tron are due for a launch at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show in March. The Audi R8 has been known to be in the works for the second generation, which includes a production version of the […]

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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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