It’s been three years since Audi announced the production of an electric super car. The year was 2010, and the R8 eTron provided a four-point-four engine (the one that starts each wheel). Design did not look at other models of the company, the Audi is planning mass production of 1,000 copies annually since 2012. It’s been three years and is launching another electric prototop based on the R8. However, while the development of the R8 eTron flowed fast, battery technology for electric cars did not. Plans for mass production have disappeared, and the German giant has recently announced plans to produce only ten prototypes, each at a cost of about one million euros that audience show the capabilities of this car.
Unlike the original eTron, which provided four-wheel, new rear 2014 Audi R8 eTron provides traction thus reduced vehicle weight by 160 kg.
2014 Audi R8 eTron engine
The 2014 Audi R8 eTron powered by an electric motor that develops an impressive 376 hp and 824 Nm of torque, which is enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds. To preserve the life of the battery top speed is limited to 200 km / h, but with minimal changes to Audi’s engineers were able to increase to 250 km / h. Journalists British magazine AutoCar got the chance to test one of the rare prototypes and announce that in most cases the driver will not even notice the difference. This can largely be seen and in terms of design and interior which speeches were identical as in the production car. With city drive 2014 Audi R8 eTron is able to cross the 214 kilometers between charges, but at higher speeds the distance is less than 50 kilometers.
2014 Audi R8 eTron Release date
Although charging only take one hour, Audi says it still is not satisfied with the progress achieved by the maximum distance between charges in the “drive harder”. For this reason, even buyers who have deep enough pockets to afford 2014 Audi R8 eTron will not be able to do so, but still Audi’s engineers have once again demonstrated his great ability. However, when you consider that the market will soon come to ED and Mercedes SLS Porsche 918 will not be surprised if 2014 Audi R8 eTron yet come into production in the near future.