Audi shows off near-production R8 e-tron prototype - Via - Autoblog #Audi #TheFutureIScool
The Audi R8 e-tron is indeed cool (as well as the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell), but in the light of recent progress of EV tech, which shows what EVs really capable of (especially the Rimac Concept One), it is somewhat hard to justify the specs (acceleration, max speed, range etc.). As a rule of thumb, it should at least beat itself (I mean the ICE version). It has about the same weight as its ICE variants (+ even lighter than the R8 V10) and has ~10 times! more torque, but the specs are still nowhere near to any ICE version. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_R8_(road_car)#Specifications To really help the general acceptance and awareness of EVs, it should carry out the above detailed - not at all impossible - accomplishment and probably most R8 buyers would then choose the e-tron over any other version, creating a lot of hype about EVs.