26 Feb '15, 2pm

Second-Gen Audi R8 e-tron EV Gets 280 Miles Range

Second-Gen Audi R8 e-tron EV Gets 280 Miles Range

As part of the second-generation family lineup to debut early March in Geneva, Audi’s R8 e-tron boasts nearly 280 miles range in Europe, 678 pounds-feet of torque, and 0-62 in 3.9 seconds. A Tesla Model P85D by contrast promises an EPA-rated 253 miles range, 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.4 seconds, and 864 pounds-feet torque, but the Audi is more than a spec sheet, and promises to be something special in its own right. Based on a car (pictured) that in mid-engine V10 gas form combines aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) in an “Audi Space Frame,” the automaker says no other Audi is closer to motorsports ready than the R8. With a wide, low and muscular visage, the R8 gets laser high beam headlights augmenting its LED lighting. Inside are digital displays. Whether the 279.6 miles range estimate works out to be as high on the U.S. EPA cycle is also in question but...

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