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Audi Development Head Wants EV Supercar, Wants it Soon

Audi Development Head Wants EV Supercar, Wants it Soon

Audi wants an electric supercar, and the company would like to have it sooner rather than later. The information comes from Peter Mertens, new to Audi and its head of technical development. Mertens told Car and Driver that “it is part of our plans.” He added that he wants to have that supercar in a hurry too. “The question is, ‘Would I like to make it happen sooner?’ and the answer is, ‘Yes, of course,'” he said. SEE MORE: Second-Gen Audi R8 e-tron EV Gets 280 Miles Range Assuming it happens, it wouldn’t be Audi’s first shot at an electric supercar. The brand debuted the R8 e-tron in 2009 to much fanfare. But then the electric car, based on the R8, was quickly and quietly dropped. No production models left Audi control. The second try, based on the second-generation R8 saw fewer than 100 built and sold. That car, launched in 2016 had 456 horsepower and 679 pounds-feet of t...

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