The 2016 Audi R8 is ditching its 4.2 liter V8 due to strict taxes in China, but the 2.9 liter turbo V6 we might get instead could be a total, 450 HP gem!
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The new Audi R8 E-Tron battery has almost double the power density, double the kilowatt-hours and double the range of the original. And that’s in 4 years.
The on-again off-again saga of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron is enough to make even the rockiest high school relationship look normal and healthy, but the automaker has finally committed to building an electric version of supercar. Yet we haven’t seen a whole lot of the made-to-order R8 e-tron, with this recent spy video from […]
Billed as an all-electric supercar, the 2016 Audi R8 e-tron already has a lot going for it in terms of cutting edge technology. Packing 459 horsepower and 679 lb-ft of torque, the R8 e-tron can silently scoot from 0 to 60 MPH in a scant 3.9 seconds, and now it can do so without any […]
Last week we witnessed a couple of dofuses street racing in their expensive toys with no regard for other people’s safety. The right way to drag race is at a drag strip, which is where we find a Tesla Model S P85D lined up against what one might call an “entry-level” supercar, the Audi R8 […]
Audi has gone from a geeky fringe brand to one of the foremost luxury automakers in the world, and at the LA Auto Show the new Audi A9 flagship will debut.
The next-gen Audi R8 could end up using the Lamborghini Asterion’s drivetrain for a plug-in hybrid performance model due out next year.
The latest buzzword in the automotive industry is “electric”. You can thank Toyota’s Prius, Elon Musk, and movies like Who Killed / Revenge of the Electric Car for that. As more and more companies move towards electrification, they’re pushing battery technology forward – and it’s changing rapidly, with performance going up as prices come down. […]
Though it almost didn’t make it to market, the Audi R8 e-tron got a second chance at production, and an Audi executive confirmed as much..
Tesla may see its thunder stolen by the Audi Q8 e-tron, a planned hybrid-electric SUV with a sporty flair and a real-world driving range of some 370 miles.
The back-and-forth saga of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron has come to a sad conclusion. Despite building ten test cars, Audi will not sell the R8 e-tron to the public, surely causing some hedge fund managers and industrialists to break down in tears. Apparently the car just didn’t live up to Audi’s high expectations. Sad trombone.
What happened to cars with cool names? These days most new cars either use an old name resurrected from the grave, or a series of pointless letters and numbers. Audi is one of the great offenders of this alpha-numeric naming system, though rumor has it their upcoming diesel-electric supercar has a much cooler codename; “Scorpion.”
We are on the cusp of a new era of automotive performance, with major automakers embracing a new mindset when it comes to hybrid vehicles. Rumors have been swirling that Audi wants to embrace hybrids with a new diesel-electric hypercar slotted above the Audi R8, and it seems to be all but confirmed for production…eventually.
The EV world was saddened to learn late last year that Audi was considering killing off the R8 e-Tron electric supercar. But after a thorough review, the project is reportedly back on track…albeit with some key changes to the styling and drivetrain.
Automotive enthusiasts long ago learned to live with disappointment, whether it be a concept car that remains a concept, or the death of an iconic brand. For every high, there must be an equivalent low. A new report suggests that despite being close to a production-ready vehicle, Audi has halted work on its all-electric R8 e-tron supercar…and could possibly even kill the project.
German automaker Audi is definitely making a go at electric vehicles, and so far they’ve had some success…at least on the track. The Audi F12 e Sport is the company’s latest electric effort, and while it keeps the supercar looks, the engineers went for a decidedly more practical application of the electric drivetrain that can be used in everything from crossovers to city-cars.