AUDI FLICKS SWITCH ON SECOND ELECTRIC SHOW CAR IN DETROIT
Detroit showcar Audi e-tron showcases the advanced technology of the original e-tron in a more compact yet no less appealing package
Second all-electric concept car from Audi makes its debut at NAIAS, Detroit USA (Jan 11-24) Features ASF lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre reinforced plastic hybrid body that is even more compact than original e-tron – 3.93 metres long (original e-tron 4.26 metres), 1.78 metres wide (original e-tron 1.9 metres) and 1.22 metres tall (original e-tron 1.23 metres) Gross weight of approx 1,350kg despite lithium ion battery pack Two asynchronous electric motors with a running range of 155 miles deliver 0-62mph acceleration in 5.9 seconds and a 124mph top speed from an output equivalent to 204PS and peak torque of 2,650Nm
These are the best Nurburgring Photo’s yet of Audi RS5, which we’ve spied testing on the Nordschleife Ring in Germany.
Performance will be 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. It will be targeted to be in direct competition with the BMW’s mighty v8 M3
Engine will output 450bhp and will be a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8, Compared to the 414bhp 4.0-litre V8-engined M3 and boasts a Quattro four-wheel drive system too, available with a choice of both six-speed manual and seven-speed dsg derivative gearboxes.
In addition to four-wheel drive, it will also boast Audi’s new active rear differential – as used by the latest S4 – which helps distribute torque to different wheels, aiding agility and traction.
The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro –Breathtakingly dynamic open-top driving. 248766|400
The above picture was taken at the nurburgring in test on the famous race circuit in Germany click to see more.
•Audi high-performance sports car with lightweight cloth top •Distinctive styling, carbon fiber body parts •Mid-mounted V10 engine producing 386 kW (525 hp) and exceptional performance
Exceptional performance and breathtaking dynamism coupled with the intense sensations of open-top driving: Audi presents the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro. Its lightweight cloth top opens and closes fully automatically; several body parts are made of a carbon fiber composite material.
The V10 engine produces 386 kW (525 hp) and launches the open-top two-seater to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313 km/h (194.49 mph). Featuring technologies such as the Audi Space Frame (ASF), quattro permanent all-wheel drive, full-LED headlights and with an innovative seatbelt microphone available as an option, the
R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro is the new top-of-the-range Audi.