2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Audi R8 e-tron image

The brand new Audi R8 e-tron has joined the rest of the company’s lineup at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, where it was officially presented to the public in a world premiere.

Sitting alongside its SUV brother, the Q7 e-tron, in its new generation, and the regular version of the supercar, the brand new Audi R8 e-tron has been officially presented to the public during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The model in question has been already unveiled over the web and this is carrying a familiar design.

The supercar is the electric sibling of the recently unveiled R8, in its new generation, and it has received batteries in a T-shaped layout, fitted in the center tunnel behind the occupant cell. These are a new generation of lithium-ion high voltage which have been specifically produced by Audi and designed for an electric car.

The new Audi R8 e-tron has been labeled as the R8 e-tron 2.0 denoting an evolution from the previous version which, unfortunately, it has never made it into production. Power to the German “green” supercar is being provided by two electric motors which are capable of putting down a total of 462 HP (340 kW) and 920 Nm (679 lb-ft) of torque.

This basically means an increase in output from the previous 381 HP (280 kW) and 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque, allowing it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 3.9 seconds and to reach 250 km/h (155 mph), an electronically limited top speed. Audi hasn’t provided us with an exact sale date of the “green” supercar or with an official price list at this time.