Audi has finally released the first official detail on the new R8 e-tron as the model should also be making its public debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, next Tuesday.
If you were wondering if the 2016 Audi R8 will get a “green” version, the answer is “yes”, as the carmaker has released the first official details on the brand new Audi R8 e-tron. The model in question is the electric sibling of the recently unveiled R8’s new generation and its design should be that different compared to the V10 powered version, a thing which can be said despite the company hasn’t released any official details with it just yet.
The battery of the vehicle has a T-shaped layout and it has been fitted in the center tunnel behind the occupant cell, being a new generation of lithium-ion high voltage produced by Audi and developed specifically for an electric car. The brand new supercar has been labeled as the R8 e-tron 2.0 and this is denoting an evolution of the previous version which never made it into production.
The 2016 Audi R8 e-tron 2.0 is taking its power from two electric motors and the total output has increased from 381 HP (280 kW) and 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque, to 462 HP (340 kW) and 920 Nm (679 lb-ft) of torque. This is enough to allow the model to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9s and to go all the way up to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The “green” supercar should become available for order later on this year and it will be more expensive than the R8 V10 Plus.