German car manufacturer Audi has confirmed its intention of putting the R8 e-tron into production and its range will be increased from the current 220 km to 450 km.
The Audi R8 e-tron seems to be one step closer to the production line after the car company has announced its intentions of giving it the green light. The model in question will be riding on the same platform as the recently unveiled Lamborghini Huracan, recipe which will also be used on the next generation of the regular R8. The total range of the “green” supercar will be increased from the current 220 km up to 450 km and this should be enough to attract more customers into it.
The electric supercar market is still small and the main rival of the Audi R8 e-tron will be the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive which, drug in this case, is actually more powerful than the petrol version, and more powerful than the one made by VAG. The R8 e-tron is believed to get two electric motors, working with the batteries, which should produce 376 HP and 605 lb-ft of torque. This should be enough to allow it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).