The production version of the Audi R8 e-tron might be axed and a first step into this direction was already taken with the carmaker delaying its assembly.
The German based automaker Audi has recently delayed the production of the R8 e-tron and the supercar might not end up in the company’s dealerships after all, probably because of the financial crisis in Europe and the car manufacturer’s attempt to cut down on its costs. The Audi R8 e-tron won’t be a cheap vehicle if it will hit the production line and this is quite risky in a financially affected Europe. The carmaker didn’t announce anything official on this subject for the moment.
The Audi R8 E-Tron is an all-electric drive sports car which is getting two electric motors, one fitted onto each axle, which generate a whopping 4,900 Nm of torque (3,615 lb-ft), enough to allow the supercar to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, but still 0.2 of a second slower than the fastest version of the Tesla Model S, before it can hit a top speed of 124 mph. The R8 e-tron should have been assembled in Neckarsulm, Germany.
Source: Car and Driver