Audi’s electric e-Tron concept unveiled, 4,500 Nm (3,319 lb-ft) of torque
We’ve revealed to you, a few days ago, the splendid Audi e-Tron concept, telling you that it might be an fully electric or hybrid version of the R8, but now the Ingolstadt manufacturer has shocked almost everyone present at the Frankfurt Motor Show by revealing that it will actually be a bit smaller than the R8 supercar, bu capable of developing a bit amount of power: 230 kW or 313 HP, with a huge torque of 4,500 Nm (3,319 lb-ft).
This is due to the four fully electric motors of the e-Tron, which will be distributed two on the front axle and two on the rear, for perfect weight balance. This has also allowed the engineers to implement Audi’s famous Quattro four-wheel drive technology, as 70 % of the power will go to the back axle, while 30 to the front.
As far as performance figures go, the e-Tron makes a good stand for fully electric supercars, reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 4.8 secnds. It will be able to accelerate to 200 km/h (124 mph), and will keep on going for about 248 km (154 miles) as this is the current autonomy of the model. The lithium-ion battery, which will power the e-Tron will be located in front of the rear axle and add 470 kg (1036 lb) to the overall weight of the car, which is around 1,600 kg (3,527 lb), a full 20 kilos slimmer than the 5.2 FSI V10 Audi R8 supercar.
Overall, the model is very impressive and will certainly peak the interest of many potential buyers. No word yet on whether this Audi e-Tron concept will enter production, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
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