Like the critically-acclaimed concept, the production e-Tron will feature four electric motors that produce 78 hp (58 kW / 79 PS) and 830 lb-ft (1124 Nm) of torque each.

Spy photographers, for Autoweek, have caught a prototype of the production Audi R8 e-Tron.

Decked out in swirly camouflage, the electric supercar was spotted on public roads in Europe. While we can't gather a lot of details from the photos, this is undoubtedly the e-Tron due to the fact that all the air intakes are covered.

Like the critically-acclaimed concept, the production e-Tron will feature a 53 kWh lithium-ion battery and four electric motors that produce 78 hp (58 kW / 79 PS) and 830 lb-ft (1124 Nm) of torque each. While multiplying four by 830 lb-ft (1124 Nm) results in an insane 3,320 lb-ft (4496 Nm) of torque, the figure will be more like 502 lb-ft (680 Nm) in real world driving.

Now that we've burst your bubble, we'll do it again. The R8 e-Tron will accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in approximately 4.8 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds slower than the R8 V8. Furthermore, the top speed may be limited to 124 mph (200 km/h) to preserve battery life. On the plus side, the R8 e-Tron will have a range of 154 miles (248 kilometers).

Production will be limited to 1000 units and pricing will start above $114,200 USD. If it sounds a little expensive, future Audi EVs will likely include the R4 e-Tron and the A1 e-Tron.

Head over to the source link below to see the prototype photos.

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