Spyder variant is longer and wider than previous e-Tron Coupe concept and comes as a hybrid instead of an all-electric supercar with a twin-turbo V6 TDI diesel engine and two electric motors combining forces for a total of 387 PS (285 kW).

Audi has introduced the e-Tron Spyder concept at the Paris motor show today.

The e-Tron has grown since it was introduced at the Detroit motor show earlier this year. This Spyder variant is 13 cm (5 inches) longer than the original e-Tron Coupe concept and 3 cm (1.2 inches) wider. The overall dimensions of the e-Tron Spyder are 406 cm (13.32 ft) long, 181 cm (5.94 ft) wide and 111 cm (3.64 ft) tall.

The e-Tron Spyder also sports the road-going credibility of being more of a realist than the previous e-Tron Coupe. Whereas that concept model was an all-electric vehicle, the e-Tron Spyder is a hybrid that features a mid-mounted (rear) twin-turbo V6 TDI diesel engine with 300 PS (221 kW) and a hefty 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque powering the rear axle only to be complimented by an additional 64 kW (87 PS) and 352 Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque from the two electric motors fitted to the front axle. Add that to a 1,450 kg (3,197 lbs) curb weight distributed front to back in an even 50:50 ratio and you have some impressive handling and performance figures.

0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes 4.4 seconds, top speed is an electronically-limited 250 km/h (155.34 mph). More impressive than that is the fuel-economy for such a raging supercar. 2.2 liters/100 km (106.92 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of just 59 g/km (94.95 g/mile). A fill-up of diesel on the 50-liter tank will get you a range of more than 1,000 km (621 mi).

Driving in zero-emissions electric mode, the e-Tron Spyder has a range of up to 50 km (31 miles) and reaches a top speed of 60 km/h (37 mph) adequately suited for urban driving.

See the pics for the R8-inspired design elements of this concept and check out the press release for more details on this e-Tron Spyder whose technology makes it look pretty road-ready.

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