British magazine Autocar had the opportunity to test drive the Audi R8 e-tron and find out more details about the all-electric supercar.
When Audi unveiled the second generation R8 lineup they only disclosed the weight figures of the V10-powered models, with the base R8 V10 weighing 1,555 kg (3,428 lbs) while the R8 V10 Plus tips the scales at 1,454 kg (3,205 lbs). Now, we have learned the e-tron derivative is considerably heavier as the added batteries and the other EV-related hardware have increased weight to a hefty 1,840 kg (4,056 lbs).
Nevertheless, it's still able to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.9 seconds before topping out at an electronically-capped 130 mph (210 km/h) or 155 mph (250 km/h). These performances are possible thanks to a couple of electric motors providing a combined output of 462 HP (340 kW) and 920 Nm (679 lb-ft) of instant torque.
It comes with a 92 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which will provide enough juice for a range of up to 279 miles (450 km). Autocar spent some time with a prototype and they say the figures released by Audi are attainable in real life conditions.
While the previous R8 e-tron never made it as a production model, this new version will indeed be sold later this year at a yet undisclosed price tag.