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Power Up: Electric Audi R8 revealed as E-Tron concept

2009-audi-r8-e-tron-conceptAudi has taken the wraps off its highly anticipated electric R8 concept, now known as E-Tron. The stunning electric vehicle concept is expected to compete head to head with the green luxury sports car offerings from the likes of Mercedes, Tesla, and Fisker.

According to MotorAuthority:

Four motors–two each at the front and rear axles–drive the wheels, making the concept car a true quattro all-wheel drive. Producing 313 horsepower and 3,319.03 pound-feet of torque, the two-seater accelerates from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds, and from 37-75 mph in 4.1 seconds. The top speed is limited 124.27 mph, as the amount of energy required by the electric motors increases disproportionately to speed. An array of lithium-ion batteries provides an energy content of 42.4 kilowatt hours to enable a range of approximately 154 miles.

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