Audi first hinted at an electric version of its R8 sports car back in 2009, but it never made good on its promises. Well now the technology is here to make a reasonable case for production, or something, and I guess actions will have to speak louder than words. Because it’s electric. Get it?
Audi revealed the R8 e-tron at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and it’s even tech-ier than everyone thought. In addition to challenging Tesla as the reigning champ of battery power, this Audi introduces driverless capabilities to the coupe.
Audi Sport Team Joest engineer Brad Kettler breaks down the the new-for-2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Le mans prototype in a 4-part series for RACER.com.
Every win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is historic, but the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro's 1-2 victory was especially noteworthy as the vehicles were the first hybrids to win the prestigious auto racing marathon. Let's just not confuse these with your grandma's Prius.
Sure, Audi's E-Tron is the sexiest electric car concept ever, but is it worth its weight in electrons as a true driver's weapon? We headed to the twisties of Southern California to find out if Audi's getting it right.
With Audi R4" rumors floating higher than a helicopter ride over an Austrian ski jump, we feel like someone needs to put 'em all in one spot. That said, here's our first look.
Someone's been caught helicoptering an Audi R4 — the sub-TT sports car Audi's co-developing off VW's Bluesport concept — towards a ski jump in Austria for a familiar-looking stunt ahead of the Paris Motor Show.
Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen told the National Press Club yesterday "I understand why political leaders have fallen in love with hybrids and electrics... [But] it shouldn't be a monogamous relationship." Ironically, what's that next to him?
When you open your press conference by stating you don't believe electric cars are the future you can't then show the Audi e-tron Concept, right? Well, then it must just be for ze fascination mit electric power, ja?
The Audi e-Tron strikes a familiar form with an R8 body. But the similarities end there. With nearly 3,320 lb-ft of torque pushed out through four electric motors, the e-tron's an electrifying new step for the multi-ringed automaker.