Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Extremely Sporty Audi e-tron Spyder

Review: The Extremely Sporty Audi e-tron Spyder

The e-tron Spyder accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h like a rocket – with dynamics that are rarely achieved by combustion engines. Audi’s thrilling vision of the future.

Under the bonnet of the e-tron Spyder, designed as a plug-in hybrid, is a drive concept that takes optimum advantage of the strengths of both engines. Two electric motors, with 87 bhp combined, power the front suspension and a 3.0 TDI engine with 300 bhp and twin turbochargers moves the rear wheels, controlled by a 7-speed S tronic. The driver themselves decide whether they want to use the energy from both sources of power together or separately.

The e-tron Spyder has the support provided by its electric motors to thank for its fantastic acceleration figures. It races from 0 to 100 in an unbelievable 4.4 seconds. With activated diesel engine, the open-topped two-seater achieves an electrically limited top speed of 250 km/h.

The e-tron Spyder was presented for the first time as a study at the Paris Motor Show in 2010.

Source: Audi
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