Audi R8 e-tron Charging – Video
The R8 e-tron 2.0 is fitted with a T-shaped lithium-ion battery shoehorned into the center tunnel and behind the passenger cell; it will be a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, and it can go a full 280 miles on an electric charge. The rear-mounted electric motors produce 456 horsepower and 679 lb-ft of torque, all funneled through a single-speed transmission. The sprint to 62 mph from a standstill is said to take just 3.9 seconds, and top speed is rated at 155 mph. That figure drops to 130 mph when low-rolling-resistance tires are fitted for maximum efficiency. The car’s dynamic abilities are enhanced by torque-vectoring capability enabled by the two rear motors.