The second-generation Audi R8 is expected to feature an all-electric supercar called the Audi R8 E-tron 2017. The new roadmaster is a perfect combination of high-end luxury and top performance. It will be very energy efficient and speedier compared to similar cars out there.
Audi R8 E-tron 2017 – Platform and Design:
The R8 E-tron shares a lot of features with the normal R8 model. The two models are based on the same platform but differ in the powertrain. The new car will be built with lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber. Its body is streamlined and carries a number of aerodynamic features. In the front end, the Audi R8 E-tron 2017 will have a toned-down honeycomb grille and bigger LED headlights & DRLs. The large air dam and air intakes will be retained although there will be no engine to cool. The sides feature a new set of wheels and air intakes in the form of five horizontal slats. In the rear end, there are a large spoiler and LED taillights.
The interior of the Audi R8 E-tron 2017 is expected to have leather upholstery and a driver-focused cockpit. Despite the car’s small size, there will be adequate space for two occupants and their personal belongings. In addition, the dashboard will feature a sophisticated infotainment system, highly-functional instrument cluster and large assortment of gadgets. Like most modern Audi cars, the R8 E-tron will come with a satellite radio, a navigation system, a premium sound system and a climate control system. It will also have connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Smartphone integration, and USB.
Audi R8 E-tron 2017 – Performance of Engine:
The powertrain will consist of four electric motors and a 49-kWh battery. According to the carmaker, this is system is capable of generating 456 hp and 679 lb-ft. Power will be transferred to the wheels with the help of a triangular double wishbone. The car will travel a distance of 280 miles with just a single charge. It will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds. Its top speed is estimated at 155 mph. Since it will be an all-electric vehicle, it will produce insignificant pollutants and also help its users save a lot of fuel.
Safety and Security:
Equipped with a wide range of protection features, the E-tron will be very safe and secure. Some of the features include seatbelts, parking assist, adaptive cruise control, airbags, rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring system, ABS and lane-keep assist.
Audi R8 E-tron 2017 – Competitions and Price:
The main rivals of the upcoming Audi all-electric car are BMW i8 and Tesla Model S. It is also expected to face competition from IC-engined cars such as Porsche 911 Carrera S, Jaguar F-Type, Ford GT, Acura NSX, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren MP4-12C, Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 and Nissan GT-R.
The starting price of the new Audi R8 E-tron 2017 model is set at $164, 200. This is more than twice the price of the normal model. The car is a made-to-order vehicle and the automaker will start producing it in the last quarter of 2016.