Audi R8 News

  • 2017 Audi R8 e-tron

    The Audi R8 e-tron electric car is dead. Finally.

  • Audi R8 e-tron
    2017 Audi R8 e-tron All-Electric Sports Car: Live Photos From Geneva Motor Show

    The all-new Audi R8 sports car was officially unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, including the limited-production R8 e-tron battery electric version. Audi had previously released some advance information—including the first official details—about the all-electric R8 e-tron sports...

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi Plug-In Hybrid Range To Include R8 Supercar Too

    In addition to an all-electric version, Audi is reportedly planning a plug-in hybrid R8 supercar.

  • Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport
    Audi R8 e-Tron Not Completely Dead Yet, Suggests Official

    Yes, Audi earlier this year did say that it won't be building its electric supercar, the R8 e-tron. But the plug might not have been pulled completely. According to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, the member of the Audi AG board of management in charge of technical development, the R8 e-tron was an...

  • 2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
    Audi R8 e-Tron All-Electric Supercar On Hold: Report

    One of the earlier all-electric concept cars from a major maker was the Audi R8 e-tron, first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009. Audi has consistently said it will build up to 1,000 of the battery-electric supercar and sell them--for a high price--to buyers who want a...

  • The digital instrument display from the Audi R8 e-tron
    Audi R8 E-Tron's All-Digital Cluster And Console: Looks Like Tesla To Us...

    Audi’s R8 e-tron is set to impress attendees of the upcoming Paris Auto Show with its electronics, such as the previously heralded digital rear view mirror. From what we can see in a newly-released video, recently filmed at a German technology event, the R8 e-tron will debut with a...

  • 2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept

    Later this year Audi will start selling its first model to bear an “e-tron” badge, the eagerly anticipated R8 e-tron all-electric supercar. A prototype of the car was recently spotted at the Nürburgring race track in Germany and our sister site Motor Authority has just posted a video of it. Audi is in the final stages of development of the car and performance appears to be scintillating. What’s most interesting is the near silent drivetrain, though obviously at high speeds wind and tire noise make the R8 e-tron just as loud as any other car. Audi is heavily committed to...

  • Audi Urban Concept renderings
    Audi Reveals More Urban Concept Pics Ahead Of Frankfurt Show

    It seems that Audi just can't contain itself with its latest concept cars, the two-seater Urban Concepts. Three weeks ago some spy videos trickled onto the internet showing the camoflaged electric car being driven around in the center of Berlin. The very next day Audi revealed its first sketches of...

  • Audi Auto Union Type C e-tron
    Audi Toys With New Electric Car, Pedals Future in Nuremburg

    After initially appearing skeptical about the electric car, Audi has been busy over the past few years with a selection of plugin hybrid and fully electric-powered concepts, showing them off at prestigious events such as the Le Mans 24 hour race. But unlike the R8 e-tron, R4 e-tron spyder and A1...

  • 2010 Renault DeZir Concept
    Sexy Red Electric Concept Displays French Dream For Sports EVs

     Concept cars are often no more than an automaker's chance to dream about a future of fully autonomous vehicles, sweeping curves and Jetsons-style glass panels, but once in a while a concept is unveiled which has what it takes to make it to production. And these days, no concept would be complete...

  • Audi e-tron Concept
    Audi To Sell e-Tron Electric Coupes, Hopes Name Has Quattro Clout

    After the rapturous reception for three successive models of its e-Tron electric coupe concept at the Frankfurt, Los Angeles, and Detroit auto shows, Audi announced it would build and sell a small number of the electric supercars. Now we know a few more details of Audi's plans. And it seems Audi...

  • 2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept
    Audi’s R8 E-Tron Concept Breaks Cover

    Visually, the biggest difference between the regular R8 and the 2009 e-Tron is the electric version’s concealed bodywork.

  • 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI V-10

    In late May, we reported on rumors that an electric version of Audi's R8 supercar would be at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Nary a day later, Edmunds Inside Line crushed our hopesand put the rumors to rest, citing an Audi representative who refuted the blogosphere's claims. We're not ready to say "we told you so" just yet, but a new Audi microsite devoted to electricity recently appeared on the web. The site includes a countdown to September 15, 2009 in the upper left corner. What's the significance of the date? Why, that's the first day of the Frankfurt Motor Show. The site trivializes the...

  • 2010 Audi R8 Spy Shots
    Factmill: Electric Audi R8 Concept Will Not Be At Frankfurt Motor Show

    Contrary to blogosphere speculation, Edmunds has confirmed that there will be no electric Audi R8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. An Audi spokesperson who wished to remain anonymous told Edmunds that rumors starting in the European automotive press (and perpetuated by yours truly) are not...

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