2010 Audi E-tron Spyder Concept

Audi unveiled its E-tron Spyder concept at the 2010 Paris motor show.

The Audi E-tron Spyder concept is a two-seater, open top, hybrid sports car.

The car is powered by both a 3 liter V6 TDI in the rear axle and two electric motors (64kW) for the front axle.

Features

The Audi E-tron concept design is the evolution of the existing Audi design language and at the same time presents the elements which hint towards future Audi cars. The car also borrows some design elements from the sportiest Audi vehicle, the R8.

The Audi design team managed to build a light weight car (1,450Kgs) with a perfect front to rear weight ratio of 50:50, giving it excellent handling capabilities. Also, the intelligent distribution of power to the front wheels help improve the dynamic handling of the vehicle. This along with the cars design ensures high degree of precision while cornering at high speeds.

Performance

Audi e-tron concept is equipped with a 3 liter, six cylinder TDI engine breathes through twin turbochargers and produces 300hp. The diesel engine pumps out a massive amount of torque of 479 ft lbs.

The TDI engine powers the rear wheels. In a smart innovation, apart from the TDI engine, the front wheels are driven by two electric motors.

Each of these electric motors produces 88 hp and a combined torque of 259 ft lbs. The E-tron Spyder combines the torque produced by diesel and electric motors during acceleration through a process called 'boosting', resulting in a massive supercar type performance.

Range

The e-tron can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. E-tron is not just a fantastic performance car, but also a highly fuel efficient car with extremely low emission levels.

The E-tron Spyder returns a mileage of 107 mpg on an average. The car can also drive purely on electric motor with a range of up to 31 miles and a top speed of 37 mph which is sufficient for easy driving.

There has been no official word about when we can expect E-tron Spyder to hit the production lines. However, Audi e-tron Spyder concept does showcase what we can expect from hybrid technology from Audi.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gallons (50 liters) Range: 107 miles
Dimensions
Length: 159 in. (406 cm) Wheel Base: 95 in. (243 cm)
Height: 43 in. (111 cm) Width: 71 in. (181 cm)
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: Twin Turbo V6 TDI Horsepower: 300 HP
Torque: 479 lb-ft Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch
0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)

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