Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Audi E-tron Concept

According to Audi, the four electric motors (one for each wheel) combine to deliver a total of 3,319 pound-feet of half-shaft-shredding torque. On the flip side, the motors only generate the equivalent of 313 horsepower, so Audi says the E-tron takes 4.8 seconds to hit 60 mph from a stop. That's fast, but such performance is more than a second slower than the Audi R8 V10, which produces a measly 391 lb-ft of torque.
Audi says the whole car only tips the scales at 3,527 pounds. A sizable chunk of that is the 1,036-pound battery pack that resides behind the driver.
Comprised of lithium-ion cells and cooled by water, the E-tron's battery pack gives it a maximum range of around 150 miles, and no doubt substantially less if you decide to dip into the ocean of torque on tap. The E-tron is also limited to a top speed of 124 mph in order to conserve battery power.

(InsedeLine's news)

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