Thread: Back on the table or just a publicity stunt for a movie? Audi E-Tron "testing" yet again - Pictures and video
04-12-2013, 06:57 PM #1
Back on the table or just a publicity stunt for a movie? Audi E-Tron "testing" yet again - Pictures and video
Would somebody at Audi please make up their mind on this car already? The last we heard of the all electric E-Tron R8 it set the fastest lap record on the Nurburgring for a "production" electric car with a laptime of 8:09. After that big announcement from Audi, the car was suddenly said to be put on indefinitely hold due to the cost. The batteries were apparently very expensive so Audi wanted to evaluate whether the car made any sense to produce.
Well, it would seem they think the car makes sense as it is out testing yet again. Did Audi find a cheaper battery supplier or figure out how to make the car more cost effective? Did they decide to put it back on track? Well, who knows, as the car will be featured in the Iron Man 3 movie so it may just be making rounds simply for that purpose. Audi loves to market in movies.
With no official word from Audi this is all just speculation. But the pictures and video below of the car testing are real and it clearly still exists. The big question is if it will ever see production.
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