2018-2019 Audi R8 e-tron – electric supercar of the second generation

The Geneva Motor Show has always opened its doors to a very interesting and important premiere. One of the real decoration of the international automotive event became the new sports car is powered by 2018-2019 Audi – R8. And it was not just a restyled version of the first generation, but a completely new, that is, the second generation of the popular model.

It is noteworthy that not much time has passed, as in the camp of the German automaker announced the release of an electric version of the new items.

Many could be expected that there will be a hybrid modification, as in the case of Q7 e-tron. But in the case of the super car Germans decided to go further by creating on the basis of the standard R8 electric car with impressive technical and dynamic performance.

In principle, electric cars special for 2018-2019 Audi is not a novelty. The fact that even on the basis of the first power generation R8 released version, but then the series was limited only ten copies. The project had a more experimental nature. For 2018-2019 Audi, it was important to study the reaction of the audience, as well as evaluate their own capabilities in the new career for yourself.


2018-2019 Audi R8 E Tron photo

Apparently, the producer of satisfied, with the result that they have moved forward seriously. It is possible to create more than a full and promising supercar based on the second generation 2018-2019 Audi R8.

In contrast to the same SUV the Q7, the hybrid version is slightly different from the standard, changes in appearance 2018-2019 Audi R8 e-tron year was more than enough. Because today, we try to explore the features of the external design of the car, look at its interior, as well as discuss the electric propulsion system and its capabilities.

The exterior design of 2018-2019 Audi R8 E Tron

Even with the naked eye can see that the electric car looks pretty seriously differs from its counterpart to the standard internal combustion engine.

Photo front 2018-2019 Audi R8 E Tron

The front part was totally new trim grille hexagonal shape. Form, in fact, the same hexagonal, but the very design is radically different. Plus an important external aspect – it is a huge air intake, located directly on the lid of the luggage compartment (trunk in the sports car is in front, and the engine – rear). Bumpers and air ducts also received a slightly different embodiment, to add more and horizontal bars.

The side of the car

On the side of the machine, according to the photo and video materials, differ by less than the front. However, at the 2018-2019 Audi R8 e-tron can note new design wheels, offered exclusively for electric cars. For conventional R8 are impossible to obtain. Plus the air intake near the rear wheel arches get a black cover instead of silver, like the source code.

The rear of the 2018-2019 Audi R8 Metronome

The back of the re-registration of different bumper, the presence of the original horizontal bars at the rear optics. Plus, now the electric 2018-2019 Audi R8 has a small spoiler that gives the car a sporty and originality.

In general, over the appearance of electrical modifications worked great. That does not take away from 2018-2019 Audi. One of the few companies in the world, which is, in fact, does not have in its arsenal of any failure model in terms of appearance. It can view and subjective, but still.

Dimensions

The manufacturer did not specify whether the changed external dimensions of the car after the changes in his appearance. Apparently, these numbers will remain unchanged. Consequently, for the electric vehicle will remain relevant following figures:

  • length – 4420 mm;
  • width – 1994 mm;
  • height – 1241 mm;
  • wheelbase – 2650 mm;
  • the amount of luggage – 104 liters.

Photo Show in 2018-2019 Audi R8 E Tron

Interestingly, the interior and especially the question has not been considered by the manufacturer. Apparently, either it has not yet been finalized, or the company simply borrow source code from the interior to the traditional internal combustion engines.

In any case, the new R8 boasts a very comfortable, convenient and functional two-seater cabin. The space behind the front seats now enables it to place a small amount of luggage.

Shop the new 2018-2019 Audi R8 E Tron

In general, all the modernization of the passenger compartment in the second generation sporkara led to greater comfort, increase the free space, thus to ensure the driver and passengers a high level of comfort.

About the materials, finish and build quality, apparently, is not talking sense. Everything is as always at the highest level. Electric car promises to be even more high-tech, as will the need for new sensors, perhaps even in a modified dashboard.

Do not rule out the other option development. The series will be limited on special orders, so customers will be able to choose interior design. It is a good idea that will make the electric car a more unique.

Equipment

Again, a complete set for the 2018-2019 Audi R8 e-tron can be quite varied, depending on what the client wishes. You can bring a small list of equipment that 2018-2019 Audi will offer basic and optional at extra charge:

  • multimedia complex;
  • touchscreen multimedia;
  • advanced audio system;
  • LED optics;
  • navigation system;
  • set of airbags;
  • complex security systems;
  • electronic aids;
  • full power accessories;
  • electric parking brake;
  • climate control;
  • adaptive cruise control;
  • engine start button system;
  • multi-function steering wheel;
  • light sensors, rain, tire pressure, battery charge, and so forth.

Generally enumerate the list of options can be infinite, because the car has to get a lot of electronic assists are responsible for the safety and driving assistance. Either way, customers will be given a choice of a set of equipment.

Price 2018-2019 Audi R8 E-tron

Of course, the price will depend on the equipment, the number of additional options and any special wishes of customers.

Alas, no information in the exemplary companies are not voiced. What to say, even if a standard 2018-2019 Audi R8 second generation tags is not known.

Recall the usual supercar is powered by 2018-2019 Audi will be available from this summer. Electric trolley may be somewhat delayed, although a lot depends on when the manufacturer to offer pre-orders start to make out.

It is possible that the first customers will be able to get your 2018-2019 Audi R8 e-tron only next year. As we have said, it will not be limited edition, and the model offered exclusively by pre-order. And 2018-2019 Audi will request full payment of the order, and then after some time the car will be provided to the customer.

Specifications 2018-2019 Audi R8 E-tron

That’s got to the point that many of you are interested in most. As you might guess, now it goes about the technical characteristics of new items.

Strong karskas

Despite the fact that the electric car in front of us, his power will be envied by many sports cars. The fact that the 2018-2019 Audi R8 e-tron uses two electric motors, which are mounted on the rear axle. Each motor provides power to 231 horsepower and torque of 460 Nm. Therefore, a total machine generates 462 horsepower and an impressive 920 Nm torque.

Due to such characteristics of the acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers per hour it occupies at elektrosportkara just 3.9 seconds. The maximum speed is limited in this case, depending on the mode – 250, or 210 kilometers per hour.

Includes lithium-ion battery will supply the electric motors. Their capacity is 92 kWh. They decided to install one unit directly next to the central tunnel.

Top view R8 E-tron

As stated by the German automaker, battery charge will be enough to overcome a distance of about 450 kilometers. At the same time charging it takes very little time, Given the power of the power plant – two hours. The truth is not known whether it is a special charger, or the use of a standard household outlet.

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Conclusion

The appearance of 2018-2019 Audi R8 e-tron was not such a clear event. Yes, 2018-2019 Audi has already had experience in the production of ten test electric cars on the basis of the first-generation R8, but on their achievements in this direction the company has not reported anything.

However, the novelty looks more than appealing. Moreover, in all senses. Few will be surprised if the number of pre-orders will be enormous, and sooner or later the Germans still begin mass producing its unique electric car.

Anyway, you should wait for at least the first few instances, in order to study in detail the views and opinions of owners. This will create a more accurate picture as to what is actually proved elektrosportkar 2018-2019 Audi R8 e-tron.