Audi e-tron goes rallying
Audi’s e-tron will contest a 167.5-km route through the Austrian state
of Vorarlberg as part of the Silvretta E-Auto Rally Montafon.
electric sports car, which uses four motors to power its R8-clad body,
is good for 230 kW and a stomping 4 500 Nm of torque. A proper sports
car, it should accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and has,
according to Audi, a platform designed to deal with the strain of a 200
km/h top end.
Its water-cooled, lithium-ion battery is located
behind the occupants’ seats to lend the car a near-ideal 42:58 weight
The e-tron already enjoyed its race
debut at the Le Man vers le future as part of the June 24-hour
“We already received very good feedback on the
Audi R8 e-tron in Le Mans,” said Michael Dick, member of the Board of
Management of Audi AG for Technical Development, who will also be
joining factory driver Lukas Luhr in the cabin for the event.
Montafon, the e-tron will put its potential to the test in ten
different mountain, valley and timed special stages. This is a good
opportunity to showcase Audi's integrated approach and to experience the
fascination of electromobility in a sports car on the road.”
e-tron will be in action from July 8 to July 10 in E-Tron Rally run in
the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.
The electric rally runs
alongside the traditional Silvretta Classic event in which a rare Audi
Sport Quattro model – one of 15 “Malachite Green” cars produced between
1983 and 1985 – will be contesting. Driven by head of Audi Tradition
Thomas Head, this Quattro had long been the most expensive Audi ever
The e-tron is Audi’s first purely electric model and will be built by Quattro Gmbh at the the company’s Neckarsulm facility. A small production series of the e-tron will be released late in 2012.