New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Battery R8 headed for showrooms

2012-04-25 12:23

SPOTTED: Our spies captured what will soon become a production ready version of the Audi R8 e-tron.

Audi’s electric R8 has been around for a few years - it's even tested its mettle at Le Mans. Now, however, well-heeled fans of the German automaker’s e-tron can expect to get their hands on this electric supercar.

Our spies captured what at first glance appears to be a standard R8, except for an opaque window for the engine bay, e-tron badging and lack of exhaust pipes. At the front you can see minimal air-inlets, presumably to reduce drag.


The Audi R8 e-tron is due towards the end of 2012 with the German automaker already pushing for a test fleet of 1000 cars and a provisional retail price set at 100 000 euros (R1-million - before SA taxes, should it ever reach the bottom end of Africa).

A standard R8 retails at R1.4-million for the coupe and R2.6m for the GT in South Africa.

Look out for the face-lifted R8 to revealed later in 2012.

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