Audi R4 coming in 2011
Audi recently revealed the E-Tron concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and shortly after announced that the electrified R8 super car is a preview a future electric car from the four ringed automaker. The latest reports have said that Audi is planning on taking on Tesla’s electric roadster with a German topless wonder of their own, and best of all the design will be inspired by the curvaceous E-tron concept.
Audi’s EV roadster is being called the R4 and the new zero emissions sports car will share its chassis with the next generation mid engine sports cars from its German Porsche cousins the Boxster and Cayman. However unlike the flat six powered sports cars, the future R4 will be powered by a a purely electric drive system made up of a quartet of motors, with two placed at the front and two more at the rear axle and fed go juice from a next generation Lithium ion battery pack, just like the E-Tron concept.
The flow of electrons will generate a total of 300 HP and over 3,300 lb-ft of torque thanks to the nature of electric motors that will deliver an instant acceleration and propel the open air EV from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.8 seconds and can run for a range of up to 155 miles, all without emitting a single hydrocarbon.