Video: Audi R8 e-tron at Silvretta E-Auto Rally
byon 07-22-2010 at 01:15 PM (2210 Views)
Audi TV has released a new video documenting the R8 e-tron's run and subsequent win at the Silvretta E-Auto Rally. The video includes a brief interview with Audi AG board member Michael Dick who piloted the car in the race and the illustrious enthusiast/executive spoke a bit about this R8 e-tron.
Why an R8 e-tron? From the sounds of Michael Dick's statements, this isn't a move to make a production electric R8... at least not exactly. Audi wanted a "runner" for events like this one and the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the same car also performed some demonstration laps. At the same time, Mr. Dick explained that Ingolstadt is not yet ready to reveal the production design of the car that will be spawned by the e-tron concept car and known simply as e-tron (likely ur e-tron to those in the Audi know). Since the design of that production e-tron has not yet been revealed, Audi chose to go with a less conspicuous Audi R8 body fitted with the e-tron's drivetrain.
See more about the e-tron and hear Michael Dick's comments by watching below. Also see more photos in our Silvretta E-Auto Rally Photo Gallery .