Audi R4 e-tron Roadster Concept Also Confirmed by L'Automobile, Auto Motor und Sport
by, 09-13-2010 at 01:39 PM (7160 Views)
The idea of an Audi R4 e-tron roadster concept for Paris continues to gather momentum today with stories from French auto magazine L'Automobile and German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. L'Automobile went so far as to mock up a render while A,M und S offers even more credibility given their connections within Audi management.
So What Do We Think?
When we first read this story on WorldCarFans last week we were skeptical. The idea of such a concept makes sense but WCF didn't suggest a source and that left us wondering. A video found Friday of a similar car being taken to the top of a ski jump by a helicopter plus these latest reports solidifies our take on the car's likelihood.
What is known is that Audi is still considering adding a small roadster based on this mid-engine transverse architecture that is being evaluated by the Volkswagen Group to underpin VW and also a Porsche models.
Having now apparently given the car a name (R4), we expect this car is closer to production than it was back in January when a coupe version was shown in Detroit.
Read more at L'Automobile and Auto Motor und Sport after the jumps. Thank you Quattroholic blog and Audiblog.nl for the tips.
Full Story - L'Automobile
Full Story - Auto Motor und Sport translated to English