3 de setembro de 2013

First official images of the Audi Sport Quattro e-Tron Concept [Updated]

What we have here are the first official pictures of the Audi Sport Quattro Concept that will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The bad news is that, in my opinion, it looked a lot better on those sketches revealed some time ago. We will have to wait for some more information, but for now enjoy these four images.

I will update this as soon as Audi reveals more information in an official way. But you can read more about this car, here.

[Update] Audi didn't wait that long to fully reveal this concept. In short, it is made out of ultra-high-strength steel, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer and cast aluminum, yet weighs 1,850 kilograms (4,078.55 lb). That is a lot, even if you consider the batteries.

The plug-in hybrid consists of a four-liter, twin-turbo V8 with a cylinder on demand (COD) system and a start-stop system that generates 560PS (412 kW or 553bhp) and 700Nm (516lb/ft) of torque, and an electric motor which is connected to the petrol engine that develops 150PS (110kW or 148bhp) and 400 Nm (295lb/ft).

This electric motor is powered by a 14.1kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery that gives the car a electric range of 50km (31 miles). The total output sits at 700PS (515 kW or 691bhp) and 800Nm (590lb/ft). This is more than enough to accelerate this car to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.7 seconds, while the top speed is 305km/h (190mph).

Incredibly, it has an average fuel consumption of 2.5l/100km (94.09 USA mpg or 112.99 UK mpg) , and emits just 59 grams per kilometer (94.95 g/mile) of CO2.

Source: autowp.ru