Spyshots: Defunct Audi R8 E-tron Caught Winter Testing

After debuting numerous concept variants over the past few years, Audi’s fairly recent announcement that the Audi R8 E-tron had been dropped from Audi’s future line-up, we were unsurprisingly shocked.

What’s more, Audi is continuing to market the Audi R8 E-tron, most notably with its upcoming appearance in Iron Man 3, suggesting the Audi R8 E-Tron may not be dead completely and could eventually reach production in the coming years.

Although nothing has been confirmed, recent spy shots showcasing the Audi R8 E-Tron winter testing indicate that Audi may not have cut the car’s hypothetical circulation off just yet.

Spyshots: Defunct Audi R8 E-tron Caught Winter Testing

With that being said, Audi could simply be using the body of an Audi R8 E-Tron to further test its advanced electric powertrain and systems.

However, we’re hopeful that Audi is simply withholding from releasing the car until the electric supercar market really kicks off!

[Via TopSpeed]

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  1. if you ask me the electric super market is there but its all in soccer mom and grandma vehicles. teslas don't count they just don't have "it", neither does the fisker. put It in something cool and it will sell.

  2. aaaand if they put It in an audi r8 and charged a third of the price of an R8 that would be a good idea, because theyd sell over three times more.


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