Saturday, October 15, 2011

Audi releases new photos of the E-tron Spyder hybrid sports car



Audi USA has released new photos of their plug-in hybrid concept sports car prototype, the E-tron Spyder. The sports car is around 13.3 feet long , only 3.6 feet high, weighs roughly 1450 kilo grams and has been aerodynamically designed to greatly reduce the air drag.

Under the hood, the E-tron Spyder is powered by a 3.0 liter twin turbocharged V6 TDI Diesel engine that provides an output of 300 horse power (221 kW) to the rear wheels.


Two electric motors have also been provided which produce 87 horse power (64 kW) at the front axle. The V6 TDI engine is housed at the rear end of the open roof car and provides 650N-m torque to the rear wheels. The 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission is responsible for the distribution of power in the Spyder.

The Audi E-tron Spyder also allows for independent braking and acceleration of all four wheels thus improving the longitudinal dynamics of the two-seater sports car during sharp turns. This revolutionary technology is based on torque vectoring which allows the driver to corner the car with precision while still maintaining decent speeds.

The powered E-tron Spyder hybrid sports car can make the 0-100 km/h dash in a whopping 4.4 seconds and can attain the electronically controlled maximum speed of 250 km/h. Audi has allowed the integration of the power produced by the V6 TDI engine and the electric motors to produce a total amount of 1002 N-m of torque to provide maximum acceleration.

As expected, the combination of electric motors with the highly efficient TDI diesel engine gives wonderful mileage and very low emissions of harmful gases. It gives off only 59 grams CO2 emissions per 100 km while providing a decent mileage of 2.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. The E-tron Spyder houses 9.1 kWh Li-ion rechargeable battery in the front portion of the car.

We are eagerly awaiting for Audi USA to launch this amazing hybrid sports car the E-tron Spyder.

source: speedlux