IAA Frankfurt: Audi e-tron

Pete Mait

The e-tron shows where Audi are heading in terms of electric sports cars. The recipe is as follows: sports car design, huge wheels each with two electric motors plus front and rear axles coupled with modern lighting and energy technology. This two-seater delivers 313 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 4.8 seconds. The performance figures are by no means the only indicator of the well-thought-through strategy: the design aspects too show what the future holds. And for a virtual taste of this vision, you can try a simulated run on the Playstation 3 game 'Vertical Run' .