Is this the future of idea? We certainly hope so as the 2014 Audi e-tron Spyder is a gorgeous sports car with a few environmentally-friend enhancements to be quite the competitor in the coming years. Back in 2009, Audi unveiled a similar e-tron at the Frankfurt Motor Show, though that was based on an R8 and happened to be all-electric. This beauty is real-wheel drive instead of e-Quattro like that ’09 prototype and also features two electric motors and a V6 TDI to take things next level. The two electric motors on the forward axle are good for a total of 89 horsepower, and their juice gets combined with a rear-mounted, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 TDI’s producing 296 hp, for a grand total during full boost mode of 385 hp.
Theoretically, this beauty could jump from 0 to 60 in approximately 4.2 seconds. This is still a show car and no real word on when/if production will take place and what the e-tron will look like at that time, but it looks amazing. We’re pretty sure that’s what Audi wanted to know. (via autoblog)