Audi releases footage of the development and assembly of the R8 E-Tron (electric R8)
Yes, Audi is still coming to market with the all electric R8. It is currently looking like the car will hit showrooms in late 2012. This video shows behind the scenes development and testing of the car. The is impressive with this car is unlike the other electric versions of gasoline automobiles (like the SLS E-cell) there is no major weight penalty with the R8 E-tron. It weighs 3,527 pounds thanks to the use of lightweight materials. With 313 horsepower and a fairly lightweight body, this is shaping up to be an exciting electric sports car.