Earlier this year, Audi launched the revamped 2016 R8 R8 e-tron, and on the 2015 CES Asia show, it launched a self-driving model of the electrical supercar dubbed the R8 e-tron Piloted Driving Idea.
2015 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept
One of many greatest considerations amongst gearheads in the case of self-driving vehicles is that the enjoyable of driving might be taken away. Properly, in the case of this insane idea supercar, there may be loads of enjoyable to go round, because of its sub-four-second 0-to-60 time and agility. What’s extra, its vary rivals the likes of the Tesla Mannequin S , and it seems cooler.
Sadly, that is only a concept car for now, however on the charge Audi is placing out these piloted concept fashions (learn our opinions of the RS7 piloted driving concept right here and the Prologue piloted driving idea right here ), it looks as if this tech is on the verge of constructing it to showrooms.
2015 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept Exterior
From a distance, the R8 e-tron piloted driving idea seems to be like all previous R8. However aspect by aspect comparability with a manufacturing model of the R8 will reveal that there are a number of minor variations between the 2.
The primary modifications are gentle nips and tucks to the physique and up to date wheels that mix to assist push the aerodynamic drag right down to zero.28 Cd. Along with these minor updates are e-tron unique headlights and fog lights. The e-tron badge simply above the rear diffuser can be a partial giveaway as to what this automobile actually is.
2015 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept Interior
Audi didn’t get into the interior of the R8 e-tron piloted driving idea, however search for the essential digs of the usual R8 with a little bit of e-tron twist. Additionally a part of the cabin would be the programs required for autonomous driving, which is what the piloted concept program is all about.
2015 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept Drivetrain
Energy comes not from a thunderous V-10, however moderately from a just about silent pair of electrical motors that produce 170 kW (228 horsepower) and 460 Nm (339 pound-ft) of torque every for a grand whole of 456 horsepower and 678 pound-ft of torque. Unsurprisingly, that is the very same output as the usual 2016 R8 e-tron.
|Type||two electric motors|
|Output||340 kW (456 HP)|
|0 to 100 KM/H (62 MPH)||3.9 seconds|
|Top Speed||130 MPH or 155 MPH depending on tires)|
|Electric range||279.6 Miles|
Sadly, these piloted driving ideas stay solely expertise research for now, however this reveals Audi’s seriousness about automated driving. What I feel is admittedly cool is that it put this technique in a supercar just like the R8 e-tron. This may permit drivers who like to drive the chance to pilot their very own rig, nevertheless it additionally permits them to modify into auto mode and let the automobile do the heavy lifting when wanted. This actually is the perfect of all of the current automotive know-how.