Someone has stolen Tony Stark’s Audi R8 e-tron. Either that or he has a poor security system, or Audi borrowed the car for testing on a Bavarian back road. Spotted by the keen eyes of AutoTopNL, the wold’s next electric supercar was spotted in the forest near headquarters in Ingolstadt. The German luxury automaker is known for long development programs, and we can vouch for that. I spotted the A3 e-tron wagon leaving Volkswagen Group’s top secret test lab (two blocks away behind Burger King) back in 2013. The production version was finally delivered to us for a week of testing back in March, and it didn’t disappoint.
The R8 e-tron has been shrouded in rumor and speculation as to range, pricing and launch date, so we hope this footage is proof that its ready for sale. Downstairs in our showroom resides a V10 powered R8 Spyder, and it is as close to automotive perfection as we have encountered. Even if the e-tron is only RWD, it will be a resounding success.
P.S. The chase car is an insane 800 hp S8, so stay tuned for updates