You might not find a crowd more receptive to electric cars than at the Consumer Electronics Show and so its no surprise that during his keynote address Audi CEO Rupert Stadler made his grand entrance behind the wheel of the company’s e-Tron Spyder.
Audi is continuing to keep the focus on its electric car efforts and while this is the very same car that debuted at the Paris Auto Show last September, the stunning new red paint helps for the Las Vegas audience. Oh, and let’s not forget that this e-Tron isn’t actually a zero-emissions vehicle, and is actually more of a hybrid using an internal combustion engine as well.
Under the hood twin-turbo TDI V6 makes 300-hp and 479 ft-lbs of torque with all of that power going to the rear wheels via a 7-speed DSG transmission. Also in use are two electric motors (one at each of the front wheels), that deliver a total of 88-hp and 260 ft-lbs of torque, allowing for an AWD machine that’s capable of a 0-62 mph time of 4.4 seconds.