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 |  Dec 12 2013, 11:45 AM

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The last time we talked about the Audi R8 E-Tron, the company said that there were no plans for production, but a new report suggests otherwise. 

AutoCar is reporting that the R8 E-Tron, an all electric version of Audi’s high-performance R8, will be produced in a limited run starting in the latter half of 2014. So why the change of heart? Apparently it has to do with an advance in the company’s lithium-ion technology that has boosted the car’s range from 134 miles up to around 250 miles.

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Original specifications for the R8 E-Tron claimed that the car was capable of running from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, thanks to 376 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque from two electric motors. That car also had a curb weight of around 3900 pounds, though all of those numbers may change as a result of the battery revisions.

GALLERY: Audi R8 e-tron

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[Source: Autocar]

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