Audi R8 E-Tron Tests on Nurburgring – Spy Photos

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Everything that Audi is putting into the e-tron R8 seems to be taking time, not that it’s a bad thing, but time is precious and the world is an impatient place.

Originally debuting in 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the automaker’s electrified halo car keeps slipping just out of grasp. in September, 2011 we reported that the car would launch in 2012, but news beyond that has been slow to surface.

Still, the car seems to be coming closer to production with new spy photos reaching us today of the car testing around the Nurburgring.

In case you haven’t kept up, or can’t remember, the R8 e-tron will feature four electric motors — one for each wheel to make a combined total 308 hp and 3,319 lb-ft of torque with a 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds.

GALLERY: Audi R8 e-tron

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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