Audi R8 E-tron Looks Stunning in Blue on the Nurburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the 2016 Audi R8 e-tron, but it simply looks stunning on the track dressed in blue.

Having been unveiled earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi R8 e-tron packs 456 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of torque allowing it to go zero to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. Sporting an all-electric range of 276 miles, the Audi R8 e-tron is destined for production finally and while it’s not as fast as the Tesla Model S P85D even without Ludicrous Mode, it’s hard to argue against the R8’s good looks.

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Audi is dedicated to electrification for its vehicles and the R8 e-tron is proof of that. We’ve seen this particular shade of blue on the R8 e-tron before, but the company has added orange highlights by the door blades on this prototype as a subtle detail. The R8 e-tron will arrive dealerships as a 2017 model year sometime next year and will also feature some autonomous technologies for those who really can’t stand driving the car themselves.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Oct 29, 2015

    that side shot photo though unfortunately makes it look a little 'bulbous'

  • Maria Gaskins Maria Gaskins on Oct 29, 2015

    My Uncle Micah got a new blue Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by work part time using a lap-top...more tips here on my` prof!Ie` %555555555555555