The police is completely pushing his Crown Victoria police interceptor, but he can not lose us—his lights are dashing wildly; he commits before on the straightaways, but we catch up in the corners. Various miles up Highway, he is had sufficient. The officer his cruiser around and stops the road. Our drive is finished. But as we arrive out of the car, he instants a big smile. That time, the police is on our side.
The police are here at Audi’s behest to protect the road and create confirm our ride, the tangible offspring of a project valuable, will remain unscathed through fellow motorists. The e-tron Spyder debuted at previous year’s Paris auto show beside the Quattro construct—which we have too driven. The Quattro is founded on a shortened RS5 platform and provided through a 2.5-liter turbo, but the e-tron Spyder rides on a bespoke chassis that adopts just its rear suspension and brakes
from another Audi, the R8. Far from being art for art’s interest, however, it showcases technical and stylistic accesses that could determine future Audis.
One of these views is presented through the powertrain: The e-tron Spyder drives its rear tyres with a midship-mounted, twin-turbocharged diesel V-6 excellent for 300 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The front tyres are furnished through a couple of electric motors that mix for 88 hp and 260 lb-ft. Audi is anticipant that, despite their additional weight, electric motors employed in this manner will create cars more agile, as they can use torque with very precision and celerity.
On paper, the objective weight of this prototype, and its transmission is a 7-accelerate dual-clutch. In reality, the e-tron Spyder weighs 3638 pounds and has a CVT. To avoid frying the rubber-band box, Audi has diluted the diesel’s torque to 280 lb-ft. Additionally, the car is determined to about 40 mph—the aluminum tyres with their carbon insets are, after all, one-off show parts — which explains why the Crown Vic was functioning so difficult. Still with such dramatic handicaps, the e-tron Spyder is rewarding. This sleek concept established similar to a brute, the thrust accompanied through the deep growl of the diesel and the hiss of the turbochargers.