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Audi kills R8 e-tron supercar

By Alex Inwood, 02 Jun 2013 News

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Iron man has one, but it looks like production of Audi’s R8 e-tron could be limited to just one unit, after the company announced it will no longer build the electric supercar.

Iron man has one, but it looks like production of Audi’s R8 e-tron could be limited to just one unit, after the company announced it will no longer build the electric supercar.

Audi says building the 280kW electric car, which shattered a record at the infamous Nurburgring, isn’t financially feasible.

The news broke at an Audi technology day, where journalists were invited to drive one of 10 near-production e-tron prototypes.

Apparently, Audi isn’t happy with the current state of battery technology, regarding costs and recharging time.

Still, the company plans to use the information garnered from the e-tron in upcoming production models, and is said to be putting its weight behind the 1.4-litre A3 Sportback e-tron which arrives in Europe early next year.