Audi e-tron Spyder Malibu Video Footage Provides Glimpses into Future

When we heard that Audi brought the e-tron Spyder to sunny California we couldn’t make heads or tails of it and quickly dismissed the info as being a simple publicity tactic. However, the official release of a video from Audi of America sheds new light on their exploits.
You see, Audi must now believe that the market for electric cars is here to stay, and if there’s a new general segment created, they can always put a premium spin on it. To this end, the e-tron Spyder, and indeed all of Audi’s other e-trons are meant to show us what the premium electric market will look like. If we like it, they’ll make it - it’s as simple as that.

The car you see in the video is a concept that offers a plug-in diesel hybrid drivetrain combining a TDI engine and two electric motors in a chassis that only weighs 1,450 kilograms (3,196.70 lb). Encouraging figures include a accelerates to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.4 seconds, and top speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Basically, this is just like a sportscar, but when you are not in the mood to put the pedal to the metal, it requires an incredible 2.2-liters of diesel per 100 km or 107 mpg US. It can also travel with zero local emissions for f up to 50 kilometers (31.07 miles) in electric-only mode.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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