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German manufacturer Audi has revealed the highlight of its efforts at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the unveiling of the Audi e-tron, a high-performance sports car with a purely electric drive system.

Four motors, two each at the front and rear axles, drive the wheels, making the concept car a true Audi quattro.

Producing 230kW of power and an absurd sounding 4500Nm of torque, the two-seater accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds, and from 60 to 120km/h in 4.1 seconds.

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The lithium-ion battery provides a truly usable energy content of 42.4 kilowatt-hours to enable a range of approximately 248 kilometres.

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Revealing the Audi e-tron the company said the performance figures were by no means the only evidence of the consistent and holistic strategy.

The design makes it clear that the e-tron belongs in the major leagues of sports cars, and the package takes into account the specific realities of an electric vehicle.

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The battery is directly behind the passenger cabin for an optimal centre of gravity and axle load distribution.
The e-tron is able to freely distribute the powerful torque of its four electric motors to the wheels as required.

Audi says this so-called torque vectoring allows for dazzling dynamics and an undreamed-of level of agility and precision when cornering.

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Audi has taken a new and in some cases revolutionary approach to many of the technical modules.
A heat pump is used to efficiently warm up and heat the interior.

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The drive system, the power electronics and the battery are controlled by an innovative thermal management system that is a crucial component for achieving the car’s range without compromising its high level of interior comfort.

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At the same time Audi says that networking the vehicle electronics with the surroundings, which is referred to as car-to-x communication, opens new dimensions for the optimisation of efficiency, safety and convenience.






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