The Audi e-tron Spyder features what is without a doubt the most advanced and simultaneously the most consistent evolution of the current Audi design language, while also providing initial hints at the design language of future Audi sports cars. It reinterprets the most important design elements that already characterized the previous e-tron concept vehicles. This also ensures the necessary formal differentiation to the purely electric-powered Audi e-tron shown at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show. The two-seater is equipped with a 300-hp twin-turbo V6 TDI at the rear axle and two electric motors producing a total of 64 kW at the front axle. The Audi e-tron Spyder's low total weight of 3,196 lbs combined with the high-torque TDI and the two electric motors results in respectable performance. The car accelerates to 60 in less than 4.5 seconds, and top speed is electronically governed at 155 mph.
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Acoustic Innovation: e-sound by Audi
Audi's future e-tron models will cover long distances powered by
practically silent electric motors. To ensure that pedestrians in urban
settings will hear them, the brand has developed a synthetic solution: Audi
Sound is an especially exciting aspect of a vehicle. Although it can be
described in physical terms, there is no substitute for experiencing it
firsthand. A car's sound is emotional, not intellectual. Although we
consciously register a car's sounds only occasionally while on the road,
they are always there -- playing a crucial role in the driving experience.
Sounds send signals. Low-range frequencies suggest power and composure,
while mid-range frequencies emit sportiness and agility.
In a series-production Audi, a combustion engine currently supplies the
music. Conversely, the motor in an electric-powered e-tron is not an
option, as it is too quiet and its high frequencies are not exactly
melodious. Audi's e-tron models will therefore feature a synthetic sound
signature. Rudolf Halbmeir teamed up with his colleagues Axel Brombach and
Dr. Lars Hinrichsen to create it.
The e-sound by Audi may be artificial, but it is authentic. In fact, the
e-tron itself generates its sound by the millisecond. Dr. Lars Hinrichsen,
the expert for hardware and software, explains: "Data relating to the
electric motor's rotational speed, vehicle speed, loads, and other
parameters is continuously supplied by the vehicle to the control unit. It
then uses this data to generate sound."
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Audi & Ducati #ComeTogether at Pikes Peak
Throughout their storied histories, Audi and Ducati forged legends racing
up Pikes Peak. With the 90th annual running of the treacherous Pikes Peak
International Hill Climb at hand, the two iconic brands chose to come
together and pit today's expressions of performance against the mountain
that has crowned each with championship glory. For Audi and Ducati fans in
the U.S. there's an added bonus: A chance to experience the power of the
Audi RS 5 and the Ducati Multistrada together in an unparalleled ride and
And to give back to the wildfire-ravaged community surrounding Pikes Peak,
Audi is donating to and helping raise awareness for "Battle the Blaze," a
donation fund established by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The Ultimate Ride & Drive Contest http://audi.us/contest
PPIHC "Battle the Blaze" fund -
Audi S8 TV Commercial - "Suspect"
With its latest commercial, "Suspect", Audi celebrates the race-engineered
S models by bringing together all the ingredients for the ultimate heist
film. But in this thriller, not everything is what it seems. Is it a
robbery or just a figment of one driver's imagination? You'll just have to
watch to find out.
Follow this link to get the S Model story http://audiusa.com/performance