When an automaker is the leader in performance, they can’t stand still and Audi is moving forward by updating the whole R8 high-performance model range for 2013.
Basically, Audi is still working on how to use its irresistible R8 platform for a high-performance electric drive.
After a three year collaboration, Audi has concluded its e Performance study.
The 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet is powered by the familiar 4.2L FSI V8 producing an impressive 450 horsepower at 8,250rpm (wow!) and 317lb-ft of torque available from 4,000 to 6,000rpm.
The hybrid race car dominance of the FIA World Endurance Championship race series continued with Audi's R18 e-tron quattro claiming both 1st and 2nd place in the 6 Hours of Bahrain on Sunday.
The turbocharger is a very efficient way for automakers to take a smaller displacement engine, and increase both engine performance and reduce fuel consumption.
Hybrid race cars are winning in major international races.