The much-talked-about Audi e-tron electric supercar has officially moved from our “Concept Cars” section to our “Future Cars” section. Know what that means? Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen confirmed the car will make production, stating “I expect we will see running examples in the next 24 months,” meaning that’s about when we’ll start seeing spy shots of the car.
The Audi e-tron boasts 313 horsepower and an incredible 3,319 lb-ft of torque, which can scoot the electric supercar from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds. Not an incredibly quick number for a supercar, but considering the instantaneous torque and individually-powered wheels, I’m betting it will handle like a go-kart on rails and carry some serious speed through corners. Acceleration-induced whiplash is likely.
No word on price, of course, but expect it to be into the six-figure range when it hits the showrooms in late 2012 as a 2013 model (estimate.)