The new Audi F12

The German car manufacturer Audi, presented its new model to the world electric, the very sporty one F12. If your attention has been captured byAudi R8 e-Tron, you will be pleased to know thatAudi Sport F12 can be considered its twin, but with an extra gear! We are not talking about the gearbox but a more practical and rampant electric transmission model.

What does the Sport F12 and the R8 e-Tron? The two electric cars home Audi they have the same frame. There Sport F12 stands out for its electric drive system designed by the Audi and Bosch developers with the participation of university researchers. The transfer model could be mounted on any car - from crossovers to city cars - and guarantee exceptional performance.

The lithium-ion battery has an energy capacity of 38 kWh with sections of 200 cells, a little less than the battery mounted on theAudi R8 e-tron. The battery will power three electric motors that generate combined power comparable to an engine of 204 horsepower and 405 ft-lbs of torque (550 Nm). At moderate speeds, the front-wheel drive electric motor comes into operation, guaranteeing maximum savings. At high speeds, the two rear engines will also take to the field for four-wheel drive.

L'Audi F12 it is the result of three years of testing and is part of the program e-Performance also partly financed by the German government. The program cost a total of 36 million euros.

Among the on-board gems we see a very peculiar control panel: instead of the classic gearbox there is a selector that integrates the Parking, Reverse, Standard and Drive commands. Another branded novelty Audi is the ability to control everything from one Tablet: the on-board functions can be controlled by an iPad placed in the front of the passenger compartment, being a tablet, it can also be removed.

As for speed, there is not much to add, just think that theAudi R8 e-Tron goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds. The only doubt arises about the launch date of the F12; since it is only a prototype, when a 'electric car such? We look forward to the next results AUDI.

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