Yes, the e-tron, derived from the popular Tron franchise for unknown and very cheesy reasons. But as far as the car goes, the 2014 Audi e-tron spyder is the roofless version of the electric concept e-tron showcased at last January’s Detroit Auto Show. Unlike the concept which had two rear-wheel drive electric motors, this one will come with a plug-in diesel hybrid-electric drivetrain. The car is apparently only limited to 40 miles per hour on the electric motor, after that, the v6 diesel engine kicks in which gives it an additional 5 mph as an extra “boost”.
The two electric motors provide 89 horsepower combined with the power of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 TDI producing 296 hp which translates into a total of 385 hp. Meanwhile, torque is estimated at 739 pound-feet. With all that power combined, the e-tron will do 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds
No word on Audi’s future plans in bringing this car to market but for now it will simply remain as a one-off showcar estimated at $2.7 million USD