Audi e-tron Spyder: Hybrid model vows 128 mpg

Unlike the hard-top e-tron, which was purely electric, this model is a plug-in hybrid that uses a lithium ion battery plus a pair of 88bhp electric motors mounted to the front axle.

Audi e-tron Spyder
A mid-mounted TDI diesel engine provides power to the rear wheels. Crave UK

Remember that Audi e-tron we showed you last year? Y'know, the electric R8? Audi's only gone and lopped the roof off to create a spyder version. Somebody pass us a Tena Lady.

Unlike the hard-top e-tron, which was purely electric, this model is a plug-in hybrid. It uses a lithium ion battery plus a pair of 88 bhp electric motors mounted to the front axle which, altogether, can drive the car for up to 31 miles at a speed of 37 mph.

When that energy's depleted, it can be replenished from a household electrical outlet or the driver can make use of the car's 3-liter, TDI diesel engine to extend its range.

Read more of " Audi e-tron Spyder photos: Hybrid sports car promises 128mpg " at Crave UK.

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