Audi has stopped production of the R8 e-tron having sold fewer than 100 examples of the all-electric sports car.
The German marque unveiled the model in production-spec at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, based around the second-generation R8. Its debut came six years after being first previewed in concept form and on paper, it seemed a promising prospect, adding a new dimension to the R8 range.
An Audi representative confirmed the news saying that “fewer than 100” were sold. The vehicle’s sky-high 1 million euro ($1.1 million) price tag is a likely reason for why the electric model never appealed to many buyers.
When launched, the R8 e-tron utilized two rear-mounted electric motors delivering a total of 456 hp and 679 lb-ft of torque. That power was transmitted to the rear wheels courtesy of a single-speed transmission, allowing the model to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds and a 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed.