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The Audi R8 e-tron is an electric sports car that first appears in Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Description

The all-electric Audi R8 e-tron concept car was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, followed by the 2009 LA Auto Show (in orange body color), and at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans show.

The Audi e-tron is a version of the R8 Coupé with a slightly smaller body, four electric motors rated at 317 PS (233 kW; 313 bhp) and 4,500 newton metres (3,319 lbf·ft) of torque. However the proposed torque rating is the torque measured at the wheels, not at the output shaft — as is the industry standard, the true torque rating being around 678 newton metres (500 lbf·ft). Other features include 42.4 kilowatt hours lithium-ion battery, needs-based energy management system, LED technology used for all lighting units, independent cooling system for each axle, doors, covers, sidewalls and roof in fiber-reinforced plastic; 3-mode flush gear selector (forward, reverse and neutral), instrument cluster with fold-out central display with integrated MMI functions, climate control unit located to the right above the steering wheel, racing-inspired lightweight bucket seats, snow white and cognac interior colours, heat pump, climate control system, triangular double wishbones at the front axle and trapezoidal wishbones made of forged aluminum components at the rear axle, direct rack-and-pinion steering with speed-sensitive electromechanical steering boost, 235/35R19 front and 295/30R19 rear tires with a new blade design, prototype of an information processing system (car-to-x communication).

Audi originally announced the first e-tron model to be built by quattro GmbH at Neckarsulm, with a small production series beginning in late 2012. The R8 e-tron prototype was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The prototype is based on the R8 and follows closely the original concept, with a shape reminiscent of existing V8 and V10 petrol-powered versions. Audi claims the production version of the R8 e-tron will be capable of a 0–100 km/h (62 mph) time of around 4.8 seconds, making it only 0.2 seconds slower than the R8 V8. Initial plans call for its top speed to be limited to 125 mph (200 km/h) to protect the charge of the battery. It was planned for launch in early 2012. Along with the R8 e-tron, Audi is also considering small-scale production of a smaller and lighter zero-emission sports car based on the second e-tron concept displayed at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Beginner's guide

The Audi R8 e-tron is the second car in Asphalt 8: Airborne. It is the first purchasable car, placed after the free Dodge Dart GT, and before the Tesla Model S.

The Audi R8 e-tron is not considered an upgrade to the Dodge Dart GT for beginner players, as it is more difficult to use. If used incorrectly, the Audi R8 e-tron can become one of the slowest cars in the game, only faster than the Ford F-150. However, if used correctly, like the Ford F-150 (which requires proper nitro management to bring out its full potential), it can reach a high speed.

The Audi R8 e-tron's raw top speed is lower than that of the Dodge Dart GT but its total top speed is higher. It has a slightly more efficient nitro of 9/14/19, though far from long-lasting. For a price of only A8Credits 7,000​​, the Audi R8 e-tron can be bought without a second thought. It can serve as a great alternative to the Dodge Dart GT as a starter's car for Class D.

After the Audi R8 e-tron, a good choice of car is the Mini Cooper S Roadster; other options like the Tesla Model S only offer slightly upgraded performance. After this, a good choice of car is the Nissan 370Z, followed by the SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI (one of the few non-token, non-elite, non-blueprint cars) and Mazda RX-8 (the current best Class D car).

The Audi R8 e-tron faces off against the Tesla Model S in a Career Mode race in Season 1. It also unlocks its own race, an Audi race, and several Electric races; however, in the latter, the player will be pitched against semi-upgraded DS Survolts and Silver Lightnings which are far better and faster than the e-tron.

Summary

The Audi R8 e-tron is the first Audi car in Asphalt 8: Airborne and it is also the first electric car in the game. It is also the first purchasable car in the game.

The Audi R8 e-tron qualifies as a starter's Class D car, with the following rank statistics:

  • Starting rank: 527
  • MAX rank: 821 (+294)
  • PRO rank: 553 (+26)
  • MAX+PRO rank: 847
  • Tuning Kit bonus: +72
  • Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 320
  • Upgrade rank percentages: 5/60/5/30
  • Nitro Efficiency: 9/14/19

Performance

The Audi R8 e-tron, though seemingly unimpressive, serves as the default "stat build" for many much better cars in the game, including the Ford F-150 (partially), Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC, Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, Camaro Z/28, 1967 Chevrolet Impala, SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI (partially), Datsun 280Z, Audi R8 LMS Ultra, Rimac Concept One, and Tramontana XTR, among others. This is comparable to how the Dodge Dart GT serves as the default stat build for higher-ranked cars like the Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA.

The Audi R8 e-tron possesses a higher rate of acceleration than the Dodge Dart GT, as well as a greater total top speed and more efficient nitro. However, a lack of raw top speed and handling makes the Audi R8 e-tron a less beginner-friendly car. The Audi R8 e-tron also features a higher rate of acceleration and better handling than the Tesla Model S, but a lower raw top speed, lower total top speed and lower nitro efficiency.

Usage

The Audi R8 e-tron is one of the least competitive Time-Limited Event cars. In Multiplayer, the Audi R8 e-tron can do relatively well, since its rank puts it in the lowest league/s possible. It is not the best option, however, as several higher-tier cars also start at a rank under 600, allowing them to achieve a higher speed than the Audi R8 e-tron at the same rank.

The Audi R8 e-tron offers a Class C upgrade for its tenth Car Mastery challenge. It is also part of four collections; Ion Runners, Audi, German Steel, and Glimpse into the Future.

Price

As of the Motorcycles Update, the Audi R8 e-tron costs A8Credits 7,000​​ to purchase (originally A8Credits 1,500​​, then A8Credits 2,250​​), A8Credits 150,750​​ to MAX and A8Credits 1,453​​ to PRO.

Alternatively, it could be purchased from either the Class D Car Pack or the Starter Car Pack (which also granted the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, Aston Martin DB9 Coupé, Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series, and GTA Spano).

Worthiness

Given that the e-tron is a direct improvement over the Dodge Dart GT, except in terms of raw top speed, coupled with its cheap price of A8Credits 7,000​​, it will make a good beginner's car for finishing seasons.

Hence, the players, especially beginners, are highly advised to get the e-tron. Even if one has better cars, the e-tron can be a cheap source of A8Licenses.

For more advanced players, it is a surprisingly good multiplayer car because of its low rank, which pits it against inexperienced beginners.

Cars/Bikes in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Class D
Dodge Dart GT Audi R8 e-tron Tesla Model S Cadillac ATS Suzuki GSX-R750 Cadillac XTS Ford F-150 Scion FR-S Mini Cooper S Roadster Kawasaki Z800 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Renault DeZir Peugeot RCZ R DS 3 Racing Audi S4 Nissan 370Z Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 1967 Chevrolet Impala 2015 Ford Mustang Nissan Juke NISMO Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ Porsche 959 Ferrari 308 GTS Geely GC9 BMW M3 Sedan Mazda 6 Honda S2000 nanoFlowcell QUANTINO Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI Alfa Romeo 4C Mazda RX-8 Donkervoort D8 GTO Buick Avista Concept Hyundai i30 N Ariel Atom V8
Class C
Audi RS 3 Sportback Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Audi TTS Coupé Chevrolet Camaro GS Ford Focus RS KTM 1290 Super Duke R Lamborghini Urus Datsun 280Z Infiniti FX50 Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Lotus Exige S Coupe Yamaha YZF-R6 Audi RS 4 Avant Ferrari 612 Scaglietti BMW M1 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Acura NSX 2005 SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Porsche 718 Boxster S Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Jaguar F-Type R BMW M2 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Felino cB7 Lamborghini Miura Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI McLaren M14A Vencer Sarthe AC 378 GT Z Buick Riviera ED Design Torq Mitsubishi Eclipse Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Sbarro GT1 Nissan 370Z Special Edition Renault Alpine Celebration MV Agusta F4 1000 R Sbarro Sparta Maserati Alfieri Renault Trezor Honda Civic Type R
Class B
DS Survolt Aston Martin DB9 Coupé Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Maserati GranTurismo Sport Lotus Evora Enduro GT Bentley Continental GT V8 Ducati Monster 1200 Ferrari Testarossa Aston Martin V12 Zagato Aston Martin V12 Vantage BMW M6 Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ Nissan GT-R (R35) Mazda Furai Yamaha FZ-10 Ferrari 458 Italia Mercedes-Benz Biome Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 Ferrari F40 Spada Codatronca TSS Audi R8 LMS Ultra Porsche Cayman GT4 Ford Shelby GT500 Rinspeed zaZen Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Honda Integra Type-R Shelby Cobra 427 Maserati MC12 Ferrari 599XX Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Rimac Concept One Arrinera Hussarya Ferrari F50 ONUK Sazan LM Peugeot SR1 Chevrolet SS McLaren MP4/8 BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Kepler Motion TVR Sagaris Holden Coupe 60 Lamborghini Estoque Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Ferrari GTC4Lusso Mercedes-AMG GT3 BMW M2 Special Edition 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Mazda RX-8 Special Edition Falcon F7 Lotus Evora Sport 410 SCG 003S Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Apollo N
Class A
Ford 2006 GT Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Ferrari F430 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Marussia B2 Ducati SuperSport S Chevrolet Corvette C7 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition McLaren 12C Spider Pagani Zonda R Ferrari F12berlinetta BMW S 1000 RR Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS Lucra L148 RUF RT 12 S Ferrari FF Jaguar C-X75 Ferrari LaFerrari Lamborghini Asterion Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS McLaren P1™ Zenvo ST1 Mazzanti Evantra Nissan GT-R NISMO Savage Rivale GTR Volkswagen W12 McLaren 570S Tramontana XTR McLaren 650S GT3 Ferrari 330 P4 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Sbarro Alcador McLaren 675LT Mosler GT3 McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Rezvani Beast Alpha Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS Jaguar XJ220S BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition SIN R1 Aston Martin One-77 Rimac Concept S Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Infiniti Vision GT McLaren 720S
Class S
Lamborghini Veneno GTA Spano RUF CTR 3 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Pagani Huayra Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Suzuki Hayabusa Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning Lamborghini Huracán Koenigsegg Agera R W Motors Lykan HyperSport SSC Tuatara nanoFlowcell QUANT FE Chrysler ME412 Peugeot Onyx SSC Ultimate Aero XT Hennessey Venom GT Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR my2017 Lamborghini Egoista Porsche Carrera GT Koenigsegg One:1 2015 GTA Spano Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition McLaren F1 XP-5 9FF GT9 VMAX Weber Faster One Cadillac 16 Concept Kawasaki Ninja H2 R Ferrari Enzo Ferrari Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV Mosler Super GT HTT Pléthore LC 750 GT by CITROEN Ferrari 488 Pista Renault Sport R.S. 01 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package W Motors Fenyr SuperSport Mosler Land Shark Pagani Huayra BC McLaren P1™ GTR Arrinera Hussarya GT TRION NEMESIS Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition Aston Martin Vulcan Devel Sixteen Prototype Arash AF10 McLaren MP4-31 Apollo Intensa Emozione 2018 McLaren X2 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4