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Audi R8 E-Tron Concept looking close to production ready at Frankfurt

Looks like the Audi R8 E-Tron concept that first debuted in 2009  is looking ever closer to being production ready. Audi has shown off the more complete R8 E-Tron Concept at the current 2011 Frankfurt Motor show. The Car will have electronic drive motors at all four wheels sticking with the true quattro theme. The EV R8 will produce 313-hp and a mind-blowing 3,319 foot pounds of torque. Those numbers will be good for a 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds. Pretty good numbers for an EV vehicle, not as good as the Tesla Roadster, granted, but still very good. Unfortunately the range of the vehicle is only around 154 miles, I guess you have to pay for the performance somewhere…

Never the less, this is still an unbelievably sexy car and will have a nice fan base of the more eco-conscious performance car enthusiasts. The R8 E-tron has a few subtle design cues to set it apart from its gas powered counter part. The Carbon hood insert and chrome fins on the front grill and rear of the car give it a nice distinction.


Toyota FT-86 II unveiled at Frankfurt

So, as promised by all the Teasers, Toyota unveiled the updated FT-86 II concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this morning. It’s a shame that they really didn’t speak of it. Toyota mainly focused on their hybrid technology during the press conference. What we know: its supposedly lighter and from the looks of it, it’s sporting new Brembo breaks sitting behind the shoes. It also appears to have a few updated design elements on the exterior. The updated Burnt Orange paint Job is pretty nice also.

Other than that, we don’t know much more than we already did. It will have a 4-cylinder Direct Injected power plant good for around 200-hp to the wheels and it’s a joint project that will be released with Subaru and of course under the Scion badge as the FR-S. At least we have some nice pictures of here to look at:


Toyota releases new teaser trailer for the FT-86 II Concept

You’ve probably read my article in the past regarding the Scion FR-S and Toyota FT-86 concepts in the past. Well, it looks like Toyota is teasing us with a trailer for a new re-worked version of the concept now known as the FT-86 II. The car is expected to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September the 13th. You can bet I’ll have a full article and pictures up as soon as it happens. Check out the teaser clip: