The new Audi E-Tron was made official recently and now Audi has revealed some more information about their Audi E-Tron prototype.
The company has been testing out the Audi E-Tron prototype on the slat flats and savanna in Namibia, the car comes with an all new generation Quattro all wheel drive system.
The dried-out salt lake on the edge of the Kalahari Desert measures 2 by 2.3 kilometers (1.2 by 1.4 mi). Its porous, hard surface with fine-grained gravel offers a low coefficient of friction – optimal conditions to experience the Audi e-tron prototype in a controlled drift and get a feel for its lightning-fast acceleration coupled with high traction. This is possible thanks to the electric all-wheel drive and numerous suspension systems that are intelligently interconnected, most notably the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC), the Audi drive select dynamic handling system and the standard air suspension. On rough terrain it increases the ground clearance of the Audi e-tron prototype at the push of a button by 50 millimeters (2.0 in). At the same time the ESC optimizes the traction and brake control and increases the effect of the electronic differential lock for optimum power transfer and propulsive power.
You can find out more details about the Audi E-Tron prototype over at Audi at the link below, the production version of the car goes on sale early next year.
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