German publication Auto Bild is reporting an e-tron Spyder is heading to the Paris Motor Show. The Detroit e-tron (not the same as the Frankfurt version from 2009) is likely another stepping stone to the future R4.
Critically, the report says the e-tron Spyder runs on hybrid power. Two electric motors are capable of propelling the hybrid concept up to 31 miles on battery alone before the parallel system puts a 3.0-liter TDI V-6 to work. Like most hybrids, a continuously variable transmission will see playing time.
The e-tron Spyder taps the venerable R8 for its braking system, steering, and suspension, which is fitting to say the least.
For additional e-tron Spyder images, visit the Auto Bild link below. Stay tuned to Automobile for the latest on the Paris Motor Show.
Source: Auto Bild (in German)