I don’t usually feature cars on Gadget Review, but the new Audi – released today at the Tokyo Autoshow – is simply a hyper-attractive hybrid which will leave car and gadget enthusiast jaw dropped. Currently dubbed the Metroproject Quattro, this 3 door (2 front doors and a hatchback) can achieve 100km (60 miles or so) on just 4.9 liters (roughly 1.3 gallons) of gas. How so? Simple. The Metroproject Quattro rocks a 1.4 liter TFSI (turbocharged) gas engine and a 30KW electrics motor which is positioned at the rear axle. Apparently the rear, electric engine will kick in during acceleration and ultimately turns into an AWD vehicle. Furthermore, 80% of torque is achievable at just 1,250 RPMs (my GTI requires 2,000+ to achieve turbo kick in). I’m not sure if it’s a user option (i.e. a switch that can be flipped), but supposedly the electric motor – which runs on a Lithium Ion battery – can run independently, thus accomplishing 0 emissions and provides a range of 100km. 0-60 is achieved in 7.8 seconds. Not the fastest vehicle, but I’m sure tweaking is on the horizon.
Read more here, which includes info about electromagnetic shocks
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."