Audi R8 E-Tron Sets A New Nürburgring Lap Record For Electric Cars

Audi R8 e-tron has set a new world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. With Markus Winkelhock at the wheel, the R8 e-tron lapped the extreme 12.92 mile track in 8:09.099 minutes.

The R8 e-tron used was identical to the model that will be launched at the end of this year. Both of the car’s electric motors generate 313bhp and 3,614lb ft of torque, enabling it to reach 62mph in 4.6sec. Top speed is normally limited to 124mph, while the limiter was raised to 155mph for the record-setting lap.

The R8 e-tron can travel up to 134 miles, when the 49KWh lithium-ion battery is fully charged.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


RELATED POSTS

Next-generation Audi TT interior revealed at CES
Production version of the Volkswagen Golf R 400 could produce more than 395bhp
New third-generation Audi TT coupe now available to order, priced from £29,770
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR revealed with 542bhp, priced from £93,450
All-new Mazda CX-3 compact crossover teased for Los Angeles debut
One-off Pagani Huayra 730 S Edition - first pictures and details
Cargo ship carrying 1,200 Jaguars and Land Rovers worth around £100 million deliberately run aground...
The first diesel Bentley is here - the Bentayga diesel
Black tie and wheels: The finest bond cars ever
Goodwood Festival of Speed's new 'FoS Future Lab' to showcase cutting-edge car tech
LEVC electric taxis arrive on London's roads for the final phase of testing
Mazda Vision Coupe wins most beautiful concept award
Tags: , , , , ,
linode.com