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.

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