Audi Readies R8 e-tron After Nurburgring Electric Car Track Record
Audi is an interesting car maker that never stops to intrigue us. At first, it vehemently claimed there was no future with electric cars, then it proceeded to show us an e-tron electric vehicle, EV prototype that stopped everyone in their tracks. Then there were rumors of the possibility of production cars based on it. Then nothing. Finally, it will be coming sometime soon. Then rumors of a plug-in hybrid based on the e-tron… then nothing. Then an electric A3 e-tron… then nothing. And now for the grand finale, the fastest electric car lap at the famous Nurburgring. Audi, you spin my head around.
Audi’s Fastest EV. Audi wants to show us it is still working on pure electric cars. After Toyota’s purpose built EV P001’s record of 7 minutes and 47.79 seconds on the Nurburgring, Audi wanted to set the record straight with a lap record for a production electric car with its upcoming production release of its R8 e-tron electric vehicle. The R8 e-tron blasted the 12.92-mile lap in 8 minutes, 9.099 seconds, barely a second more than Toyota's. This comes right on the tail of the company’s win at Le Mans with its diesel-electric hybrid racers and an indication that the R8 e-tron family might be closer than we expect.