Quietly tackling the Nürburgring.
Later on this year we will be able to enjoy the new Audi R8 E-Tron as members of the media and public thanks to Audi’s and other automaker’s advancements in hybrid and EV technology. Plus, they need to meet new fuel efficiency standards across the board, so the pressure is on.
Audi shows us that it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom with driving an EV super car, by ripping it through the legendary Nurburgring in Germany. With Marcus Winkelhock behind the wheel, the electric R8 was able to achieve a very respectable lap time of just 8:09.09, all without the use of a roaring 5.2-liter V-10 or 4.2-liter V-8 engine.
The production Audi R8 E-Tron will reportedly be built to the same specs as the featured car that just ran the ‘Ring. It will have a reported 125 mph top speed, 135-mile range and high-tech digital rear-view mirror.