29 Jun '12, 11am

Audi R8 e-tron sets new electric record* with 8:09.099 time at Nürburgring

World record for the Audi R8 e-tron: with 8:09.099 minutes at the Nürburgring Superior peak performance for electric-drive production vehicles Racing driver Markus Winkelhock piloted the new electric sports car with 280 kW output Michael Dick: "To us, electric mobility means dynamics and driving pleasure" Ingolstadt/Nürburg, June 29, 2012 – The future of electric mobility at Audi is highly dynamic: The R8 e-tron has set a world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system on the Nürburgring Nordschleife – the toughest test track in the world. Racing driver Markus Winkelhock piloted the high-performance, all-electric-drive sports car around the demanding 20.8-kilometer (12.92-mile) track in 8:09.099 minutes. With this Audi has achieved yet another milestone in its history, following overall wins at the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and Le Mans. "The R8 e...

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