Following an earlier story published about two weeks ago, we can now share with you a video of the Audi R8 e-tron Nurburgring lap record. Markus Winkelhock drove the Audi R8 e-tron on the Nurburgring Nordschleife and set a new lap record for sports cars with purely electric power.
The former DTM driver lapped the famous 20.8km-long track in just 8 minutes and 9 seconds. The video shows the complete record run via onboard cameras. Also check the interesting electronic rear view mirror, which includes a screen showing the full rear view sight.
The lap time of the Audo R8 e-tron matches that of the Renault Megane RS Trophy, Audi RS4, BMW M6 E63, and the Honda NSX-R. The e-tron is not even the fastest electric vehicle; the Toyota TMG EV P001 has set the lap record for an electric car in August last year with a time of 7 minutes and 47.794 seconds.
thats shit and slow considering real engines..
electric cars are for poofs…
it’s rather quick considering that it’s just a converted R8, not an EV build from the ground. It’s Audi’s first time ever electric car and has less HP than V8 R8. btw the max speed is limited because of limitation of the batteries.
Imagine what proper made EV with more powerful motors and better batteries could do!
Markus Winkelhock, the fromer 24 h of nurburgring driver, so it is well supposed to know the track..