Audi R8 e-Tron manufactured to the rings has established, on 26 June, the the world record at Nürburgring-Nordschleife for a production electric vehicle, completing the course in 8 minutes 9 seconds and 99 thousandths. In comparison, the holder of the current record for a combustion engine is owned by a Gumpert Apollo Sport, powered by a 700 horsepower Audi V8, which completed the circuit in 8′ 09″ 099″ in 20.8 km.
“The R8 e-tron offered a magnificent demonstration of its potential, the most challenging circuit in the world. The mode of propulsion has confirmed that we were on the right track. For us, the electric propulsion was never a matter of sacrifice, but rather of emotion, sport and driving pleasure.“, said Michael Dick in Audi, who himself was at the controls of the vehicle. The Audi R8 e-Tron is able to cross the bar of 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, with a maximum speed limited to 200 km/h; However, for the purposes of the races, the speed has been increased to 250 km/h. Its battery provides enough energy to give about 215 km of autonomy to the vehicle.
Record At Nürburgring-Nordschleife for Audi R8 e-Tron Electric
Audi, after the historic victory of the R18 e-tron quattro le mans, the first of a hybrid car in the Sarthe, continued on the same dynamic highlighting new technologies.
The Audi R8 e-Tron powered by a 49 Kw lithium-ion battery, providing a range of approximately 215 km. The weight of the car is 1780 kg.
“Of course, the R8 e-tron is a series car and non-car racing with many aerodynamic elements, However, with its low centre of gravity and distribution of the weight on the back, it has many sporting qualities. The couple with the electric motors propel the car in the mounted exceeds everything I know – even if they are virtually not noise, which at the beginning was really for me a completely new experience. In the areas where I really needed to Motricity, the effects of couple – active variation of torque to one wheel at the back – really helps me“, added Markus Winkelhock.