Audi puts up complete video of R8 e-Tron tackling the Nurburgring

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Aug 8, 2012
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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Audi puts up complete video of its R8 e-Tron tackling the Nurburgring

Last July, Audi announced that its R8 e-Tron all-electric sports car had tackled the the 20.8km Nurburgring Nordschleife track in eight minutes and 9.099 seconds to set the "world record for a production vehicle with an electric drive system." Unfortunately, the German carmaker only released a condensed (less than two minutes) version of that feat. Fast-forward to a month later and Audi releases a complete video of the R8 e-Tron's record-setting run.

With race driver Markus Winkelhock behind the wheel, we're treated to alternating views of the run as the video switches between the camera mounted behind and just over Winkelhock's right shoulder, and the camera mounted right in front of the car.

With the R8 e-Tron being an all-electric car, it's slightly disconcerting to hear nothing but the wind and road noise. We assume, though, that Winkelhock could have shaved some milliseconds off his time if he had taken the Flugplatz section cleanly.

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Check out the video from the 0:57-second mark onward to see how he spectacularly saved the car.

 

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