In the meantime, it is fact that the road- legal EV P001 prototype is still grabbing most of the global record for electric vehicles at the Nurburgring Nordschleife with 7:47.794 sprint time. However, the four rings company lately has just confirmed that the R8 e-tron is managed in lapping the track as the fastest in a series production model.
The new R8 e-tron electric powered is able to complete as much 20.8 kilometers in the Nurburgring track with Markus Winkelhock sitting behind its wheel in 8:09.099 minutes.
Just to remind you that the R8 V10 in 2009 has recorded a time of 7:44, while in 2007, the R8 V8 recorded a time of 8:04. Well, you can see and compare the recorded time clearly then.
Yet, based on the information presented in Audi’s press statement, the R8 e-tron is just similar with the forthcoming production model at all except one that is although the top speed of the production model is limited to 200 kilos per hour, the engineers have throw away the speed controller from the R8 e-tron model so that it is able to hit 250 km/h.
The company also claimed that Winkelhock is the two fast laps in one go in a second R8 e-tron on the Nordschleife with 200 km/h with a recorded time 8:30.873 and 8:26.096.
The R8 e-tron is equipped with two electric motors in which each of them is fitted on every axle. Both motors provide the e-tron with a total output of 280 kW and 820 Nm of peak torque. It is said that almost from a standing start, as much 4,900 Nm is transferred into the rear wheels.
The e-tron that is measured at 1,780 kilos including the batteries that provides a driving range of 215 kilometers accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, while reaching 200 km/h top speed.