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Europe: Electric Cars July 2, 2012 Audi R8 e-tron Sets New Production Electric Car…

So explained Audi AG board member for technical development, Michael Dick, after racing driver Marcus Winkelhock set a new production lap record for electric cars, at the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.

Well, it’s certainly a more positive outlook than electric mobility being “for idiots” (remember that?) but Audi’s new record certainly reinforces the “dynamics and driving pleasure” aspect.

In fact, Audi marks the 8:09.099 lap as another “milestone in its history”, alongside its eleven Le Mans 24-hour victories. The most recent of those came from Audi’s first hybrid race car, the R18 e-tron quattro.

The 375-horsepower R8 e-tron comes within a minute of the overall production lap record at the Nordschleife, currently held by the 700-hp Audi-engined Gumpert Apollo Sport.

And that word “production” is key to the Audi’s record.
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