Audi R8 e-tron, the fastest EV ever

Do you think the electric cars are they too slow? Then take a look at the new record set by Audi with its R8 e-tron. A real swagger that can satisfy even the most demanding pilots.

The last hybrid car of which we have spoken is the Toyota Avalon, a heart sinking was read of its maximum speed in mode EV, electric only, with 40 km / h. Really daunting performance for buying a clean car. Don't worry, there Toyota Avalon was designed to invade the US market, we do not know if and when it will land in Europe, but we do know that in our continent another car manufacturer is destined to mark the history ofelectric cars, this is theAudi. The definitive demonstration was in Germany, with the Nürburgring.

L'Audi R8 e-tron it is a truly bold car. Equipped with two electric engines which generate a power of 280 kW and 820 Nm of torque. Currently, the record for a conventional car for Nürburgring motorsport is 7: 11.57 minutes, set by the Audi V8. L'Audi R8 e-tron it deviates slightly from the record set by the car with a fuel engine.


There R8 e-tron, with its two electric motors marked the world record of speed for a electric vehicle with 8: 09.099. L'e-tron R8 in addition to the double electric motor, it is also equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that stores 49 kWh of energy which should guarantee a range of 215 kilometers. L'Audi electric car on the track it could reach 200 km / h.

Excellent acceleration as it goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds. The entire car has a spectacular, light and slim design with a weight of approximately 3,935 kilos.

Of course, the R8 e-tron is a production car and not a racing car with the aerodynamic specifications“Said Markus Winkelhock, the R8 driver, in a statement. It's not aracing car but can guarantee very high performance and has numerous sporting characteristics. Driver Markus emphasizes how "unusual" it was to drive such a high-performance car without the roar of the engines. The electric cars among the advantages they also bring little noise pollution and theAudi R8 e-tron it seems to be slim, fast, attractive but safe: the car has an external speaker to alert pedestrians of its presence!


We remind you that theAudi, in May last year, announced that theR8 e-tron will be available at the end of 2012. The suggested price could be around $ 250,000.

Edited by Anna De Simone

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