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2012 Audi R8 E-Tron

2012 Audi R8 E-Tron: The Audi R8 e-tron is powered by two electric motors, which produce up to 376 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque. Those motors, in turn, are powered by a t-shaped 49 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that lives in the R8′s standard transmission tunnel and just in front of the rear axle. The whole package weighs 3924 pounds and has an estimated range of 134 miles. Top speed in production specification is 125 mph, although Audi engineers specifically raised the Vmax to 155 mph for Nurburgring testing.

With about 50 hp less than the Audi R8 4.2 FSI, the R8 e-tron was probably going to finish the nearly 13-mile German track behind the gasoline car, and it did, but only barely. At a final, verified time of 8:09.099, the e-tron finished its run of the Green Hell about four seconds behind the R8 4.2′s ring time of 8:05, which was achieved in 2007 at the hands of Sport Auto magazine in Germany. At 8:09, Audi also captured the world record for the fastest EV lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

 2012 Audi R8 E-Tron
 2012 Audi R8 E-Tron
2012 Audi R8 E-Tron