Friday, August 3, 2012

Video: The speed of silence: Onboard the R8 e-tron Nürburgring lap record run

By Johan Laubscher

A few weeks ago Audi set a new lap record at the Nürburgring. The red Audi R8 e-tron became the production electric car lap record holder around the green hell. The most notable fact from the record run was the silence of the car heading around the race circuit. Today Audi released an onboard video from the record breaking run. Even more so in this video the eerie silence is present as the electric motors power the R8 e-tron around the circuit for its 8 minute and 9.099 second run.