VIDEO: Audi R8 e-tron lap record

Audi R8 etron

Audi has released onboard video of the R8 e-tron setting its Nürburgring lap record for an electric powered production car. Markus Winkelhock was at the wheel and he managed to pedal the eerily quiet R8 around the Ring in 8 minutes 9.09 seconds.

While the lap time is impressive enough you can see from the grab above that Winkelhock had a bit of a brown trouser moment early in the lap. We’re not sure if it’s the lack of engine sound, but the view inside the cabin, coupled with the squealing tyres, leads us to believe the e-tron suffers from more than enough understeer.

Watch the lap in full after the break and judge for yourself.