An Audi R8 e-tron has set the production electric car record by running a 8:09.099 lap at the Nurburgring track.  Audi is calling this achievement a “milestone in its history” that ranks right up there with its eleven victories at the 24-hour LeMans race.

Though the e-tron is a production vehicle, it is still quite a vehicle. The all electric car boasts 375 horsepower and a 133-mile range. The car’s race car driver Marcus Winkelhock got a kick out of giving the e-tron a run. “The torque with which the electric motors propel the car uphill beats everything that I know. Within just a few weeks we’ve taken on some big challenges and in the process we’ve shown that we are at the forefront with all of our drive concepts.”

The Audi R8 e-tron will go on sale towards the end of the year.  No word yet on price.  But don’t expect to get a car loan with bad credit for this one.  It ain’t gonna be cheap, that’s for sure!

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