The Audi Asterisk: R8 e-tron Sets Nurburgring “Record”

If I said that I was growing tired of automakers utilizing the Nurburgring as a testing ground and benchmark versus other automakers, I wouldn’t be the first person to say it. Truth is, I don’t really care; most American car buyers have never heard of the place. But that hasn’t stopped Audi from taking a car it doesn’t yet build, taking it to the ‘Ring, and laying claim to a new production electric car lap record, asterisks included.

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Video: Toyota Motorsports EV Sets New Nurburgring Record

They said they were gonna do it, and they did. They who? Toyota, that’s who. Their German Motorsports division, GmbH, pledged to set a new Nurburgring record for EV’s. They not only set a new record…they set the bar way, way higher.

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Toyota Aims to Set EV Lap Record at the Nurburgring with New Supercar

I love to cover electric vehicle racing news, from grassroots projects like the Inhaler to Nissan’s efforts to bring together an electric vehicle racing series. And now here comes Toyota, swinging for the fences with an electric racecar that aims to shatter records at the famed Nurburgring track in Germany.

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