Electric Audi R8 e-tron Cancelled, Millionaires Weep

The back-and-forth saga of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron has come to a sad conclusion. Despite building ten test cars, Audi will not sell the R8 e-tron to the public, surely causing some hedge fund managers and industrialists to break down in tears. Apparently the car just didn’t live up to Audi’s high expectations. Sad trombone.

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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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