Audi shows off electric R8 at Le Mans

Tom Webster

Not content with powering its way to a 1-2-3 while less reliable rivals fell by the wayside, Audi also showed off an electric version of its most desirable car at the Le Mans 24 hours race last weekend – the R8 e-tron.

The prototype has appeared in public before, but normally as a static display on a motor show stand. At Le Mans spectators got to see racing legend Frank Biela piloting the electric R8 around the famous French circuit.