Last week, Audi technical development chief Micheal Dick and factory Le Mans pilot Lucas Luhr finished first overall in the inaugural Silvretta E-Auto Rally Montafon in Austria using the R8 e-Tron demonstrator. The winning car is based on the body of a standard R8 V10 coupe and powered by the four-motor electric drive system used on last year's e-Tron concept.
The E-Auto Rally took place over three days, including three stages and 10 time trials where the drivers had to match the target time. The 24 electric vehicles covered a total distance was just over 104 miles with one 9.3 mile stage including over 3,200 feet of elevation change. At the end of the rally, the Audi won by just over 0.5 seconds.