The Uninspiring Silence of an Audi R8 e-Tron vs The Screaming Sounds of a Pagani Zonda R at the 'Ring

Call us old fashion, but we believe that a sports car has to arouse all your senses with its acceleration, speed, handling, looks and of course, sounds.

The Audi R8 is by all means a sharp looking and handling automobile that will likely be fast even in e-tron guise, which is Audi talk for its pure-electric powertrain that uses two electric motors on each axle.

However, after watching this fresh video footage of an undisguised R8 e-tron prototype running around the Nürburgring and then comparing the sounds to the Pagani Zonda R and Huayra that happened to be on the circuit the same day, we can’t help but feel dispirited for the Audi, even though we understand that they’re different type of cars…

Check out the two videos after the jump and tell us what you think.


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