Audi sports prototype R18 e-tron quattro for the “Le Mans” has become more powerful

May 25, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Motorsport division of Audi introduced a new version sports prototype R18 e-tron quattro, which acts in the world championship endurance race (WEC), including marathon “24 Hours of Le Mans.” The car has received advanced aerodynamic elements and improved hybrid propulsion system. The motor-generator to the front axle is now generates 270 horsepower, 40 more strength than last year.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro picture

Audi R18 e-tron quattro pics

Thus, the total output of the power plant, which also includes a six-cylinder diesel engine rated at 560 horsepower, was about 830 horsepower. According to the team, the car became more powerful than the average of 17 percent, and fuel consumption was reduced to 2.5 liters per cycle.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro pics

Audi R18 e-tron quattro image

Because of the change of power electrical components of the power plant had to be transferred Audi car in the other subcategories, top class LMP1. Now sports prototype allowed using for round two, but four mega joules of stored energy. In turn, translated into this category has limited command in fuel consumption – now the machine should consume 79 and 77 kilograms of diesel fuel per hour.

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