Audi showed racing R18 e-tron Quattro on the streets of Le Mans

April 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Audi has unveiled coloring sport prototype R18 e-tron quattro, which this year will take part in endurance racing WEC. The public debut of the car took place on the streets of the French Le Mans – nine time winner of the marathon “24 Hours of Le Mans” and the pilot of the German team Tom Kristensen drove by car from downtown to the race track.

Photo of Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Photo of Audi R18 e-tron quattro


Sport prototype first was revealed in December last year. Car for the fastest LMP1 category prepared in accordance with ever-stricter technical regulations Championship WEC. The volume of the six-cylinder diesel engine cars for the upcoming season has been increased from 3.7 to 4.0-liters, and the unit works together with the kinetic energy recovery system based on the flywheel. See also: Audi enters the race “24 Hours of Le Mans” with a revolutionary new lighting requirements endurance races prohibit turbochargers with variable geometry turbocharging pressure will now be limited at around four bars, and will be removed from the construction of restrictors, which will be introduced instead of the limit fuel consumption. Monitor the fuel consumption will be special sensors.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro side Pic

Audi R18 e-tron quattro side Pic

The first race of the championship will be held April 20 at Silverstone. Pilots Audi team will be: Tom Kristensen, Loic Duval, Lucas di Grassi, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluye, Marcel Fässler, Oliver Jarvis, Marco Bonanomi and Filipe Albuquerque. In 2013, Audi won the championship standings in the WEC manufacturers and pilots, as well as 12 times won the marathon “24 Hours of Le Mans.”

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