(VIDEO) 2012 Le Mans: Audi R18 e-tron Quattro

01/03/2012
Here is the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, already announced by the German manufacturer recently, we can now discover it in its final livery.

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Audi will therefore engage four R18 this year in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, including two hybrids.

The hybrid LMP1 receive a V6 TDI diesel powertrain developing a peak output of 510hp, the R18 e-tron quattro are equipped with an energy recovery system located in the front wheels, it redistributes the energy from braking on the same front end, allowing to get 4-wheel drive for a few seconds and increased power.

Such a four-wheel drive hybrid technology had already been introduced on a prototype in March 2011, the Audi A5 quattro e-tron.

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The other two race-cars, non-hybrid codenamed Audi R18 Ultra are announced by the brand as the two lightest cars that Audi ever presented at Le Mans!

The R18 e-tron Quattro will compete with two other hybrids at Le Mans, the Toyota TS030.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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