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

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


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.


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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