The subsequent Audi R18 e-tron quattro: new record for a World Champions

Posted on 12. Dec, 2013 by in Audi Canada

The 2014-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattro is a many formidable competition automobile ever built by Audi. At initial glance, a new hybrid sports automobile appears like a continual serve growth of a World Championship winning automobile and Le Mans leader of a past dual years. However, due to a new LMP1 regulations that will come into outcome in 2014, Audi Sport factually redeveloped each singular component.

“The subsequent Audi R18 e-tron quattro represents a totally new era of Le Mans prototypes,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “The beliefs of a LMP1 regulations have essentially changed. The thought behind this is to grasp likewise quick path times as in a past with extremely reduction energy. Making some-more out of less: a forward-thinking approach.”

Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport, talks about a ‘revolution in thinking.’ “A elemental proceed to motorsport is being abandoned. Instead of appetite output, appetite expenditure will be theme to stipulations – this is in line with a suggestion of a times and opens adult good technical freedoms to a engineers. In 2014, we’ll be saying a far-reaching accumulation of concepts on a grid during Le Mans.”

The simple elements of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro’s new pattern were tangible behind in 2012 and a pattern of all a singular components started during a finish of 2012. The new LMP1 sports automobile was rolled out in a early tumble of 2013, followed by lane tests of a many new R18.  

In a new Technical Regulations, a vast series of principal definitions, that regard a powertrain, physique dimensions, reserve and aerodynamics, were re-determined. With a new R18, Audi Sport has opted for a identical judgment as in a past – despite with innovative minute solutions and an additional hybrid system. The pivotal details:

  • A serve grown V6 TDI mid-engine powers a behind wheels
  • e-tron quattro hybrid element during a front spindle (ERS-K – Energy Recovery System Kinetic, a element to store kinetic energy)
  • Optimized flywheel appetite storage system
  • Hybrid element with an electric turbocharger in a inner explosion engine (ERS-H – Energy Recovery System Heat, a element that stores appetite converted from heat)

New approaches to powertrain record and appetite management

Never before has a competition automobile been powered by record as formidable as a one used in Audi’s new LMP1 sports car. The TDI engine, that sets a benchmark in terms of efficiency, stays a verified and critical component of a altogether concept. The serve grown V6 TDI section of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro creates a essential grant to a car’s correspondence with a appetite specifications of a regulations. The new R18 has to do with adult to 30 percent reduction fuel than a evident predecessor.

In serve to a inner explosion engine, a powertrain concept, for a initial time, facilities a formation of dual hybrid systems. As in a past, a Motor-Generator-Unit (MGU), during braking events, recovers kinetic appetite during a front axle, that flows into a flywheel appetite storage system. For a initial time, a turbocharger of a inner explosion engine is related to an electrical machine, that creates it probable to modify a thermal appetite of a empty gas upsurge into electric appetite – for instance when a boost vigour extent has been reached. This appetite also flows into a flywheel appetite storage system. When a automobile accelerates, a stored appetite can possibly upsurge behind to a MGU during a front spindle or to a innovative electric turbocharger, depending on a handling strategy.

The altogether pattern of these systems and their approach impact on engine and powertrain government need rarely formidable coordination and tuning work. Audi Sport primarily achieved fanciful analyses and simulations, followed by supply contrast and, given October, by lane tests. The options accessible to a drivers and engineers as a outcome of a new record are now some-more endless than ever before.

Significantly altered conditions for a aerodynamicists
 
New freedoms, accompanied by incomparable restrictions – this is how a new horizon conditions for aerodynamics can be put in a nutshell. A few examples: The 10 centimeter slimmer physique of a new LMP1 sports automobile means that a front of a R18 becomes mathematically smaller – that is an advantage. The bodywork accommodates slimmer wheels, which, in turn, reduces aerodynamic drag. This is contrasted by other innovations that do not yield any advantages in aerodynamics. At 1,050 millimeters, a competition automobile has to be 20 millimeters aloft than before, and incomparable cockpit measure are prescribed as well. This leads to reduction auspicious aerodynamics. The reduce altogether breadth of a automobile formula in a slimmer underfloor. In addition, it facilities a totally opposite figure in a area of a cutouts for a front wheels. Consequently, a area that can furnish downforce becomes smaller. With honour to conceptualizing a front end, a engineers suffer new freedoms. Instead of a diffusor, a genuine front wing with a strap might be used for a initial time. This promises aerodynamic advantages and reduce costs, as this partial of a bodywork will lend itself to easier alteration to fit a several competition tracks. In a past, it was compulsory to furnish opposite bodywork assemblies. 

On a other hand, incomparable boundary have been imposed on a aerodynamic pattern freedoms during a behind end. Use of a empty gas in a area of a behind diffusor, as in a box of a 2013-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattro, is now prohibited.

Further alleviation of safety

Even in a past, LMP1 sports cars with their sealed CFRP cockpit structure were regarded as one of a safest competition automobile categories of all. Two serious accidents of a R18 during Le Mans in 2011 saw a Audi drivers get off lightly. But this is no reason to stop. The rule-makers have continued to urge a reserve of a latest competition automobile era by commanding countless dissimilar requirements.

The new monocoque has to conflict aloft loads. At a same time, it is reinforced by additional layers of fabric, that are tough to dig in a box of a clever impact. This reduces a risk of penetration by forked objects in accidents. 

For a initial time, circle tethers are prescribed. They bond a outdoor assemblies of a front circle suspensions with a monocoque and a ones of a behind suspensions with a framework structure. Each of a dual tethers compulsory per circle can withstand army of 90 KN – that equates to a weight force of 9 metric tons. Another new underline is a CFRP structure behind a delivery – a supposed ‘crasher’ – that absorbs appetite in a collision. 

This is another instance of a substantial hurdles faced by a Audi engineers, as all these innovations boost weight, in serve to a second hybrid system. Audi’s prior Le Mans antecedent weighed 915 kilograms. But in a destiny a car’s weight might be reduced to 870 kilograms – that means that Audi’s ultra-lightweight pattern record reaches a new dimension.

A vast series of serve innovations – for instance in a areas of prophesy and interior ergonomics – impersonate a new Audi R18 e-tron quattro that will be creation a racing entrance in a 6-hour competition during Silverstone (Great Britain) on Apr 20, 2014. The prominence of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be a Le Mans 24 Hours on Jun 14/15, 2014. The aim is clear: Audi is environment a sights on stability to say a heading purpose it has enjoyed in sports antecedent racing given 2000 and on again demonstrating ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ during Le Mans.

International partners on board

The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro will be on a grid together with clever partners in a 2014 season. For a initial time, a Brazilian association Aethra Sistemas Automotivos and a Swiss watchmaker Oris support a pretension invulnerability project. The dual new partners element Audi Sport’s general portfolio in a sports automobile program, that includes Akrapovič, Alpinestars, Bosch, Castrol, ITK Engineering, Mahle, Michelin and OZ.

Press pack and footage

You will find a press kit, high-resolution photographs and footage with sound bites for rights-free use in a media database during www.audi-motorsport.info underneath a following entrance in a WEC section:
User name: lmp
Password: audir18

 

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The subsequent Audi R18 e-tron quattro: new record for a World Champions

Posted on 12. Dec, 2013 by in Audi Canada

The 2014-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattro is a many formidable competition automobile ever built by Audi. At initial glance, a new hybrid sports automobile appears like a continual serve growth of a World Championship winning automobile and Le Mans leader of a past dual years. However, due to a new LMP1 regulations that will come into outcome in 2014, Audi Sport factually redeveloped each singular component.

“The subsequent Audi R18 e-tron quattro represents a totally new era of Le Mans prototypes,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “The beliefs of a LMP1 regulations have essentially changed. The thought behind this is to grasp likewise quick path times as in a past with extremely reduction energy. Making some-more out of less: a forward-thinking approach.”

Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport, talks about a ‘revolution in thinking.’ “A elemental proceed to motorsport is being abandoned. Instead of appetite output, appetite expenditure will be theme to stipulations – this is in line with a suggestion of a times and opens adult good technical freedoms to a engineers. In 2014, we’ll be saying a far-reaching accumulation of concepts on a grid during Le Mans.”

The simple elements of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro’s new pattern were tangible behind in 2012 and a pattern of all a singular components started during a finish of 2012. The new LMP1 sports automobile was rolled out in a early tumble of 2013, followed by lane tests of a many new R18.  

In a new Technical Regulations, a vast series of principal definitions, that regard a powertrain, physique dimensions, reserve and aerodynamics, were re-determined. With a new R18, Audi Sport has opted for a identical judgment as in a past – despite with innovative minute solutions and an additional hybrid system. The pivotal details:

  • A serve grown V6 TDI mid-engine powers a behind wheels
  • e-tron quattro hybrid element during a front spindle (ERS-K – Energy Recovery System Kinetic, a element to store kinetic energy)
  • Optimized flywheel appetite storage system
  • Hybrid element with an electric turbocharger in a inner explosion engine (ERS-H – Energy Recovery System Heat, a element that stores appetite converted from heat)

New approaches to powertrain record and appetite management

Never before has a competition automobile been powered by record as formidable as a one used in Audi’s new LMP1 sports car. The TDI engine, that sets a benchmark in terms of efficiency, stays a verified and critical component of a altogether concept. The serve grown V6 TDI section of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro creates a essential grant to a car’s correspondence with a appetite specifications of a regulations. The new R18 has to do with adult to 30 percent reduction fuel than a evident predecessor.

In serve to a inner explosion engine, a powertrain concept, for a initial time, facilities a formation of dual hybrid systems. As in a past, a Motor-Generator-Unit (MGU), during braking events, recovers kinetic appetite during a front axle, that flows into a flywheel appetite storage system. For a initial time, a turbocharger of a inner explosion engine is related to an electrical machine, that creates it probable to modify a thermal appetite of a empty gas upsurge into electric appetite – for instance when a boost vigour extent has been reached. This appetite also flows into a flywheel appetite storage system. When a automobile accelerates, a stored appetite can possibly upsurge behind to a MGU during a front spindle or to a innovative electric turbocharger, depending on a handling strategy.

The altogether pattern of these systems and their approach impact on engine and powertrain government need rarely formidable coordination and tuning work. Audi Sport primarily achieved fanciful analyses and simulations, followed by supply contrast and, given October, by lane tests. The options accessible to a drivers and engineers as a outcome of a new record are now some-more endless than ever before.

Significantly altered conditions for a aerodynamicists
 
New freedoms, accompanied by incomparable restrictions – this is how a new horizon conditions for aerodynamics can be put in a nutshell. A few examples: The 10 centimeter slimmer physique of a new LMP1 sports automobile means that a front of a R18 becomes mathematically smaller – that is an advantage. The bodywork accommodates slimmer wheels, which, in turn, reduces aerodynamic drag. This is contrasted by other innovations that do not yield any advantages in aerodynamics. At 1,050 millimeters, a competition automobile has to be 20 millimeters aloft than before, and incomparable cockpit measure are prescribed as well. This leads to reduction auspicious aerodynamics. The reduce altogether breadth of a automobile formula in a slimmer underfloor. In addition, it facilities a totally opposite figure in a area of a cutouts for a front wheels. Consequently, a area that can furnish downforce becomes smaller. With honour to conceptualizing a front end, a engineers suffer new freedoms. Instead of a diffusor, a genuine front wing with a strap might be used for a initial time. This promises aerodynamic advantages and reduce costs, as this partial of a bodywork will lend itself to easier alteration to fit a several competition tracks. In a past, it was compulsory to furnish opposite bodywork assemblies. 

On a other hand, incomparable boundary have been imposed on a aerodynamic pattern freedoms during a behind end. Use of a empty gas in a area of a behind diffusor, as in a box of a 2013-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattro, is now prohibited.

Further alleviation of safety

Even in a past, LMP1 sports cars with their sealed CFRP cockpit structure were regarded as one of a safest competition automobile categories of all. Two serious accidents of a R18 during Le Mans in 2011 saw a Audi drivers get off lightly. But this is no reason to stop. The rule-makers have continued to urge a reserve of a latest competition automobile era by commanding countless dissimilar requirements.

The new monocoque has to conflict aloft loads. At a same time, it is reinforced by additional layers of fabric, that are tough to dig in a box of a clever impact. This reduces a risk of penetration by forked objects in accidents. 

For a initial time, circle tethers are prescribed. They bond a outdoor assemblies of a front circle suspensions with a monocoque and a ones of a behind suspensions with a framework structure. Each of a dual tethers compulsory per circle can withstand army of 90 KN – that equates to a weight force of 9 metric tons. Another new underline is a CFRP structure behind a delivery – a supposed ‘crasher’ – that absorbs appetite in a collision. 

This is another instance of a substantial hurdles faced by a Audi engineers, as all these innovations boost weight, in serve to a second hybrid system. Audi’s prior Le Mans antecedent weighed 915 kilograms. But in a destiny a car’s weight might be reduced to 870 kilograms – that means that Audi’s ultra-lightweight pattern record reaches a new dimension.

A vast series of serve innovations – for instance in a areas of prophesy and interior ergonomics – impersonate a new Audi R18 e-tron quattro that will be creation a racing entrance in a 6-hour competition during Silverstone (Great Britain) on Apr 20, 2014. The prominence of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be a Le Mans 24 Hours on Jun 14/15, 2014. The aim is clear: Audi is environment a sights on stability to say a heading purpose it has enjoyed in sports antecedent racing given 2000 and on again demonstrating ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ during Le Mans.

International partners on board

The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro will be on a grid together with clever partners in a 2014 season. For a initial time, a Brazilian association Aethra Sistemas Automotivos and a Swiss watchmaker Oris support a pretension invulnerability project. The dual new partners element Audi Sport’s general portfolio in a sports automobile program, that includes Akrapovič, Alpinestars, Bosch, Castrol, ITK Engineering, Mahle, Michelin and OZ.

Press pack and footage

You will find a press kit, high-resolution photographs and footage with sound bites for rights-free use in a media database during www.audi-motorsport.info underneath a following entrance in a WEC section:
User name: lmp
Password: audir18

 

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Comments are closed.