U.S. exam for new Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Posted on 08. Dec, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Ingolstadt/Sebring, 2013-12-08

U.S. exam for new Audi R18 e-tron quattro

  • Audi’s new LMP1 sports automobile is being tested
  • Further sum to be published before a finish of Dec
  • Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Ullrich: “Crucial theatre has been reached”

Only a week after a World Championship winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro competition car’s final run in a race, a inheritor is prepared to strike a track. Tests of a new LMP1 sports car, that has been kept underneath wraps adult to now, embark currently on a U.S. competition lane during Sebring (Florida).

Audi Sport in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm has grown a essentially new Le Mans antecedent that corresponds to a Technical Regulations for 2014 and is designed for limit efficiency. The growth started in 2012. The roll-out took place in a early tumble of 2013. Starting today, a next-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattro is being tested on a competition lane where all new Le Mans prototypes of a Audi code have had to infer their worth: during Sebring.

“We’ve reached a essential theatre in this project,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “After building a initial prototype, contrast on several competition marks is now holding center-stage. The tests are especially focused on achieving high mileage, coordinating a rarely formidable hybrid expostulate systems and operative out an efficiency-optimized sum package that has never before been as formidable as this one.”

Audi has won a manufacturers’ and drivers’ classifications in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for a second time in period and a Le Mans 24 Hours for a twelfth time this year. Before a finish of December, Audi will benefaction a subsequent era of a hybrid sports automobile and announce serve details.

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