Published on March 23rd, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Audi R18 Revealed for 2016 Endurance Races – It’s More Powerful and Efficient
For the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi is emphasising focal areas in the 2016 season: The Audi R18 that has been redesigned from scratch has almost nothing in common anymore with its predecessor.
It features a more radical aerodynamics concept, including a new safety cell, its hybrid drive system is battery-operated for the first time, the V6 TDI engine has been revised, and new system solutions have been added.
As a result, Audi’s LMP1 sports car is a vehicle that is more powerful and – once more – clearly more efficient than its predecessor.
While the new R18 is Audi’s strongest race car to date, it consumes less fuel than any of the generations before it.