2012 2013 Audi R18 etron quattro Images Specifications and Information

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A significant reduction of the displacement put additional emphasis on (aerodynamic) ahead of the 2011 season and Audi to develop the first cockpit sports racer for a decade. Dubbed the R18 TDI, the new featured an equally new engine an innovative single turbo The engineers left room in the for future developments, including the of a hybrid drive system.

the R18 TDI proved a winner at Le Mans time out, it was deemed too and for 2012 a lighter version was One of the main reasons additional had to be shed was for the additional mechanicals for the hybrid system. Hedging bets, two versions of the evolution readied; the ‘conventional’ R18 Ultra and the R18 quattro, equipped with two electric motors and a flywheel to and distribute the generated energy.

Both versions sport a that features a complete casing and has been the source of of the weight saving. This is to the same wide-angle V6 with the wedged between the cylinder The single turbo featured turbine geometry to ensure it is throughout the rev-band.

In an effort to increase the parity the diesel and petrol powered further restrictions were on the diesel engines, lowering the output to a claimed 510 bhp.

have also been to the front of the chassis to accommodate two motors, which also as generators. The energy is stored in an flywheel that is mounted the driver. Supplied by Williams Power, the flywheel spins in a at speeds of up to 45,000 rpm. to conventional batteries, a flywheel can be and de-charged quickly and also not suffer from degradation.

As per the regulations, the storage capacity is to just 500 kJ.

The kinetic energy is and used by two MGUs or Motor Units, connected to the front Following protests from a team, it was decided that motors could only be at speeds of over 120 km/h. removes most of the all-wheel benefits provided by the driven wheels.

To cool the motors and the flywheel an cooling system is fitted, is responsible for a slight increase in and drag compared to the conventional R18

The modifications made to the front in order to accommodate for the MGUs are incorporated in the Ultra, and Audi stated that if needed one be converted in the other version much effort. Suspension is conventional with double all around. Push-rods are used at the while the new rear-end features actuated springs and dampers.

Another novelty is a rear-view that is connected to a small in the cockpit and improves the drivers’ visibility.

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