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R18 TDI [ edit ]


As per the new for Le Mans in 2011 the car features a fin on the engine cover and has a new six-speed The new gearbox is electrically controlled of pneumatically controlled, saving by eliminating the pneumatic system. the capacity reduction, the 3.7L V6 is to develop more than 397 (532 bhp) of power. is less than the outgoing but the V6 engine’s fuel consumption more than likely be than that of the outgoing V10 on the R15.

The new engine has a single Garrett Turbo Technologies ) TR30R VGT as opposed to the twin TR30R of both the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP and the previous R15 TDI. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The R18’s V6 engine inwards between the cylinder where the turbocharger is placed. is called a ‘hot side configuration and is opposed to the traditional with each cylinder of a V engine exhausting outwards to respective turbochargers.

The Audi R18 is the ever LMP car to race with LED headlights, [ citation needed ] in case in the shape of the number Unlike other coupé in its class, the chassis on the R18 is not composed of two but rather is of single-piece construction for rigidity. [ citation needed ] The R18 has an cooling duct above the roof as well as redesigned wheel arches to channel air to the rear wing. Like the ARX-02a. Audi has chosen to taller and wider tyres at the for increased contact patch.

Further changes include a rear wing, aluminium and a small duct on the front of the car for driver comfort within the The 2011 ACO regulations have the R18’s fuel tank to 65 [ citation needed ]

R18 ultra [ ]

For 2012, Audi introduced an of the original car called the R18 ultra . In to the changes required by the regulations air intake restrictor and 60 litre tank) the car was completely reworked to weight. These changes Xtrac sequential electrically 6-speed racing gearbox gearbox housing made of new composite with titanium carbon clutch, changes to the composite aluminum honeycomb built by Dallara, [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Single (Honeywell Turbo Technologies ) with boost pressure to 2.8 bar absolute, [ 5 ] Bosch MS24 management, 1 x 45.8 mm diameter air O.Z. magnesium forged Michelin Radial 360/710R18 and 370/710R18 rear tires. [ 6 ]

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R18 e-tron quattro [ edit ]

R18 e-tron quattro (Overall class winner, Le Mans 24 2012 ).

The R18 e-tron quattro is a version of the R18 ultra, with a max 500 kJ accumulator system designed by Hybrid Power. 2 101 PS (74 kW; 100 hp) Bosch Generator Unit driving wheels with water with integrated power giving the car four (quattro) drive, a smaller 58-litre tank. The quattro system, as per the is only available at speeds 120 km/h (75 mph). [ 3 ] [ 6 ]

2014 [ edit ]

Changes from R18 e-tron quattro include the of blue laser beam with a yellow phosphorus lens, a revised V6 TDI engine an electric turbocharger, upgrades to the accumulator system and an exhaust recovery system. The system the thermal energy from the and can add power to either the turbocharger or the accumulator system. The aerodynamics been heavily revised in with the new rules: the width is by 10 cm, the height is increased by 20 mm and there is a new set of wings. However, the exhaust-blown on the 2013 model has been and removed. The safety monocoque has strengthened with additional

Wheel tethers and extra structures are also added to the Finally, there are numerous upgrades to vision and ergonomics to drivability. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] [ 10 ]

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