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Audi unveils 2014 R18 quattro racecar


Along announcing its motorsport programme for Ingolstadt-based Audi has unveiled its for the LMP1 class of the World Championship (WEC), a redeveloped R18 quattro, a prototype designed the ground up to dominate endurance with its unique blend of innovation and race-proven reliability.

Due to in the regulations that govern the of endurance racing, the LMP1 rules have changed to for more technical finesse the powertrain, exterior dimensions, and aerodynamics.

“The idea behind is to achieve similarly fast lap as in the past with considerably energy. Making more out of a forward-thinking approach,” says of Audi Motorsport, Dr. Wolfgang

Instead of power output, consumption will be subject to This is in line with the of our times and opens up great freedoms to the engineers. In 2014, we ll be a wide variety of concepts on the at Le Mans, says Chris head of LMP at Audi Sport.

Once again, a turbodiesel V6 the R18 e-tron quattro’s rear while a kinetic energy system sends drive to the axle. But another hybrid has been implemented with the use of an turbocharge in the internal combustion which stores energy has been converted from

On the outside, regulations specify the prototype sits 20 mm higher before, which makes the new R18 1 050 mm Underneath, the cutouts for the front also feature a different Altogether this results in areas of the vehicle that can downforce and negatively affects efficiency, engineers can compensate by a proper front wing a movable flap instead of the used before.

At the rear however, the use of exhaust gas in the of the rear diffuser is now banned.

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recent accidents at the 24 Hours of Le have demonstrated how safe the carbon-fibre-reinforced-plastic cockpits are, the state that more of fabric have to be used on the which would make it even higher loads and the risk of intrusion by pointed in the event of high speed

Furthermore, while the previous R18 915 kg, the new prototype’s mass may be reduced to 870 kg – Audi’s lightweight design The new R18 also uses blue beams that backlight phosphorus crystal lenses which the light beams are emitted – vastly improving an efficient LED system.

“We re not going to reveal any more that at this early as in 2014 we re facing an extremely competition and a year full of for Audi Sport,” Dr. Ullrich

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