The latest auto news are here! The Audi car sponsor has released the first official images and details about the new 2014 Audi R18 E-tron quattro, the new future model in the world of car concepts. With their future car, the Germans hope to achieve a new victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014.
A new generation of Audi R18 E-tron Quattro diesel hybrid race car was revealed today by the Germans in Ingolstadt, with the aim of winning again the Endurance World Championship titles ( WEC ) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so, as they say, this is the future performance regarding the auto world. According to Audi, the new R18 is the most complex and efficient racing car that was ever built.
What is Audi E-tron and what about specifications?
The V6 turbodiesel that brought victory at Le Mans in 2013 has been improved and the hybrid system has now received a little brother, so it has also gained a new title, as an eco friendly car. Specifically, in addition to the hybrid system ( which stores energy recovered from braking and deceleration via leaflets ), Audi has installed a secondary hybrid that uses an electric supercharger and a machine that can convert thermal energy of the exhaust gas into electricity. Electricity, thus generated, is stored throughout the system and can fly either distributed to the front axle electric motors, or to the electric turbocharger from the rear axle. Unlike last year’s car, the new R18 is narrower, taller and it comes with smaller wheels. Also, the pilot safety has been improved by applying additional layers of fabric structure with carbon fiber reinforced plastic ( CFRP ), which reduces the risk of injury from sharp objects from outside the cockpit.
The new Audi R18 E-tron quattro remains at the stage of a new car concept and will debut on a six-hour race at Silverstone, in UK, on 20 April 2014.
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