Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.2

HISTORY

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2 is the prototype with which Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer participated in the 2014 World Endurance Championship.

The main changes compared to the Audi R18 2013 are, a revised engine with an electric turbocharger, updates to the hybrid flywheel system with the addition of a waste heat recovery system. The system captured the thermal energy from the exhaust by adding power to the turbocharger or flywheel storage system. The aerodynamics has been heavily revised according to the new rules, abandoning the diffuser aspirated by the 2013 model forbidden by the regulation.

Despite being inferior in performance to the Toyota TS040, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2014. The victory came taking advantage of the usual problems of the Japanese manufacturer in the French race. During the season of the championship, Fassler, Lotterer and Treluyer also won the 6 hours of Circuit of the Americas.

CHASSIS

Audi R18
Carbon fibre and Aluminum monocoque, CFC rear crash structure
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Carbon disc Brembo
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 4000 cc V6 120° Turbo Diesel hybrid
Power: > 560 kW
Hybrid: System e-tron Hybrid Technology
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive word hybrid statemi on the front axle.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated seven speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 54 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner of 24 hours of Le Mans 2014 with drivers Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler
Race winner: 6 hours of Circuit of the Americas

Posted in DRAWS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS.

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