Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2016 3° 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.8

HISTORY

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the prototype with which the German manufacturer participated in the 2016 Endurance World Championship. Of the R18 this is the sixth version, after the defeat of the 24 hours of Le Mans and the WEC in 2015, the Audi revolutionizes the car in a clear way, both aerodynamically with cutting-edge solutions, but above all with the hybrid engine switching to lithium-ion batteries and climbing in the 6 megajoules class from the previous 4.

Despite the efforts undertaken, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro proved to be a little too fragile. At the 24 hours of Le Mans obtained the third place with the No. 8 led by the trio Di Grassi, Duval and Jarvis. During the season they won two championship races: the 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps and the 6 hours of Bahrain.

CHASSIS

Audi R18
Composite fiber construction of carbon fibers with aluminum honeycomb core and Zylon side panels, tested acc. to the strict FIA
crash and safety standards, front and rear CFRP crashers
Length: 4650mm
Width: 1900mm
Height: 1050mm
Brakes:Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system, monoblock light-alloy brake calipers, ventilated carbon fiber brake discs front and rear
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 4000 V6 120° Turbo Diesel hybrid
Power: > 378 kW (> 514 hp)
Hybrid: Lithium-ion battery 300 kW
Drive Type: Rear-wheel drive, traction control (ASR), e-tron quattro four-wheel drive in hybrid mode.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated 6-speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Limited slip differential rear
Tank Capacity: 49,9 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

3° of 24 hours of Le Mans 2016 – drivers L.Di Grassi, L.Duval, O.Jarvis
Race winner: 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, 6 hours of Bahrain

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