Audi R8 n.3 winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2005

AUDI R8 n.3

HISTORY

The Audi R8 n.3 is the latest prototype of the Ingolstadt motorized petrol manufacturer to have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Audi after the successes of the previous R8, for the second year decides not to participate with an official team, but to give its sports cars to private teams.

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2005 they won Lehto, Kristensen and Werner with the Audi R8 n.3 of the ADT Champion Racing team. Despite the limitations imposed by the Federation, the Audi decided to set the race on reliability not having the top speed of Pescarolo, which turned five seconds on the fastest lap but suffered two long pit stops that prevented the recovery. During the season the Audi R8 n.3 also won the 12 hours of Sebring and the Grand Prix of Road Atlanta.

CHASSIS

Audi R8 2005
Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1080 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 3600 cc 90° V8 twin turbo, mid engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 390 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive,.
Transmission: Ricardo six speed sequential manual Multiple disc limited slip differential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 80 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2005 with drivers Jirki Jarvi Lehto, Marco Werner, Tom Kristensen
Race winner: 12 Hours of Sebring, Grand Prix of Road Atlanta

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