Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.2 winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2013

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.2

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.2

HISTORY

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2 was driven by Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Loic Duval in the 2013 World Endurance Championship. The second version of the R18 e-tron quattro presented an evolution of the hybrid system with a storage system A flywheel designed by Williams Hybrid Power, it gave off power to the front wheels, making the car out of corners a four-wheel drive.

Kristensen, McNish and Duval won with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2 the 24 hours of Le Mans 2013. For the danish rider was the ninth victory in the french race. The trio also won the 6 hours of Silverstone and the 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas, and the final victory of the WEC Championship.

CHASSIS

Audi R18
Carbon fibre and Aluminum monocoque, CFC rear crash structure
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1996 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Carbon disc Brembo
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 3700 cc V6 120° Turbo Diesel hybrid
Power: > 520 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 six speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 58 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner of 24 hours of Le Mans 2013 with drivers Loic Duval, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish
Winner of WEC World Champion 2013
Race winner: 6 Hours of Silverstone, 6 hours of Circuit of the Americas

Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.1 Winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2012

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.1

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro n.1

HISTORY

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.1 of 2012 is the first hybrid prototype of the german manufacturer and was driven by Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer in the 2012 Endurance World Championship. The version of the Audi R18 TDI of 2011 was adapted to the new regulations that provided for the introduction of the hybrid system, Audi, unlike the Toyota, uses a flywheel accumulation system that transmitted the energy accumulated to the front wheels.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans 2012 was won by Lotterer, Fassler and Treluyer with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro n.1. The race was an internal fight between Ingolstad’s cars, while Toyota at the championship debut presented a petrol car that was still too sour. The trio also won the 6 hours of Silverstone and the 6 hours of Bahrain, and the final victory of the first WEC Championship.

CHASSIS

Audi R18
Carbon fibre and Aluminum monocoque, CFC rear crash structure
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 3700 cc V6 120° Turbo Diesel hybrid
Power: > 510 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 6-speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 60 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2012 with drivers Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler
Winner WEC World Champion 2012
Race winner: 6 Hours of Silverstone 2012, 6 Hours of Barhein 2012

Audi R18 TDI n.2 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011

AUDI R18 TDI n.2

AUDI R18 TDI n.2

HISTORY

The 2011 Audi R18 TDI No. 2 is the prototype with the guide Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer in the 2011 International Le Manc Champion. The R18 was very different from the previous car, the Audi R15 TDI. In aerodynamics, the biggest news was the use of the covered cab, after years of success with the opposite solution. The engine saw the abandonment of the V10 for the new V6.

At the 24 hours of Le Mans 2011 they won Lotterer, Fassler and Treluyer with the Audi R18 TDI n.2. The race saw the pursuit of the Peugeot 908 right on the Audi n.2, after the other two twin cars were forced to retire by accident. During the night Treluyer was decisive for the victory, distancing the Peugeot. The rest of the championship was not as exciting, in fact the french manufacturer won all the races of the ILMC world except Le Mans.

CHASSIS

Audi R18 TDI
Carbon fibre and Aluminum monocoque, CFC rear crash structure
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1900 mm
Height: 1050 mm
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 3700 cc V6 120° Turbo Diesel
Power: > 397 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Sequential, hydraulically activated six speed sequential racing transmission
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 65 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner of 24 hours of Le Mans 2011 with drivers Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler

Audi R15 TDI Plus n.9 Winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

AUDI R15 TDI Plus n.9

AUDI R15 TDI Plus n.9

HISTORY

The Audi R15 TDI Plus n.9 is a prototype that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 2010. The Audi after the defeat of 2009 by the Peugeot 908, decided to update the R15 of the year before, the differences the main ones are evident in the aerodynamics, where the muzzle and the sides are modified.
For Audi, it is the last prototype with the interior uncovered.

At the 24 hours of Le Mans 2010 they won Rockenfeller, Bernhard and Dumas with the Audi R15 TDI Plus n.9, exploiting the technical problems that the Peugeot accused. At the finish was the parade of the German builder who occupied the first three positions. During the season he never managed to worry about the cars of the French manufacturer, who won the remaining races of the ILMC championship.

CHASSIS

Audi R15 TDI Plus
Carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated carbon fibre discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 5499 cc V10 90° Turbo Diesel
Power: 440 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Xtrac Five speed Sequential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 81 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner of 24 hours of Le Mans 2013 with drivers Mike Rockenfeller, Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard

Peugeot 908 HDI FAP n.9 Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2009

PEUGEOT 908 HDI FAP n.9

PEUGEOT 908 HDI FAP n.9

HISTORY

The Peugeot 908 HDI FAP 9 is the prototype deployed by the french manufacturer at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009. After the victory of the Bentley EXP Speed ​​8 in 2003, Peugeot decides to present in 2007 a prototype coupe with a very aerodynamic line fluid powered by a diesel aspirated engine. The 2008 defeat led Peugeot to focus on mechanical reliability to focus on the french race.

Wurz, Gene and Brabham with the Peugeot 908 HDI FAP n.9 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2009, the car proved to be very fast, and the three cars deployed by the french was the one with fewer problems, reaching the finish line with a lap of advantage on the sister car driven by Sarrazin, Bourdais, Montagny.

CHASSIS

Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
Carbon-fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated carbon fibre discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Peugeot 5500 cc V12 100° Diesel Bi-Turbo
Power: 522 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Paddle Operated six speed Semi-Automatic
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 81 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2009 with drivers David Brabham, Marc Gene, Alexander Wurz

Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2 fourth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2009

LOLA-ASTON MARTIN DBR1-2

LOLA-ASTON MARTIN DBR1-2

HISTORY

The Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2 is a prototype that participated in the 2009 Le Mans Series Championship. For the 50 years since its only victory at the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Aston Martin DBR1, the english team decided to deploy a car in the LMP1 class to challenge the Peugeot 908 and Audi R15 favorites. The livery with the colors of the sponsor Gulf made the car very vintage.

Charouz, Enge and Mucke with the Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2 arrived fourth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009, despite the efforts and perseverance, the french and the germans proved superior. The trio won the 2009 Le Mans Series Championship, winning two wins in the 1000 km of Silverstone and the 1000 km of the Nurburgring.

CHASSIS

Lola-Aston Martin DBR1-2
Composite fibre construction made of carbon fibres monocoque
Length: 4634 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Aston Martin 5993 cc V12 60°
Power: 440 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: X-Trac six speed sequential manual.
Tank capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Fourth at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2009 with drivers Jan Charouz, Tomas Enge, Stefan Mucke.
Winner Le Mans Series 2009 Championship.
Race winner: 1000 km of Silverstone, 1000 km of Nurburgring.

Audi R10 TDI n.2 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2008

AUDI R10 TDI n.2

AUDI R10 TDI n.2

HISTORY

The Audi R10 TDI n.2 is the prototype with the driving Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello who participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans of 2009. The Audi after two years of victories, decides to continue another year with this model, despite the Peugeot 908 is a rising opponent and now ready for victory.

At the 24 hours of Le Mans 2008 they won Kristensen, McNish and Capello with the Audi R10 TDI n.2, exploiting the technical difficulties that hit the Peugeot and their experience in the crucial moments of the race. The Peugeot came second and third. During the season despite the participation in the ALMS and LMS, the three drivers did not win other races, but contributed to the victory of the constructors’ championship.

CHASSIS

Audi R10 TDI
Carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated carbon fibre discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 5499 cc V12 a 90° Turbo Diesel
Power: 480 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Xtrac five speed Sequential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 81 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2008 with drivers Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish

Audi R10 TDI n.1 Winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2007

AUDI R10 TDI n.1

AUDI R10 TDI n.1

HISTORY

The Audi R10 TDI n.1 is the prototype with the guide Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biella and Marco Werner who participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2007. The Audi after the 2006 successes, must deal with the changes made by the ACO and with the new Peugeot opponents, who with their new prototype diesel powered coupe, Peugeot 908, aim to win the race endurance of french

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2007 they won Pirro, Biella and Werner with the Audi R10 TDI n.1, which after the crashes to their twin cars, fought to the last with the french Peugeot arrived at the finish line. At the beginning of the season the trio won the 12 hours of Sebring, in front of the Acura ARX of Herta, Franchitti and Kanaan.

CHASSIS

Audi R10 TDI
Carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated carbon fibre discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 5499 cc V12 a 90° Turbo Diesel
Power: 480 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Xtrac five speed Sequential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 81 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2007 with drivers Frank Biella, Emanuele Pirro, Marco Werner

PEUGEOT 908 HDI FAP n.7

PEUGEOT 908 HDI FAP n.7

HISTORY

The Peugeot 908 HDI FAP n.7 is a prototype that participated in the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans. After almost fifteen years since their last participation in Le Mans, the French manufacturer tries to regain the home race with a car that seems be aesthetically an evolution of the Peugeot 905 of 1993. Like the Audi R10 also the 908 is equipped with a diesel engine with the FAP system connected to the exhausts, but unlike the German car is a coupe.

Villeneuve, Gene and Minassian with the Peugeot 908 HDI FAP n.7 were forced to retire at the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours, the car proved very fast, but at an hour and a half from the end the engine broke while they were on the second place. During the season with the duo Gene and Minassian participated in the Le Mans Series, the crew won the victories at Monza, Silverstone and Interlagos, but the title went to the sister car of Lamy and Sarrazin.

CHASSIS

Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
Carbon-fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated carbon fibre discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Peugeot 5500 cc V12 100° Diesel Bi-Turbo
Power: 522 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Paddle Operated six speed Semi-Automatic
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 81 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Did not finish at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2007 with drivers Nicolas Minassian, Marc Gene, Jacques Villeneuve.
Race winner: 1000 km of Monza, 1000 km of Silverstone, 1000 miles of Interlagos.

Audi R10 TDI n.8 Winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2006

AUDI R10 TDI n.8

AUDI R10 TDI n.8

HISTORY

The Audi R10 TDI n.8 is the first diesel-powered prototype to have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Audi after the four successes in five years of the previous R8, decides to embark on the adventure of endurance with this new engine by anticipating a year the future Peugeot opponents, who had announced to return to the endurance races, also with a diesel engine, but only in 2007.

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2006 they won Pirro, Biella and Werner with the Audi R10 TDI n.8, which during the race was the most constant and reliable, in second place the Pescarolo arrived while in the third the twin car driven by Kristensen, Capello, McNish. In the ALMS championship, with only Pirro and Biella driving, he also won the Grand Prix of Utah and La Road America 500.

CHASSIS

Audi R10 TDI
Carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Brakes: Ventilated carbon fibre discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 5499 cc V12 a 90° Turbo Diesel
Power: 485 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Xtrac five speed Sequential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Diesel

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2006 with drivers Frank Biella, Emanuele Pirro, Marco Werner