AUDI R8 n.1
The Audi R8 n.1 is one of the three prototypes of the Ingolstadt manufacturer that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2002. The German manufacturer after the victories of 2000 and 2001 continues the adventure endurance with the R8 aware of the useless efforts of the adversaries in countering their domination. Frank Biella, Emanuele Pirro and TomKristensen for the third consecutive time won the 2002 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Audi R8 n.1.
For the trio it was an absolute record, in fact, no crew ever won the French race three times in a row. The race, unlike the previous year, was completely run on a dry track. For the Audi was another hat-trick, second came the n.2 driven by Rinaldo Capello, Johnny Herbert and Christian Pescatori, third the n.3 with Werner, Krumm and Peter. In the American Le Mans Series, Biella and Pirro won the Mid Ohio Grand Prix, the Laguna Seca Grand Prix and the Miami Grand Prix.
Audi R8 2002
Designed: Wolfgang Appel
Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1080 mm
Suspension front: Independent double-wishbone, push-rod system with horizontal spring/damper unit, adjustable gas-filled shock absorbers
Suspension rear: Independent double-wishbone, push-rod system with horizontal spring/damper unit, adjustable gas-filled shock absorbers
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Audi 3600 cc 90° V8 twin turbo, mid engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 460 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Ricardo six speed sequential manual Multiple disc limited slip differential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Fuel brand: Shell
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2002 with drivers Frank Biella, Tom Kristensen, Emanuele Pirro
Race winner: Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, Grand Prix of Laguna Seca, Grand Prix of Miami
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