New details on the 2014 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro have been released, ahead of its racing debut, during the six-hour race at Silverstone, in April, next year.
The 2014 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is being placed into the spotlights once again, after its official unveil not too long ago, this time with the company’s motorsport division releasing more details and images with it. According to the German based automaker, the racer is meeting the new LMP1 regulations, which will be applied starting next year.
“The next Audi R18 e-tron quattro represents a completely new generation of Le Mans prototypes. The principles of the LMP1 regulations have fundamentally changed. The idea behind this is to achieve similarly fast lap times as in the past with considerably less energy. Making more out of less: a forward-thinking approach”, says Wolfgang Ullrich, the Audi Motorsport boss.
The new Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is getting a V6 TDI mid-engine, powering the rear wheels, and driving the front axle will be an e-quattro hybrid system. When compared to its predecessor, the 2014 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is 20 mm taller, 100 mm narrower and 30 percent more economical. The model will make its racing debut on the 20th of April, during the 6-hour race at Silverstone, and it will also participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in June.