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VIDEO: Audi unveils new R18 WEC challenger

Audi has revealed the detailed specification behind its all-new R18 machine as it looks to take back the World Endurance Championship crowns.
Audi has revealed the detailed specification behind its all-new R18 machine as it looks to take back the World Endurance Championship crowns in 2016.

Having finished runner-up in the WEC title fights for two consecutive seasons, Audi is aiming to reclaim top spot in the prestigious endurance series by launching its refreshed Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

The new LMP1 challenger has a redesigned aerodynamics package to make the car lights while it also has a modified hybrid system with lithium-ion batteries for energy storage, plus an efficiency-optimized TDI engine, stepping up to the 6 megajoule class for 2016.

Audi also revealed it will retain the same drivers of Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer, Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis in the same line-up from 2015, but will not run a third car at Le Mans.



Tagged as: Le Mans , Audi , WEC

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