As the night and the day. During the celebration of the ‘Audi Sport Finale’ at the Training Centre of Audi in Munich, the brand from Ingolstadt has unveiled the details of its sports programs for the season 2016. The most awaited moment of the evening without doubt was to know the new Audi R18 e-tron quattror, the new prototype LMP1 to compete in the World Endurance (WEC) and therefore the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A model that comes with numerous changes in its aerodynamics and design, but also in its philosophy. a blow on the table from Audi.
The aerodynamic design of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro is in great measure of his predecessor, something that can be checked widely in their front. The nose of the LMP1 2016 is higher, allowing you to channel the flow of air in a more efficient way inside and underneath the prototype. The front splitter is more close to the ground and with a design more than straight, facilitating the work of the two flaps of the ‘spoiler’, bounded as it is logical for the steps of the wheel bodywork. Even these have changed, with a far more square on the wheel arches of the model of 2015.
The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro showcases some design changes in the cabin and in the ‘shark fin’. Highlights the fall is remarkable that suffers the bodywork just behind the cockpit, much more accentuated in 2015. The rear spoiler is more akin in its forms, although the bracket is more narrow and not rectangular as in 2015. The area of the rear diffuser is very similar in design -as bounded by regulation – but it also presents forms more square. Audi has covered this area with care, so that the findings are minimal.
Audi is not content with the changes of the aerodynamic design and a more lightweight and relies on a new mechanical concept. The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro keeps the engine turbo V6 of 4.0 liters, although the brand has improved its efficiency. It should be remembered that the LMP1 2015 had a power of 558 horsepower and a maximum torque of 850 Nm. This propellant was associated with a sequential shift 7-speed that gave all the force to the rear-wheel drive, though thanks to the system e-tron quattro and the work of the mechanical hybrid, the car enjoyed an all-wheel drive.
¿And the changes? Because precisely in the part hybrid. Audi has seen that energy recovery of 4 Megajoules was not sufficient and face-to-2016 radicalizes your bet. The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro is encompassed in the subcategoria hybrid of 6 MJ and for this renunciation of the flywheel and opt for batteries to store the energy. With this technology associated with the TDI motor, the German firm understands that it can compete with an LMP1 of the subcategoria 8 MJ and motorization of gasoline. The 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid recovered 8 MJ, and the Toyota TS040 Hybrid 6 MJ.
news Audi presents a R18 e-tron quattro 2016 very renewed was originally published in by Fernando Sancho.