During this weekend, Audi has introduced what will be your bulwark in competition for the next season 2016. So is the Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2016, the new car that will play not only the new season of the WEC, but also a new edition of the 24h Le Mans, probably one of the most promising of the year.
Audi has done its homework after the defeat of this year as compared to Porsche and shows us a car with more changes than expected. Of time in color black and red, to show their final colors, hides a new aerodynamic work where the front more elevated it is the key.
In this way Audi claims to have improved aerodynamic penetration and the downward force. This results in higher speeds tip the straights of Le Mans and in a greater burden to face all the curves. The lower part of the vehicle has also worked to increase the maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
Although you do not see for any side the slightest mention of the TDI motor, you may in final decoration appears, continues to rely on its technology diesel engine hybrid. What is new is the new category in which it is framed in terms of the recovery of energy, 6 MJ.
Up to now, Audi had worked with the 4 MJ of energy recovery through a flywheel that also will say goodbye. Storage is now in charge of a battery system that, according to Audi, it performs its function more efficiently. Still facing the 8MJ recovery of the winner of this year, Porsche.
But there not just the surprises. Porsche and Audi have competed with three cars on the track, which up until now was considered a race strategy optimal. Experts and legends announce that while a car breakdown and other accidents, the third fight for the victory.
But it will be history this year, having agreed to both Audi as Porsche, both built in the VAG group, only to be borne with two cars in LMP1 at the 24 hours of Le Mans. Opens a new window where it comes in-game Toyota, which until now has competed with only two units.
Source – Audi