So it would have been the Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 of 2017


It is evident that the Volkswagen Group needed to move tab
after the scandal of emissions from its diesel engines with the objective of washing
your image. A strategy that has had as a consequence the completion of
two of its sports programs more successful
. The output of Volkswagen
Motorsport WRC joined the Audi Sport WEC. Two decisions that almost
took of the night to the morning and that left two victims in its wake, a
Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2017 ready to approve -with options still
get it – and an Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2017 nearly complete.

Although the output of Audi’s World Endurance was a matter
of time by the presence of Porsche Motorsport in the championship, it is evident
the decision came as a surprise to the technicians of Audi Sport
, that almost
they had already completed the Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2017. A LMP1 that never see the
light, but that we have been able to known in its version original thanks to the photos
that you have posted on your social networks two pilots of the mark as Loïc Duval
-newly confirmed for the DTM and Filipe Albuquerque one of the models of pre-production.


It is evident that we are before a mock-up of the Audi R18 e-tron
quattro 2017 the first phase of its development
and that therefore the version
end of the LMP1 would have been remarkable developments in aero, but also
it is true that this model can be used to view the basic lines of the prototype that
competed in 2017. Highlights without a doubt among the changes that can be
seen by the naked eye the shape of the rear wing and their supports,
pontoons staggered and the wheel arches, as well as the integration of the
mirrors in the own body
to improve the aerodynamics.

Although Audi Sport has put rent their LMP1 with
specification 2016
, it is almost impossible that this R18 e-tron 2017 see the light,
every time the technicians of Audi even came to complete its
construction. For this reason, this model has become the true reflection of their
abrupt departure from the WEC and to turn the only shows of what could have been the
Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2017
. A model that certainly has been the protagonist of
an event that will commemorate 18 years of Audi racing