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2011 Audi R18

By luanpa in | December 13, 2010 | (3) Comments

Audi aims to continue its string of victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a completely new LMP1 sports car development.Audi car maker has unveiled new sport racing car prototype, it’s 2011 Audi R18 and was presented at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt on the evening of Friday, 10 december 2010.

The Audi R18’s headlights, which are the first to completely consist of LEDs with optimized amount of light, are a technical highlight.Audi’s light designers had the chance to make their mark on the development as well: The LEDs of the daytime light form the shape of a “1″ which is intended to inspire associations with Audi’s historic brand logo.

The engineers’ Audi Sport using The chassis and aerodynamics package contains a lot of know-how from the R8, the R10 TDI and the R15 TDI whereas the fitting of identically sized front and rear wheels is new to an Audi Le Mans sports car.By opting for a 3.7-liter V6 TDI unit, Audi retains the diesel concept that saw its first victorious fielding in 2006. “From our point of view, the TDI continues to be the most efficient technology. Another new development is the six-speed transmission in the Audi R18 which has been specifically modified for use with the smaller engine.

Audi is planning to field three Audi R18 cars at Le Mans, which will be entered by Audi Sport Team Joest, the most successful Le Mans team of all time. In addition, Audi Sport Team Joest will contest the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), consisting of a total of seven endurance races on three continents (including the Le Mans 24 Hours) with two cars.The racing debut of the Audi R18 is planned for the Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) 6 Hours on May 8, 2011. Prior to the event, the new prototype will be able to do its first laps on the race track at Le Mans during the official test day on April 24 and gather important data for the race on June 11 and 12, 2011.

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3 responses to "2011 Audi R18"

  1. Quote: ” In addition, Audi Sport Team Joest will contest the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), consisting of a total of seven endurance races on three continents (including the Le Mans 24 Hours) with two cars.The racing debut of the Audi R18 is planned for the Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) 6 Hours on May 8, 2011.”

    Isn’t the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 19, 2011, part of the ILMC? I believe it is. So wouldn’t the R18 be tested, at least, at Sebring?

  2. That’s an awesome creation by Audi. Are these cars developed in a limited numbers or there are some other plans.

  3. sutris says:

    roughly how much this car?