The Audi’s New 2016 R18 Diesel-Hybrid race-car Le Mans Prototype, will also compete the FIA world endurance championship.
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The racer represents the next stage in lightweight, features innovative aerodynamics and has modified hybrid system, plus an efficiency-optimized TDI engine.
Audi hasn’t released any specs on the V6 4.0-liter turbo diesel engine, but in the previous model it was rated at 558hp, backed up by a 272hp electric motor.
Head of AUDI motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, explains:
“With our new AUDI R18, we’re setting a clear signal. AUDI continues to put the pedal to the metal in motorsport, deliberately relying on TDI – the world’s most successful automotive efficiency technology – at Le Mans.”