Tag: Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro with new aerodynamics

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Ingolstadt – At the 6 Hours of Spa, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro debuts a new bodywork configuration. It differs significantly from the version with which Audi won the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season opener at Silverstone. Jan Monchaux, Head of Aerodynamics at Audi Sport, explains the background. In the meantime it has become […] More »

  Comments | By - April 29, 2015

Flashback: Le Mans 2006 and the first diesel success

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Ingolstadt – Audi has always stood for pioneering achievements. The brand with the four rings was the first automobile manufacturer to win the World Rally Championship in 1982 with a four-wheel drive model, the legendary quattro. And at Le Mans, Audi again turned conventional wisdom upside down. Never before had a marque tried to win […] More »

  Comments | By - April 28, 2015

Flashback: Le Mans 2001 and TFSI gasoline direct injection

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Ingolstadt – The Audi R8 won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time in the 2001 season. In addition to the sporting success, Audi caught the public’s attention with a technological innovation as well. Heavy rain was the major acid test in the 69th running of the race, as a result of which […] More »

  Comments | By - March 29, 2015

New Audi R18 e-tron quattro even more efficient

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Audi is starting the 2015 season with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro. In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi is going to compete with a hybrid sports car in the 4-megajoule class

  Comments | By - March 21, 2015

Three friends in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

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Ingolstadt – Audi’s Le Mans program has been in existence since 1999 and during this period there have been numerous successful driver teams competing in unchanged line-ups for many years. The three Le Mans winners Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) are by now ranking in second place of this list. Putting together driver pairings in […] More »

  Comments | By - February 19, 2015

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