Tag: Le Mans

Positive test day for Audi at Le Mans


At Le Mans, Audi thoroughly prepared for the 24-hour race to be held in two weeks from now. On the official test day for the most important endurance race of the year, the three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars completed detailed programs and reeled off 288 laps. On June 13 and 14, Audi will be battling for its 14th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours at La Sarthe

  Comments | By - May 31, 2015

Audi R18 e-tron quattro with new aerodynamics


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


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


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


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

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