Audi unleashes the new 2016 R18
The automaker has revealed the new 2016 Audi R18. The latest German race car utilizes a more radical aerodynamic agenda and features a new safety cell and -for the first time- a battery-powered hybrid powertrain which makes it about 10 per cent more efficient than last year’s car which they claim shares nothing in common.
“The result is a race car that manages energy even more effectively than before. This is an objective we’re pursuing for our road-going automobiles as well,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “This type of motorsport continues to set an example for automotive engineering. For Audi, production relevance has been a core topic of all racing programs for 35 years.”