A new era of racing at Le Mans is upon us and Audi is leading the field once again through new technology in the form of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
Audi has won races around the world utilizing groundbreaking technologies such as quattro, turbocharged direct injection (TFSI) and turbo diesel (TDI) engines. Each of these found their way into very successful production vehicles such as the original quattro, the iconic Audi R8 and everything from an A3 to an Q7 TDI.
Now it is time for a new era of racing technology through the R18 e-tron quattro which uses brake regeneration to power the front wheels while the V6 TDI engine powers the rear.
Watch the Audi Sport team explain the philosophy of developing technologies for the track that then find their way to the streets in this video.
See the Audi R18 ultra and the R18 e-tron quattro compete at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race on Saturday, June 16th/17th 2012.